The 6'5" boy doesn't fit quite as well as my daughter did, but nobody can resist the chance to make racecar noises.
The goal for the weekend was motor mounts.
First I needed to figure out what the motor would attach to. Before I could do that, I needed to figure out exactly where the steering would be....
I started with a brace from the firewall cop car brace to the front crossmember.
then thought about going from that diagonal to the front framerail swoop
I buzzed in the diagonal and added a brace to that
The steering crosses from the outside (at the column) to the inside (at the rack). I neede to figure out where the middle shft is going to be.
I cut apart a Toyota four runner steering sector (partially to see how it was put together)
I made an adapter bushing to match up the splined section I needed to the crush section
The bushing started out as a 1.25" collar that I ground down to 1"
trial fit before welding
I have steering!
still a lot of decisions to be made on how the whole underhood bracing will tie together.....
Started on the other side
not a whole lotta room next to the oil filter
I didn't get around to motor mounts...too much basketball watching.