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tucker74

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Was worried that tunnel wasn’t going to fit in a 45 cab, looks good. I did an OM617a in a 55, you’ll love that 606 (buddy has one in a G-wagen).

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Just got a bunch of pics from Ron up at North West Diesel Offroad to share. We are using the stock radiator 4 row heavy duty and needed to change the position of the fan so it is in the middle of the radiator. See previous pics above from an earlier post. Ron is working his magic and found some parts he was able to adapt from another mercedes. The fan pulley was attached with some bolt areas on the block and seen with the designed adapter plate after measuring carefully for that special position. Next will be an idler pulley to finish the job and getting the belt to work correctly. I wanted to use the big Mercedes diesel fan to keep it cool. To finish up the job Ron will design and make the fan shroud sounds it will pull all the air it needs to keep it cool while on the road and crawling.
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After ordering another idler to complete the necessary install of the belt. Ron is able to move on to the fan shroud, this mod was really labor intensive to make it turn out like it should. Cudos to Ron for working through the engineering of this process. I will be duplicating the same process on the 35 so it should be a much shorter process. Inching the way to the tin work on the cab where some major work on the floors and bottom of the cab will be necessary.
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47coeman

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Do you have any pictures of the fan shroud build process?
Here ya go Michael B the start of the fan shroud as you can see the fan is larger/taller than
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the radiator. That is ok and will help in pulling more air across the core to make sure that it stays cool, I will post more pics as Ron continues to fabricate and assemble the fan shroud
 

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Was a on a 2 week trip and stoped by Ron’s to see what he was up to. He keep’s plugging away at the pieces. Finished the fan shroud and almost at the end of the steering hook up, here are the pics.
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47coeman

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Worked on a couple of 45 tail gates to make 2 into one good one. I am going to build a pull along trailer with a pop up tent for camping it will be a shortened 45 bed style. Pic1 of me drilling out the spot welded, second pic is just after I had finished the clean up and metal work. Still some areas that need to work the stretched areas it was in bad shape and will test my skills to shrink the areas. Bitter sweet just time involved. The stretched area is where the hammer handle is.View attachment 2488563View attachment 2488564
 

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The pics Binet come up so here is another try

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Worked on the center section a bit yesterday made some good progress shrinking the stretched areas.
today I will try and finish up and start the layout for assembly, trying to use as many NOS repaired parts as possible. Any new parts will be AWL-TEQ stuff, stay tuned.
 
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Awesome work. Following with keen interest. Getting ready to start on my 77 with similar frame and body issues, thanks to Canadian road salt.
Okay, much more rust...lol.
 
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