So I just got back from another evening of tinkering, that was unfortunately, cut short. I did
get all the wood up though and there were a few pieces that had some decent rot so I'm glad I did. It will also be nice to really scrub everything nice and clean and make sure all the seams have a nice bead of fresh sealant. As aforementioned, the evening was cut short by our old friend anti-freeze. I was baffled for about 5 seconds as to why I couldn't lift the stock heater from the floor after unbolting it, then what my cousin at I had discussed about it popped in my head...radiator lines? A trip outside and a crawl under the fender well affirmed my assumption. Though this was annoying, it is also pretty cool that there are already two coolant lines running the full length of the chassis right to the middle of the two fuel tanks. This would make a WVO conversion of the front fuel tank quite easy. Maybe, someday...
So I instantly jumped into removing the lines with the plan of hose clamping the two ends to a short piece of tubing joining them to one another but in my haste, I didn't stop to think through the action. As soon as I cut into the more easily accessible line anti-freeze started gushing everywhere emptying the radiator.
I would have dove under the bus and started pulling the other right then to try to rush the process and join the two together stopping the flow, the only problem was that the coolant was dumping right where I would have to lay. So after the flow slowed a bit I did manage to get the lines connected to one another but not without getting it all over my hand arms and some in my hair and neck. My paranoia of the toxicity of the stuff made me call it an early night to rush home and take a shower.
Well, sorry if that post was a bit long winded but heres some gratitude, Picturas: