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Todays been a busy day.
The old 73' got bit hot on the trip back to Middle Tennessee from North Mississippi back in July so I finally had a few days to pull the radiator and do all of the PM that I've been putting off for the last couple of years. Last Monday I sent the radiator down to the local Rad shop for R&R, all new hoses , belts, water pump, and anything else in the front end. Well the radiator didn't make it back for this weekend so I decided it would be a good time to take care of all the salt rot in the front. I pulled off all the front skins and OH NO!!! Well 6 hours later we have a complete rebuilt front end ready for new sheeting.

 
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Todays been a busy day.
The old 73' got bit hot on the trip back to Middle Tennessee from North Mississippi back in July so I finally had a few days to pull the radiator and do all of the PM that I've been putting off for the last couple of years. Last Monday I sent the radiator down to the local Rad shop for R&R, all new hoses , belts, water pump, and anything else in the front end. Well the radiator didn't make it back for this weekend so I decided it would be a good time to take care of all the salt rot in the front. I pulled off all the front skins and OH NO!!! Well 6 hours later we have a complete rebuilt front end ready for new sheeting.


 
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I'm not very adept at the PHOTO thing so here's the before picture

 
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And here's the after

 
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Wow! That is exceptional. Lots of work but done forever! Thumbs Up


9708-M0037-37MM-01
"98" Monarch 37
Spartan MM, 6 spd Allison
Cummins 8.3 300 hp
 
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Wow! That is exceptional. Lots of work but done forever! Thumbs Up


Agree.
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Update on the radiator/salt repair. Got the radiator back yesterday and installed today. Finished up all the new skin. A friend of mine gave me a roll of .015 polished stainless so I thought I'd give it a try. Painted the grill and some trim with mid gloss black, Carbon fiber wrap on the bumper

 
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And here's a trick if you ever have to take out the radiator.
Cut the center braces and make a bracket to bolt back in. Makes it 100% easier to get it in and out.

 
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