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    Will do Tom,,
    As you can see, the cover was butchered but is still under that shitty galvanized crud. And I have the rear section still that the E brake sits on but will be rolling a new cover, either full or partial.
    Will probably try some silicon bronze tig braising on this, maybe wire frame if the bowl doesn’t pan out..
    Really the last brain teaser on the whole project. Easy street, mentally, from here..
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeB52 View Post
    Course I realized at this point both sides won’t have a steering column so I could have foregone one of the vertical cut outs. Hell the original one was cut on both sides with a blanking plate on the passenger side as these cars were built for either right or left hand drive depending on market, so I’m keeping it concourse quality baby!
    Hey, you could put a steering wheel in both sides and start a driving school.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PaulFLUS View Post
    Hey, you could put a steering wheel in both sides and start a driving school.
    Great idea.
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    Tonight I’m working on tying the two toe plates together across the engine span.
    Start with my, measured from centre, 1” angle, cut appropriately for the anticipated angles.
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    Bend bang and dolly as required to achieve the framework
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    Accounted for the angle of the firewall slope in my calculations, but I’m not using the cleco’s till I’m ready to weld it all together so if there is any angular offness I can bury it in the welds.
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    Then I continued running my attachment lips down to around the bell housing, curving them as required with the metal stretcher.
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    The idea is that the upper box framework will be welded to the firewall, and the lowered curves will be welded to the toe plates and bolt into the firewall. The tranny tunnel will bolt to this completed front assy via 5/16 anchor nuts. Then the floors etc all fit on top of that..

    Like I said, the last of the brain teaser work I hope.
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    Couldnít wait, had to cut the firewall and test fit..
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    Even got the chance to test fit, for the first time, those last three pieces of oak that will tie the firewall to the car.
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    I will actually be able to save the tool box, and use the original battery tray! Once I build it that is..
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    Iím pretty sure thatís enough room for my carbís,,, but I think I might just jump ahead to replacing gaskets and torquing down the exhaust and intake manifolds now, and install the carbs, just to make sure..
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    Good move to double check on the carbs rather than 'ASSUME' they would clear.
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    And yeah, they clear!
    My new gas peddle idea should work out well with this clearance too..
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    Pretty sure there will be side filter or horn protrusion, but expected that, and will run without side cowl on the passenger side until I decide the fix.
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    Battery tray needs to be considered next.
    Start with an idea based on the available space.
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    Then lay it out and figure cut end bend lines
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    Cut and bend appropriately and test fit.
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    Close enough to move on to final trimming.
    All these add on brackets and such will be welded with the firewall off, but itís best to get all the details work figured out in position I think.
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    I have most of my firewall work laid out now so removed it to get ready to weld it up.
    Now I can nail down the cowl permanently and reweld the leading edge to the door pillars once more.
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    Now that thatís permanent. I can measure up and do the final tweaks on the last bits of woodwork.
    These three pieces will sandwich the cowl and front edge of the side panels, as well as double up the thickness, and strength of the firewall connection point.
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    From my tear down pictures I know that there needs to be a step here so the front cowls all fit flush when the car is assembled. And there is a rubber stepped gasket that runs the entire width of this particular assy when completed as well.
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    Will end up running some butyl tape between these pieces to help ensure it stays waterproof as long as it can. But you can see how it overlaps the steel edges slightly. Very cool design nuance that Iím happy to have maintained.
    Also added my turnbuckle hardware inside my doors. Originally there was a strap of metal that held the door in its bowed curve. I think these s.s. Turnbuckles will provide better curve retention over time and will easier to get the doors perfect than an arbitrary strip of non adjustable steel .
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    Just need to get my 1/8 cable and saddles, and these are done and ready to hang.
    Getting there gents.
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    I am wondering if you should wait until all wiring and such are completed to hang the doors.
    Some crawling around to do yet? Just curious...

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