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11-08-2009 08:41 PM Master cylinder door & Peanut Gallery
Built the door to check the master cylinder level. Need to add a strip of half inch foam around the door perimeter. The kids are sitting in the "back seat" waiting for Dad to take them on the first ride.


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11-08-2009 08:36 PM Cables & throttle return spring bracket
Built a bracket for the throttle return spring (need a smaller spring) and mocked up the throttle, cruise control and transmission cables.


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11-08-2009 08:28 PM Gas pedal & transmission hump (part 3)
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.



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08-08-2009 09:40 PM floor and hand brake
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.


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07-25-2009 01:06 AM Connecting to the new steering box
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. :~)


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