That may or may not have popped into my head a few times during this process. And Justin may or may not have mentioned it a few times too!! HAHHAHA.So, remember back at the beginning of all this when I said you should move the motor back more?
wow... lots of work. i have looked at doing a radiator this wide or more. my idea was to just cut the front frame off and lower it down to where the lower skid plate tub is and build the bumper stuff from that.
You should be fine they only have about 20 psi and if it does leak aluminum jb weld will take care of that lol my range took a rock to the radiator at the desert was leaking bad jb weld it was good for another 5 yearsgot an hour and a half last night! haha
Got the outer tubes re- done.
Got the front header panel on. It fits! BARELY. Knew I was pushing it about as far forward as I could go. I had to notch out a good portion.
All of it fits though.. even the plastic air ducting. Had to cut it back in the center too.
And the new diags are 90% too. Just need to fine tune and log in PAD notes. Need to make sure they clear tire too. These are .095. 20" 40* notch and 45* miter.
Everything was really starting to come together. I really wanted these tubes to go to corners up front... but, well... that damn radiator is in the way.
Did someone say radiator? Uh no..we don't want to talk about that stupid thing. I always knew in my head this thing would be a nightmare .... but, it went to a whole new level.
So, the gist of it is. I'm a complete moron and somehow it fell off the back of truck when I was working!! ... I must have nudged it off the foam I had it on.. and then the vibration, hammering, etc did the rest. This is where I wish I had more room to put stuff. Stacking shit on the truck clearly isn't the best.
And it is pretty jacked. Probably has a hole in it with my luck. I think it landed on axle and flopped over and hit caliper or something?! All I know is it made a shit ton of noise and that "oh no.. oh no" song popped in my head. I was sooo mad when I saw that thing on the floor. It was hard not being an asshole to everyone around me that night. Even though it was totally my own dumbass' fault.
This won't matter...
But this one does!! HOW!?? The one side the fan is off... and the backside where there wasn't cardboard!
I tried pressurizing it with my stupid face.. and couldn't see any soap bubbles... but that test is probably about as good as... well, the place I had placed the radiator, apparently. Feel like an idiot posting these up...but hey... you guys can enjoy my misery.