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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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08-24-2009 10:24 PM Window Channel
The mounting holes for the front channel needs to be 11 inches forward of the stock location. With the location known, a measurement was taken and the stock channel was marked where the cut needed to be made. Some trimming to it and the extension had to be made. Next will be the lower mount and trimming the hinge plate cover and the door strap pocket.


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