It is nice to have a webhost again.
Speaking of nice - the AC box held together this time!|
The wires pass underneath it freely in that channel too - bolt it up and call it good!
|Begin FOUR DAYS of looking for where I put the metal squirrel cage fan.
It was here in the garage, I've put it somewhere clever.|
Found the spare AC box, it's got a plastic fan but it's damaged.
(No, the metal one is in a box in the attic. That's not clever at all.)
|Sandblast and paint. Let's make it pretty before we put it where nobody will see it.|
|(Not pictured: The fan bottoms out in the housing.|
Where did I put the spacer? At least that's where I would have expected)
|With the AC box mounted and the fan attached, I can clean up
the pass fender and get it painted on the inside too. So I did.
And I took no photos. It was the same as the driver's: rust, bad repairs, now additional bad repairs.
|It lines up... poorly.|
This is with a big stack of shims at the top AND at the bottom, and it's still not right.
|Even after additional finagling.|
|Also it's too far forward at the bottom.|
I expect I"ll be taking this back off for additional work.
(also I can't run a bracket to the core support to help hold the computer in place as it tucks up inside this rather than being accessible.
|I put the header panel on. It fit, mostly, but the car is slightly too large for the garage -- I have to squeeze past the nose to unlock the door, and this sticks out too far... so I've pulled it back off. It needed cleaned up on the inside anyway.|
|And it's true - there's about 3 inches from the outer edge of the pass rear tire to the outside of the fenderwell.|
|Unfortunately that doesn't hold true for the driver's side: the body is not square to the frame.|
|So I loosened all the body mount bolts, and tried to pry the body over. That accomplished nothing.|
|I've got a ratchet strap, what on the body can I
attach to to pull against?|
Maybe this beefy tie-down ring in the bed?
|Wrap it around, so it's pulling the frame that way.|
Yeah, raise your hand if you see what's coming.
|And now I need to repair the tie-down ring, and the body hasn't moved at all.|
|I had realized that I don't have an *accessible* bung for the wideband
O2 sensor - the front one on the driver's header is too close to the frame
to thread anything into.|
Added a new bung here, and as you can tell, I wasn't replaced with an alien replicant with some skill at welding (so I guess that's good news?)
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