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Old 12-25-2012, 06:42 PM   #431
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Good to see a man and the love of his life together at Christmas time..... Enjoy and Merry Christmas everyone....
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Old 01-10-2013, 10:10 PM   #432
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Hey Tango, I may have missed it somewhere in your write up, but do you know the mfg of the radiator you have. Looks like it fits good! I've been looking at a few, just not to that point yet. Thanks for any info! Lars
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:49 PM   #433
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Howdy Lars --- Nope. No ID on it. It appears to be a generic aluminum rad. Probably an Ebay find, there are tons of them there that claim to fit a '46.
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Old 01-11-2013, 01:53 PM   #434
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Thanks, probably same ones I've seen on ebay. Most likely what I'll end up with unless I have one built. But like I said, that's a ways off!
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Old 01-13-2013, 09:01 AM   #435
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Hey Lars --- it is very possible that I may wind up selling my radiator. It is in perfect condition and bolts right up to all the right holes but may not work with the crazy arrangement in my front end that the new turbo-diesel engine/tranny combo requires. It is going to get very crowded in that narrow little Art Deco nose what with a radiator, large intercooler and very large transmission cooler all having to go somewhere.

Like you, that decision point is a ways out, but if it turns out a different rad is necessary, I will be happy to offer you this one at a discount.
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:38 AM   #436
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The tight squeeze your going to have makes shoving by big block chevy into the art deco front sound simple. Sounds good on the rad. Keep me in mind. Thanks!
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Old 01-13-2013, 05:41 PM   #437
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BTW --- It was a 350 Chevy I just removed from my rig. There was plenty of room around it.
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Old 02-04-2013, 10:31 AM   #438
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O.O That is one hell of a project! Excellent pick, too.
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Old 02-04-2013, 06:19 PM   #439
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New to the skoolie scene, I just bought a 1954 chevy short bus. Please keep the pictures rolling in! I'm waiting for the spring weather to get started but I'm chomping at the bit to get my plan all figured out! Thanks for sharing.
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Well folks --- My apologies...it's been a while. Both since I've posted, and since I've even seen my bus. Been working 14+ hour days for the past couple of months on a commission art project that is helping fund the shorty. But there must be a lot of distractions going around these days...where the heck is Ol' Trunt!? At least I was able to live vicariously through his progress for a while.

I did get the call that my Cummins engine and new 6-speed Allison transmission are now mated and ready for pick up though. Even had a dream the other night that it was in the frame and running. And it was indeed a very sweet dream!

Will be on this art project for at least another month then (hopefully) I can get started on the engine installation. Really need to beg, borrow or steal a rolling A-Frame hoist. I have a feeling that this thousand pound package will have to go in and out a few dozen times before all the engine mounts, crossmembers and firewall work are finalized.

Sheesh...I'm getting tired just thinking about it.

Onward!
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