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Hey Kevin, I was almost there!
My mechanic who’s painting the car and starting the engine asked me to wet sand the panels to 800 grit so more work to do there, he also suggested installing Air Conditioning now if I was ever considering it so down the rabbit hole we go again B)
I went with an underdash setup from Old Air, unfortunately the brackets for the compressor wouldn’t line up with one hole in the head and with no other solution apart from drilling/tapping another hole (which I wasn’t prepared to do) I made up an adapter plate from some aluminium I sourced from a local supplier. Job done 😛
Next was the addition of some thermofans for the radiator as the old flex fan is not ideal and I think they look pretty neat too.
The installation of the condenser was a tight sqeeze but we got her in there and check out that 130 db horn!
So still a fair bit to go with the AirCon installation but I’m really enjoying it which is the main thing. Looking forward to that tea party with the Mad Hatter when this is all done.
Nice work on the air conditioning bracket adapter, interesting to see why that one didn’t work, but looks like you landed on a solution! And I agree, now is the time to add air with the fender off, it’s a much quicker job that way. Good work!