Uuta    48  Chevrolet

Uuta 48 Chevrolet

Uuta 48 Chevrolet Ute

This is a Blog to document the Rejuvenation / Restoration of a 1948 Chevrolet Ute. At the beginning we bought a rusty body and chassis in a condition that was best described as "ready for restoration" After a few months of preparation and planning another complete and running Ute was found in much beter condition. So the original body was sold off and the process started again with the new vehicle. The plan is to do a major update of the drivetrain, motor / gearbox etc. to bring it to a "modern" standard. It will be classified as a "Streetrod" for registration purposes and subject to stringent testing of all components and workmanship during construction.


Modifying the DrivetrainPosted by Brian Thu, August 04, 2016 05:16:14
The radiator is still the original and while it looked to be in reasonable condition it was decided to replace it. An aluminium one was chosen in the same shape. But it needs to move forward to make more room for the new electric fan. This is to go behind the radiator to "pull" the air through for maximum cooling.
So new mounts need to be fabricated and also mounting for the A/C condensor. A shroud is needed too to direct the maximum amount of air possible through the radiator.

Here is the radiator mounted temporarily in place to measure for the new brackets etc.
Also the front apron panel in place to check that all will have clearance.

Bolted in now to fabricate brackets to mount the condensor in front of it.

Brackets made and all bolted up. Looks to be okay.

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