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Old 11-14-2006, 05:54 PM
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Cleaning up the firewall?

Getting ready to clean up the firewall on the 59 Apache. Any tips on running the wires etc. Thinking about covering it with stainless but any input would really help. Never done this before.
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I did that to my '53 by cutting sheet metal patches and welding them in. A little Bondo and all was well. Only hole left are for heater/AC, power brake unit, etc. If you want the smooth stainless look go for it. You can run the wires in the kick panel space and cut a hole w/ a 1 1/2" hole saw in the panel below the floor board to get the wires to the frame and engine compartment. Be sure to use a rubber grommet.

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Be sure to use a rubber grommet.
Any suggested source(s) of inexpensive grommets in a variety of sizes for this sort of application?
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Old 11-18-2006, 09:27 AM
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Bags of assorted grommets can be had @Ron Francis and other such street rod wiring suppliers but specific single ones can be ordered from Steele Rubber Co. Of course street rod wiring kits come with a few. I seem to recall seeing them sold @ the vendors @ nostalgia drags and NSRA street rod nats too.
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Old 12-05-2006, 09:10 PM
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Looks really nice Willys. I have the motor out now and plan on starting the cleanup next week. Lots of holes to fill. My brother is a welder, suggested to fill any holes that were too big to fill with bead... put a bolt just a tad smaller than the hole and weld. He said that the heat would break the bolt off and leave it in the hole. Gonna give that a try.
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I cut the bigger patches from 18ga sheet metal after scribing the shape thru the hole with an awl. The drill-bit-sized round holes were filled with sheet metal disks punched using a disk punch tool from Harbor Freight. I don't see the one I got which is a fist size block of steel w/ the punches built, activated by a hammer. This one looks really nice and does the same thing only fancier. Not too pricey and a good one for the old tool box.
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Here is my firewall covered with stainless. I did the same thin, I filled all the holes, smoothed and then painted before the stainless. As far as wiring it takes time and alot of creative thinking to hide them but well worth the effort.


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Thats sweet. I can't wait to get started on mine. I have a inverted swell like that on the firewall and there is very little flat above it so I think I'll go with smoothing out the holes and painting it. I'll post pictures in my journal as I go along. I figured the wiring would be a matter of patience and planning. I've learned not to get in a hurry with anything and I enjoy it so much more. I'm going to go ahead with a new wiring harness. The only thing that I haven't plan on working on is the rear gears. When I get it in the garage I may put some new gears in it too. Right now it's in the driveway without a motor waiting for Christmas to be over. By the way, how did you attach the stainless from the backside to the firewall?
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I see that you are doing an extended cab.
There is one that goes to the Boerne, Tx Pre-war show.
I think a 48--Peach color--88+stepside bed.
Looks really nice.
I think I might have a couple of pics of that peekop at home.
I will check upon my return.

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dmaggard The place I had cut up the stainless also builds the stainless trim for trucks (rocker panels, trim and bed caps). I used their trim adhesive strips. The weight of the metal is held by the master cylinder and the hood support rod mounting. The adhesive strips just hold the stainless to the firewall.
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Wiring on the Advance Design pickups is a cinch. Just route the wires into the kick panels under the dash and drill a 1 1/2" hole in the panel under the floor board for the wires to exit and route them through the frame to the front and rear. Be sure to use a rubber grommet in the bottom hole.
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