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Old 11-28-2021, 05:40 PM   #726
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Re: 57 Chevy Wagon - Californa Dreamin'

Got sidetracked a bit. A member of another forum suggested that it might be a good idea to add a heat shield around the cats to protect the transmission and floor pan from the high heat. Seemed like a really good idea, so I got to work.
I have the heat shield on one side complete and installed. Haven't started on the other side yet. Kathy asked me to assemble her new Christmas tree and fix a couple of her music boxes she sets out for the holidays. That takes precedence over car stuff this time of year.

I didn't have a piece of stainless sheet in my scrap bin big enough to make the shield in one pass, so I sandwiched two pieces together. It's .037" thick material so it will probably twist up like a pretzel when it gets good and hot, but it should be sufficient to serve as a barrier to the heat radiating from the cats.
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Old 11-29-2021, 10:41 AM   #727
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Looks good Vic!
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Old 11-29-2021, 07:53 PM   #728
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Looks good Vic!
Thanks, Dale. Driver side shield is now complete also. Time to let it down off the jack stands.
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Looks great, Vic!
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