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Before I start installing stuff and running wiring, thought I would take a picture as a reference for others to use. My car is a 1970 Convertible with Factory A/C. There are 2 non-original holes. One is a single rubber plug near the A/C drain hose. The other was a weird oblong hole that is now covered by 2 grommets, to the right of the steering column hole. The other major change is the Vintage Air block off plate for the A/C hole(s) in the firewall. Enjoy
The forward firewall on my stock/original 69 coupe has an interesting "wrinkle" in the forward firewall steel - right where the center hump meets the firewall on the drivers side. See pics attached (taken from engine compartment side) It looks as though it was made this way, but I am not 100% sure. Kind of surprised it would have got thru QA screen at the plant like that, but on the other hand, it's likely not any kind of structural concern. The wrinkle looks to be an artifact of the initial stamping, and has just always been there. I am wondering do any of you see similar wrinkles on your machines? I'm chalking it up to being a "birth mark" for my car, and leaving it as is as I restore the floor, but would be interested if anyone else has seen such a unique "feature" in the same area. Thanks for any feedback. Jay
I'm at the point of being ready to go back with paint in the engine compartment on the firewall. I've got it nice and stripped down. Was about to prime it, and I wondered... I've got the 500deg engine enamel for the paint, but what about the primer? I don't know if it can take the same heat, and I REALLY don't want to have the primer melt off under good paint. I don't really even know if that could happen, but thought I would ask. Perhaps using the enamel right on the stripped firewall without primer is a good approach? Anyone have any opinions/experience on this? Thx in advance, Jay