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11-20-2010 07:39 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 11:14 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 07:34 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 11:39 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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10-31-2010 12:56 AM More Steering Column
The wire straightening led to hooking stuff up. The turn signal wires in the harness were all loose with the ends crimped on. They were always getting tangled. I hadn't hooked them up for a couple of reasons.

First, the turn signal switch had some of its wires cut from the connector. Someone had crimped female spades on them. I decided this would look bad, so I bought a new switch.

Second, the stock location would end up immediately to the left of my foot on the brake pedal. This could result in a bad tangle. The mounting bracket had its spot welds cut. Two holes were drilled and the bracket was mounted to the column mounting pads which will not be used on this installation.

I may extend this bracket upward so the turn signal wiring is not so visible.

I just got the neutral safety switch wiring started when it was time to go eat. Two dollar taco day at Tin Star!


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