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Okay, so got that is done last night.  Welded up the FU hole, drilled new hole about 1/2” away (cutting away most of what I just welded in), and ground down the welds.  Found some screw homes I had previously missed as well.  Welded those up.  Now need to paint it again.  Also fixed the sender wire (added ring terminal since I ripped the boot off), so that is ready to go.

This morning I ran the amp turn on wire and solenoid wire back to the back for length, cut them off, soldered them to the existing wires, put them in braided sleeve, and ran them back through.  Forgot the heat gun, so they aren’t quite done, but headed back over there soon to finish that up.  I have 1 last battery tray mount hole to drill, then I can mount the battery tray and install the battery, which leads me to all kinds of new things!

Probably going to install the fuel tank next, so I can put the taillights back in, so I can put the bumper back on... then finish the radiator cooling fan wiring so I can finally put the dash back together.  New carpet has been sitting in a box... need to get that out and let it breath.

But first, a nap.

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I have the power wires for the main harness, radio, and cooling fan hooked in.  I trimmed up the center trim pieces that go around the radio so that the radio will fit between them.  I installed those with the radio bracket.  I got the heater controls installed, along with the defrost duct.  And then, the piece de resistance... the gauge cluster!  I tossed the dash pad on top for... well... because its been so dang long.

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I still have some baby proofing to do (cover sharp edges for the alternator and starter cable over there on the passenger side), two wires left on the stereo (key on and ground), two wires left on the fan (relay on and power) and then I should be able to get things fired.

 

 

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Installed the RCA cables for the amp that will drive my 6x9 speakers.  I was afraid that 25” was too long... ended up being as close to perfect as I could have hoped for.  Positioned the amp in the trunk. I think I might want to put rubber pads under the 4 corners?  Thoughts?

Finished install of the radio bezel.  Had to open the upper mounting holes up a bit, but it is in and looking good.  Got the “key on” wire finished up, still need to do the ground.

Test fit the battery.  It fits (duh).  I went with a 34/78 model because it had higher CCA and it gives me 2 battery posts.  Measured out the positive battery cable, will assemble next time.  Still not sure what to do with the negative battery cable.

Installed the front “thru panel” connector for the starter.  Marked off how much of the starter wire I want to cut off.  Need another 3/8” 4AWG ring terminal to finish that up.

installed the stainless steel radiator upper hose.  I took a stock hose that didn’t quite fit, cut out the elbows, and put a piece of straight stainless steel pipe between.  Fits like a glove.

Mostly installed the alternator.  Misplaced the bottom bolt.  Need to find that.

 

 

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On 10/21/2018 at 7:13 PM, Cantedvalve said:

I have the power wires for the main harness, radio, and cooling fan hooked in.  I trimmed up the center trim pieces that go around the radio so that the radio will fit between them.  I installed those with the radio bracket.  I got the heater controls installed, along with the defrost duct.  And then, the piece de resistance... the gauge cluster!  I tossed the dash pad on top for... well... because its been so dang long.

IMG_0335.JPG

I still have some baby proofing to do (cover sharp edges for the alternator and starter cable over there on the passenger side), two wires left on the stereo (key on and ground), two wires left on the fan (relay on and power) and then I should be able to get things fired.

 

 

What type of gauge cluster did you use? Looks just like the factory, but looks a tad different than mine. I'm looking to replace my entire cluster. Most if not all of the gauges done work. I found that once switching to an MSD it causes the tach to stop working. Does anyone know a simple fix? 

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Cantedvalve, not sure if you're working on a 69 or 70. I just joined. If you're building a 69 I would highly consider buying the 69 to 70 window conversion. After reglueing my windows in my 69 about 5 times within a couple of years I found there's a 70 conversion. The 70 windows are bolt on as apposed to the 69 glue in trays. That goes for everyone with a 69 as well. It's expensive, but well worth the trouble and mess. 

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