Harry, sorry to hear/see the bad luck bro. While everyone "jaws" about your hood insulation - it looks like you have overheating issues (I kno, duh) I'ld be worried about engine damage at this point. Between under drive pulleys & fan delete - you're putting alot of faith in your thermostat and electric/aux fan. If that thermostat stuck closed the whole system got extremely hot then grenaded the weekest point - the plastic fittings on radiator. When you do put it back together, pray you don't have a case of the "Rooz Blues" (blown head gasket). Another thing you might invest in - is a $3.00 toggle swith for your aux fan, so you can turn it on and override the radiator switch. They're life savers if you're sitting in traffic/long idle conditions. If anything, it didn't happen while you & the babe were on the road. (that's painful to look at)
PS - D-wu - the lifespan of radiator/coolant hoses average about 4-5 years - you're running on blind luck anything after that.