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08-12-2009 09:37 PM Coming Together
The AC unit is on order and may be here by week's end. The under dash area needs to be ready for the fitting.

The relief for the brake support was cut in the dash as well as a relief for the hood/trunk release.

The cross tube was put back in. The booster/MC/pedal was re-installed. The pivot for the booster clevis needed to be moved toward the rear of the car so the pivot point would cross center at about mid-travel from rest to the floor. This raises the pedal to an awkward position. My first thought was to make two pie cuts and then weld the pedal back together. After thinking about it, I think we can make to cuts, flip the piece around, and then weld it together. This will reduce the amount the pedal will be shortened. The angles are different so the pedal will rotate to the firewall and simultaneously move toward the firewall.


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08-09-2009 01:33 PM Hood and Trunk Release
I built a bracket to mount the Lokar hood and trunk release. Actually, I built it twice. The first time I had the bracket centered in the mount. The parking brake handle hit the levers, so I had to move it off to the side.

The AC unit gets ordered tomorrow. The dash / under dash is starting to come together.


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08-04-2009 07:15 PM E-Brake and Misc.
Monday night I drilled the new holes for the driver's seat. Still not sure it is final. Looked at what it would take to mount the passenger seat. Decided to think about it before any more hole drilling.

When I test fit the parking brake handle previously, it only traveled about 1/4 of its available travel before hitting the dash. The original dash must have had a relief or was mounted so that this area was closer to the rear of the car.

In order to compensate, two new holes were drilled allowing the handle to rotate toward the firewall. Of course, this also lowered the moving parts. So, now instead of the handle hitting the dash, the cable attachment hit the cross tube. A relief was ground for clearance. I may reinforce the new hole later. To be honest, the cross tube is still very stout.


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08-01-2009 11:00 PM Dash and Pedal Mount
The pie cuts that had to be made in the middle section of the dash were welded up. I didn't grind them yet. I was tired of grinding welds. It will be there the next time I work on the car.

As with everything on this car, two steps forward and one step back. The brake pedal mount interferes with the lip on the bottom of the dash. The section between the black lines will have to be cut and removed.


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08-01-2009 10:53 PM Brake Pedal Mount
The rear mount for the pedal mount was finish welded to the dash cross tube. The excess was cut off.

A section of 2 x 3 tubing was cut and fit to the tabs created to raise the pedal mount. It was welded in place.

I still may pie cut and weld the pedal so the center point matches mid travel of the pedal. Time will tell.


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