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09-11-2011 10:24 PM Brake and CLutch cylinder 1
These past couple of weekends I've had a bit of time here and there, and I took on a couple of smaller projects. I wanted to fit the Hydratech brake unit to my firewall as well as the clutch cylinder. I have an oem gm one.

I had purchased a DSE brake and clutch braket and welded it to my firewall. I first filled in the original gaps and holes in the surrounding area, then welded it up. In hindsight I was a little too trusting with it. I should have measured 2x, cut once.. My Hydratech unit was way off, and the clutch angle was too high up for my taste.


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08-28-2011 09:28 PM rear seat brace 3
I didn't like how the ends were looking so I chopped them off and made new ones. They are cleaner, imo, and were easier to weld since the gaps were better.




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08-28-2011 09:27 PM rear seat brace 2
I drilled out some holes for a little style, not that it'll be seen much, but I know it's there, and, on the occasion that someone does happen to notice it, it'll be there. Details make all the difference...



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08-28-2011 09:25 PM rear seat brace 1
I had to work this weekend, so I took on a small project with the spare time I had- I modified the rear seat brace. Since I'm not going to have a back seat in this, I'd like to have a flat panel in its place. The OEM design is angled, so I trimmed it back to mount higher up/ be in line with the axle tunnel, pie cut it and put it back together. This way when (one day) I put an interior in this I can make a flat panel and use some removable attachments for it. It'll likely be covered in either the floor carpet or whatever I used for the package shelf. Not sure yet..

These pics came out blurrier than usual so it's not anyone else's eyes (just mine). I also got distracted with a side project. I was given a prototype (sales model) of an old Tomy "Monster Machines" truck the other week. It's a hand built sample (cast resin, hand painted, etc) and too cool to just let sit and rot in my attic so I built a little shelf for it in my garage along with some other toys I have on display.

I really need so start spending some money. It's high time I get the brakes and wheel rims so I can start some other projects like my inner fender mods, reinstalling the quarter panels, outer inner fenders, remainder truck extensions, etc. Oh, I also need to get hold of a tubing bender so I can build that cage I was thinking about.

Attached is the first pic of how it started


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08-14-2011 10:52 PM the engine is in 2
Here are a few more images of the crossmember in place.


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