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05-18-2009 09:56 PM Shooting Paint
It has been almost a year for this 2 week project. Check out entry 136.

Yesterday it was warm and dry. Today was warm and dry. The same tomorrow. I took a vacation day to paint the exterior.

Got the windows masked and shot the paint.

My boss wanted an action shot. He will get a kick out of the shirt.


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  [Entry #208]

05-16-2009 10:17 PM Dash and Seat Location
The tube was tack welded to the side plates with the dash in place. Then everything was removed and the tube and plates were finish welded at the bench. After welding, it was bolted back in to assure it still fit.

The dash was installed and the seats located to determine an initial driver location. A little fine tuning to determine the centerline and then the steering column can be located.


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05-16-2009 10:08 PM Dash Reinforcing Tube
The dash was cut to allow the tube to drop into place. Once the tube was located, the side plates were marked to see where it would fall in relation to the bolts. The top bolt is fine. The bottom bolt is in the tube. I decided to use a button head allen bolt for the bottom. Reliefs for the bolt were cut in the ends of the tube.


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05-16-2009 10:04 PM Center of the Seat
Knocked the bolts out of the passenger seat. Then I attempted to find the centerline. It is probably going to take several tries to get this fine tuned.


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05-11-2009 08:49 PM More Dash Work
The bottom channel of the dash needs to be beefed up in order to support the steering column and the brake assembly.

Two plates 1-1/2" x 3" were cut out. These will bolt on where the stock dash bolted to the A pillars. Then a 1 inch square tube was cut to fit between the plates.

The lower bolt is probably going to interfere with the tube. The tube will either get notched, crimped, or otherwise modified to allow the lower bolt installation. The lower bolts were removed for now to allow fit up.

After the dash was installed, I realized I should have checked the tube against the bottom channel of the dash while everything was out of the car. Then I could have cut the reliefs on both sides so the tube would drop down in the channel. Oh well, I am getting really good at removing and reinstalling the dash. What's one more time?


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