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08-29-2009 11:23 PM Power Window Prep
I decided to do this side a little different from the passenger side. For starters, I didn't create big parts which required removing sections of the door so the new parts would fit

I started by cutting the slot in the stock sheet metal to allow for the top of the power window assembly to mount there.

Then the area was cut on three sides, forming a flap. The flap was flattened and re-welded.

The inner brace had the 8 spot welds cut. The brace was then removed and discarded. Holes were filled. There are still 3 holes to fill, but I was running out of time.

Most of the cut locations were marked. The next time the cuts will be made, the section flattened, and the flap welded back into place creating a recess for the power unit.


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08-29-2009 11:08 PM Install the Driver's Door Front Channel
The pocket for the hinge mounting plate needs to be modified to clear the window channel. So does the pocket for the door strap. The hinge mounting plate also got trimmed slightly. The channel fits now with a full range of adjustment. Time will tell if this is good enough.

Cutting was difficult due to the cramped space. Also, due to the location, it is difficult to see the parts and operate the air tools at the same time. Some of my air tools had the safety trigger taped open to ease operation


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08-29-2009 11:00 PM New Wiper Motor Bracket
After determining what the new bracket needed to look like, a dimensioned drawing was made. Then the part was made. It fits great and positions the motor pointing straight down. I will have to make a new lower bracket to brace the motor against the brake pedal support. The lower bracket here may fit if modified, but not as is.


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08-26-2009 11:13 PM Test Fitting The Wiper Motor
The New Port Engineering 2 speed wiper motor and switch came from Chevs of the 40's today. A quick install showed the motor pointed right into the AC unit. I decided the best way to handle this will be to rotate it down so the motor is approximately vertical. The motor lower bracket can be braced to the pedal mount. I will have to make a new mount out of 1/8" plate.


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08-26-2009 11:09 PM Lower Front Channel Mount
Instead of building a new mount like I did on the passenger door, I decided to just move the existing mount forward 11 inches.

The old mount was cut out and then fit into a new hole forward of the access opening. The depression of the mount intersects with the reinforcing bead around the access opening, so fitting and welding is a bit tricky.

A patch piece was cut out of new steel and welded into the hole left after the mount was removed.


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