Since the car is a chrome bumper '68, the tray had to be cut toward the front
of the car and the strengthening panel beneath it cut away. This is the first
step of that procedure, with the tray cut, but the panel still in place.
The tray was cut using a grinder fitted with a cutting wheel approxiately
1/4 inch from the captive nuts used to hold the oil cooler. I may have to
deepen this cut when I get the radiator so it can fit ahead of the swaybar.
I used a spotweld cutter from Eastwood to remove all of the spotwelds holding
the panel to the tray (about 1 per 1/2 inch - slow day at the factory) and
it just fell off. This is one of those "must have" tools when removing stuff
from the engine bay.
of the oil cooler tray after the support panel has been removed
of the oil cooler tray showing the edge folded down to the frame rail. This
rolled over edge will be welded and then cleaned up to make it look sanitary.
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