Back at this weekend. Have the hood, grill and both fenders off now. Ancient bolts, screws & nuts are makin' me crazy. I hate spending so much time grinding, cuttin' & drillin" just to get a couple of the crusted @#$%'s out of the way. I know it comes with the territory, but I don't have to like it!
Here's a few pix.
The orange circles are where I expect to run the intercooler tubing to & from the turbo.
From the side you can see where the tube re-enters through the inner fender. Plenty of wheel clearance.
Anybody need a decent running 350? This ones gotta go...soon.
Meanwhile...the black/gray tank ain't goin' nowhere. It has angle iron full length along the heavy duty lip on both sides of the tank, plus now the four supporting straps are in place to carry much of the weight. Back to the fuel tank soon.
The all-thread on each mounting point extends down to provide the attachment for the straps, each of which has a layer of rubber to minimize abrasion.
All for now. Hope to get more done on Sunday. After that, it will be strictly weekends for several months until I wrap up a big art project. Gotta' pay for this thing somehow.