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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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07-25-2009 12:56 AM 1940 column shifter
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.


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07-25-2009 12:45 AM 1940 column & modern steering box
I like the look of the old Ford column, but would also like a more modern steering box for better road manners. So the column gets cut loose from the old steering box.


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