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Old 04-18-2009, 04:32 PM
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Model A recessed firewall...DS, *****in, or?

Just about have my stock firewall pulled in my 31 Sedan. Opinions on an aftermarket recessed wall in terms of quality and price?

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If you only need to recess to get around a chevy distributor, you might be able to do that yourself. When Jerry (454 Rattler) built this coupe he used a simple Wal Mart cake pan to weld in a recess to make room for his BBC distributor. (Sorry, I don't have any pics of the firewall.)

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Recessed Firewall

Another approach uses a cut-up wheelbarrow tray. Already formed, fairly tuff steel, nicely rounded corners, etc
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my sudjestion

If you don't need a super amount of clearance. Has anyone sudjested flipping the firewall???? You just remove the angled pieces at the bottom corners that conected it to your floor and just put em back on the inside. That worked for my buddys 30-A sedan. Just a thought?????????
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Another approach uses a cut-up wheelbarrow tray. Already formed, fairly tuff steel, nicely rounded corners, etc
Thats the route I am going True Value had 4 cubic foot wheelbarrows for $29 last week.

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A friend of mine recessed the firewall in his 55 Chevy before he installed a big block. He went to Walmart and bought a kids small steel wheelbarrow and after he trimmed it ......voila, perfect fit. Cost was less than $10 and it looks like the factory did it.

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I just installed direct sheet metals 4" wall on my 30 coupe and am proceeding to do the front floor. I got it thru So-cal and it was $225.00. My situation is a little different than you cuz my coupe is on a So-Cal deuce frame. I had a heck of a time getting the spot welds out, almost wished I had used the original and welded in a recess but it came out pretty nice so Im happy. Front floor looks like it will be a little tricky am working on that now and I have a post right under yours. I decided to move the toe kick panels back about 4 inches which should eliminate me having to build a huge tunnel for the 350. Keep on posting cuz I would like to see your progress. Pops
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