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Old 10-25-2021, 08:38 PM
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I got enough of the floor framing in so I can start making patterns for the sheet metal. Went to Wally World and bought an 8 pack of poster board. Debating about an angles toe board, as shown or not.
I buy 30" by 48" sheet metal panels at a steel supply yard because they are easier to handle/carry. This trip each 20 Gauge panel cost $45.00. A 4 by 8 sheet of 18 gauge at another supply house is $135.00. $100.00 for 20 gauge. I guess I paid a premium for the handipanels because they are handy..
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Old 10-26-2021, 10:18 AM
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Smaller pieces always cost more per inch. It is convenient to be sure.
$150 here for a 4x8 -18 gauge.
That’s next weeks purchase😎
Looks good bob. Nothing like a good “cad” ( cardboard assisted design.)
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Old 10-26-2021, 06:45 PM
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Made and tacked into place a two piece toe board. The rest of the floor on the passenger side is flat with just a little trimming needed here and there. After the driver side is done, the fun will begin as I attempt a transmission cover.
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Old 10-26-2021, 07:08 PM
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Looks good bob.😎😎
It must be transmission cover time here on the UDS site.
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Old 10-27-2021, 08:07 PM
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The driver side toe boards are in and the rest of the floor is cut to fit. Started on the Trans tunnel. Started by staring at it for a while deciding on its shape. Settled on the angular style. It will be removable so there is a mounting flange bolted to the firewall. The tin you see will be welded to it after some fine tuning.
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Old 10-28-2021, 07:10 AM
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Great progress Bob.
Where's the cup holders going on that angled trans cover?
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Old 10-28-2021, 01:22 PM
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Your trans tunnel design makes perfect sense when I look at it. Matches the bell housing. The thought never occurred to me to do one that way. Big likes!
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Old 10-28-2021, 03:39 PM
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Not much building time today. Senior Citizen medical appointments, you know.
The passenger side is semi finished. If sheet metal wasn't so expensive I would do this over now that I've seen the error of my ways. It will look better finished. It will be covered with sound deadening material anyway. Yes folks, a nod toward comfort in the little French car.
Cup holders? Thanks for reminding me. Maybe French (get it?) some in on the angled surface.
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Old 10-28-2021, 10:09 PM
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Old 10-29-2021, 12:42 AM
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looks like a math book picture
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