The Inside Scoop...

firewall interior. Transmission tunnel.

In addition to modification of the transmission tunnel, we are going to add a dash extension. One of the problems with a stock-style 32 dash is that it doesn't provide a place for additional switches and controls, especially if you install a Vintage Air defrost or AC unit. The extension also helps to hide hoses, wiring, and other components that you may want to mount behind the dash.

Master cylinders Wilwood's double swing clutch & brake system

Wilwood's double swing clutch & brake system helps reduce the clutter behing the dash by allowing the master cylinders to be mounted outside the firewall.

Checking steering wheel clearance. Holes cut into the dash extension are for the Vintage Vir controls and vents

The holes cut into the dash extension are for the Vintage Vir controls and vents. There is also one for the steering column.

Battery box. Battery box cover.

Behind the Glide Engineering seat we are installing a hidden compartment for the battery and other accessories.

Glide Engineering seat

The convertible top on the Dearborn body folds down behind the seat and is kept out of view by the pieces indicated by the arrows. From the factory these pieces are plastic and are a bit larger than you see here. Because of the changes we've made, they proved to be too large, so we redid them in metal in such a way as to work with our modifications and still do the job they were intended for.

Body modification Body modification

Grunion Fabrications pop-up gas cap Gas tank and fill neck.

The gas tank will be going in the trunk. To help out at the pump we have installed a pop-up gas cap manufactured by Grunion Fabrications.

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