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Old 07-24-2020, 11:02 PM   #201
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Managed to get the drivetrain in place today. Had to modify my engine leveler to clear all the sensors and intake. Cut a new piece of 3/8Ē plate 25Ē long to clear everything. The engine is just sitting on blocks. I may get lucky an be able to use the stock oil pan. I wanted to see the stance with the weight of the engine! So far it looks like I nailed it
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Old 08-01-2020, 10:47 PM   #202
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Finished the motor mounts today. Was going to use the original hydraulic mounts, but they were too bulky. Wouldnít have enough room for my steering. So I cut down and modified my small block mounts. Cut plates and drilled holes to weld them to. Everything fits well. Iíll be able to use the stock oil pan. The front of the pan is curved and follows the contour of the rack and pinion. Looks like it was made to go in there! Now onto the firewall blister. Man Iíd love to have a power hammer with a shrinking die. You make enough cuts and beat the crap out of it you can get the same results. Iíll see how it turns out?
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Old 08-02-2020, 10:38 PM   #203
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Hereís some pictures of how the firewall blister turned out. Left me with lots of clearance. Welded a 3/8Ē rod to the inside of the firewall first. That gave me approximately a 1/2Ērounded corner. Lots or welding/grinding, but it came out pretty nice last picture is my offset gas pedal. It looks like it going to fit well!
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Old 08-03-2020, 09:52 AM   #204
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I was wondering what that piece of sheet metal was going to be. Impressive!!!!
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Old 08-03-2020, 09:56 PM   #205
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jeeze nice dang fab!
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Absolutely great sheet metal fabrication. I've been following your work and it's been great to see what and how you did. Thanks
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Thanks everyone for the kind words. I just utilize what I have to work with. I started the blister by bending it around a telephone pole in the yard . Normally it turns out ok.

Got the steering column installed and ran the gas pedal wiring. Also a picture of the finished motor mount.
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