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11-27-2010 10:42 PM Battery Box
Another short day. Waited until it warmed up a bit and then put up Christmas lights. Probably only worked on the car for about 3 hours.

I finally decided on 1/0 for the battery cables. A hole was drilled in the front end plate for the waterproof strain relief.

A 3/8" heavy stainless steel nut was welded to the side of the box. A length of 3/8" brass all thread will be installed here and nutted on the inside. The negative battery cable will go to the stud, grounding the body. The outer stud will have a cable connecting it to the frame.

I still have to figure out how to attach the lid and then build it. As for now, the floor will need the extra panels put in and then the box can be installed.


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11-20-2010 06:39 PM Trunk Floor
I decided the best way to bring the battery cables through the floor was to extend the raised portion rearward. A section was removed and a new piece was formed and welded in. The welds still need ground smooth.

The bottom of the battery tray and the box underneath of it received a coat of POR 15. The tray was then welded to the bottom of the box.

I have to decide on how and where the battery cables will pass out of the box.


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11-19-2010 10:14 PM Battery Box
Short work days due to the cooler weather.

Drilled the drain hole. After a phosphoric acid bath, the weld areas were coated with weld through primer. POR 15 tomorrow.

Drilled holes for the fuel pump mount. Nuts will be welded tomorrow.


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11-14-2010 06:34 AM Steering Column Mods
Another short day. Cold in the morning, getting dark real early, and the honey-do list all take their toll.

The relay mounting bracket was welded to the fuse box mounting bracket so they would be easier to install.

The cover for the turn signal and cruise wires coming out of the column needed some form of support. I thought about building a strap out of sheet metal. I decided to cut the "wings" off the original column support and use it.

After cutting it, I made a bracket to mount the turn signal connector. The bracket was welded to the modified column support and then the mounting clip I cut off the column previously was welded to the top of the bracket. This positions the connection near the fuse box and out of the way of my foot when braking.


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11-06-2010 10:39 PM Stop Light Switch
Woke up and it was 32 deg. Brrr! Friend from work came over and I got him set up to install overload air springs. Then is was off to the wedding of another friend from work.

Finally got to work on the car late afternoon. Made the bracket our of a scrap of 2 x 3 rectangular tubing. There is only a small amount of wiring work left. Starting to feel good about that.

Hopefully next weekend I can finish the battery box.


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