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12-03-2008 10:54 AM On the way to headers, outside
I was put in contact with a guy who will cut up my roadster style headers and rake them out to parallel the bottom of the cab. While it was outside I took some pictures with the hood on, the hood had to come off for the trip on the trailer as it isn't fastened down yet. The short bed really shows up the long nose. I'll probably post some pics of the finished headers when I get my rod back.


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10-14-2008 10:59 AM trans tunnel
After mocking up the tunnel I learned that the Sun tach will not work with my HEI so it was on to the next plan. Using another old pan, cut the shifter hole, cleaned and painted and mounted the Aries boot. I will line it with insulation and seal it to the floor with screws and silicone. I'm still working on an idea for a cup holder. The trans cover is painted with the same flat brown I'm using for the door panels and interior metal. The S10 seat has new covers in the same rolls/pleats about the same color as stock. I have yet to bend the 24" shifter so it doesn't hit the dash in park.
I have also added an 8" extention to the header collectors to house the glass pack mufflers.


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10-14-2008 10:47 AM Trans tunnel
I started out with an old SBC oil pan to make a trans tunnel. I've seen this done and liked it. I trimmed the front to hopefully match the angle of the toe board and then cut a hole for the shifter mechanism (B&M) which sticks up about two inches. I used the plastic mini consol and boot from an Aries for a template. I also had planned to mount an old Sun Super Tach there so rolled some sheet and tacked/ molded it in.


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09-26-2008 01:18 PM Better pics with headers
Just some better pictures with the headers on for test fit, they will get lengthened out from the flange about 3 inches and the collector will get 8 inches to house the mufflers. I think I have finally fixed the brake leaks, fabbed and installed the trans vacuum line, and replaced the faulty headlite switch. Still tracking down elec. problems, turn signal/hazard/brake circuit and finding neutral on the shifter to make sure the NSS is right.


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09-20-2008 12:00 PM progress in little steps
The plan is to cut the tubes where they are flat and straight as they come out from the flange, add 3 inches, and put back together. I also hope to put another 6 inches on the collector to house the muffler.
Too many things are not progressing quickly so I thought I would put the hood on and just enjoy what it would look like if I could actually drive it. I still need to fab some way to hold the hood on and find a way to replace the support at the front of the hood as it was in the stock form. As the philosopher said "it's always something...". Now I need to check the Knowledge Base for tips on how to stop all the brake leaks that I've tried to fix several times.


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