We built a steel battery box that bolts to the frame under the front passenger seat (stock location). However the battery and bottom tray can be lowered by turning two long bolts made from 1/2" all thread. This makes it easier to remove.
We cut holes for two air conditioning vents in the dash and installed them. Also installed the control panel and center vent under the dash.
Installed the limited slip carrier into the axle housing, along with the axles, new brake shoes and new wheel cylinders. Painted the axle assembly and installed it along with the parallel leaf springs and shocks.
Finished fabricating the brake lines, filled the brake system with fluid and bleed the air from the system (after fixing a couple leaks).
Also installed a “Line Lock,” an electric solenoid/valve you plumb into the front brake line. It allows the front brakes to lock independently of the rear brakes using a switch so you can do some real smoky burnouts - not that we would approve of that ;-)
And we started on smoothing a few lumps and bumps in the firewall. Danny smiles because he doesn’t realize the evil plans I have for him to help with wet sanding and prepping the body for paint . . . . . muahahaha !
Pulled the differential from the rear axle and had a limited slip carrier or "positraction" unit installed with new bearings and a pinion seal. Stripped the rust and paint from the rear axle housing and finished welding on the spring and shock brackets.
Installed the front axle and suspension, along with the disc brakes. Installed the rebuild engine in the frame with the old transmission core. Waiting till the car is closer to complete to rebuild the transmission.
Made brackets and mounted sedan body on the large rotisserie to start working the underside. Cleaning off the rust, scale and loose paint. Will re-paint and undercoat.
A modern rear axle is bigger and needs a larger "bump" in the floor under the rear seat. A previous owner started this modification with a torch, cutting and leaving a ragged opening in the rear floor section. Using an abrasive disk we trimmed that opening into a rectangle, made sheetmetal filler pieces and welded them into the floor under the rear seat for axle clearance.