Mounted a chrome reproduction Ford "spoon" gas pedal and routed the cruise control cable through the firewall. Still need to mount the cruise control servo unit under the dash after we mount the air conditioning unit.
Fabricated the center sheet metal piece for the transmission hump. Still need to build flange pieces for the ends and do some more welding.
Made a bracket - tack welded it to the column and bolted it to the metal toeboard to securely hold the bottom of the steering column in place. Cut & formed a piece for the front of the transmission tunnel and tack welded it in (still need to build the center piece). Also started installing an old Ford hand pull emergency brake under the dash to the left of the column. Stuck a reproduction shift knob on to see what it'll look like - got to imagine the dash, steering column and stuff with shiney gloss paint.
The exhaust manifold outlet points straight down where the steering linkage needs to go, so we fabricated an "S" pipe from some mandrel bent tubing to re-route the exhaust (not finish welded yet). Next the whole set-up is "kid tested" so it should hold up OK. :~)
I plan to use an automatic overdrive (700R4) rather than a 3 speed manual transmission. So one of the shifter arms is cut off and the other is heated and bent for the new shift linkage. Lastly a bearing is added to the bottom of the column & a hole in the shifter column rod is tapped and the shift lever pinned so the upper lever no longer moves in the old "H" pattern.