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Old August 9th, 2012, 11:04 PM
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Nice shots! Gonzo is looking sweet! I gotta finish my rig and get out there too. Thanks for the motivation.

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Old August 10th, 2012, 10:32 AM
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That thing looks amazing. A lot of cool parts that I hope you guys will bring to the market. A 35 spline front end would be really cool.
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Old August 10th, 2012, 11:27 AM
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Awesome truck, thanks!

Any chance your heading up to Portland for the field meet?
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Old August 10th, 2012, 12:29 PM
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Daniel, truck is looking great, bet your excited to do wheelies?
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Old August 10th, 2012, 03:20 PM
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Thanks Gus

Hopefully both my rig and Brians will be at mendo next year!

Hey Brian, if I'm not already on the waiting list put me at the top for a fuel tank. Hopefully I'll be needing it soon! Thanks.

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Old September 23rd, 2012, 10:15 PM
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So I made a little more progress today. I spent the day figuring out all the control levers for the transfer case. I fitted an ebrake cable from a rrc, mounted the overdrive lever and made a linkage for it. I modified the 4wd shift linkage to not hit the new transmission and got the high/low lever pivot point figured out. Just need to weld it into place. Now that these are figured out I can cut my seat box and start building the tunnel cover. Here are some pics.

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Old September 29th, 2012, 04:47 PM
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More progress! Started building my tunnel cover. Have to move the high/low stick over about three inches from where I had it but will do that once the tunnel cover is complete. It will have two pieces similar to the stock set up. One tunnel cover an one piece to cover the bell housing. Here they are so far. Still need a verticals piece on either end of the cover, but I'm done for today.

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Old September 30th, 2012, 04:26 PM
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The rough tunnel cover is done. Still need to decide where and how to drill and attach fasteners. Probably wont do that till later. I think next up will be to modify bulkhead to fit late 2a style smiths fresh air heater and distribution box. My rig had an ankle burner before but that won't fit anymore. The distribution box supplies air to the demisters on the opposite side from the lhd ankle burner so time to cut more holes in the bulkhead. Woohoo! .
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Wow that looks awesome! Nicely done.
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for fasteners, I'd vote for rivnuts..
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Old September 30th, 2012, 07:46 PM
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Thanks guys. I'll probably use stock hardware for the floor panels and I'll probably weld nuts on the back side for fastening the bellhousing panel to the bulkhead and the tunnel cover to the bellhousing cover. I'm really glad this part is basically over. I have never done sheet metal work and my tools for bending are the Bfh, clamps, and my arms. After the interior work is done ill get the rear axle sorted out and make a big push to get the engine going! Maybe I will actually finish this project someday!!

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So do you have any room for your feet or even the pedals?
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Old September 30th, 2012, 09:18 PM
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It's more narrow than it was that's for sure. The footwell is 15.5" wide at the inner most part where the accelerator pedal will mount. I've driven a few other rigs with the same dimensions and they were fine. Ill take cramped feet for 300+hp!

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WOW, that looks great Daniel. It looks surprisingly roverish. nice work
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Old October 1st, 2012, 06:38 PM
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Looking Great!
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It's more narrow than it was that's for sure. The footwell is 15.5" wide at the inner most part where the accelerator pedal will mount. I've driven a few other rigs with the same dimensions and they were fine. Ill take cramped feet for 300+hp!
Why did you have to narrow the driver side foot well? Did you maintain the stock transfercase/gearbox side to side spacing? My engine/gearbox/transfecase center line got moved a little to the right in order to better centre the engine between the frame rails. I look at your pictures and wonder where the accelerator pedal has space to go.

The pedal on the Defender brake box is smaller than the Series pedal. You might give switching to Defender pedal boxes a thought.

My conversion kept the same driver side foot well spacing but lost about 2 inches off the passenger side (T-18 then later an NP535). I'm puzzled by what you did to cause you to loose driver side space. Of course my uncramped feet only controls maybe around 200ish HP. Maybe HP takes up space.
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Old October 6th, 2012, 12:38 AM
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Thanks for the input everyone. I'm sticking with the s3 brake pedal tower as I've already modified it for the escalade hydroboost unit. I guess I'll just have to put it together and see what kind of space ill have left. I can certainly cut down the size of the pad on the brake pedal. The accelerator pedal is very narrow to start with and my footwells get wider as you come out of the footwell, so where the pad is on the accelerator pedal there will be more space than the 15.5". I'm using the stock series accelerator pedal and it will pull a throttle cable. No linkage in the engine compartment.

To answer Teriann's question I cut out about 1" of the driver footwell to give a little more clearance between the footwell and the header on that side of the engine. It was very close.

Thanks all. Probably wont have much time to work on the truck this weekend. My kids bday party is tomorrow so ill be playing laser tag with a pile o fifth graders. I'm toast I'm sure.

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Old October 6th, 2012, 12:49 AM
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So here is a too close crappy pic I took of the accelerator pedal and brake pedal in a similar rig. Notice the bolt locations for the vertical bulkhead support piece that is attached to the frame in front of the bulkhead, by the accelerator pedal. Very similar distance away from the vertical part of the footwell nearest the engine compartment on mine if you compare to pics of my footwell. This is the setup I'm going to copy. Timm C built this rig (it's the Catahoula 109 5.3l vortec 4l60e with Timm's transfer case) and I'm pretty sure the footwell dimensions are very close to exactly what I have. I've driven it several times and never had any issue or even noticed the pedals being too close. Ill get this stuff put together ASAP and post a pic. Pretty sure ill be fine. Thanks all.

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Old October 6th, 2012, 09:35 AM
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To answer Teriann's question I cut out about 1" of the driver footwell to give a little more clearance between the footwell and the header on that side of the engine. It was very close.
I forgot to take into account that Chevy small blocks are wider than Ford small blocks and from the earlier pictures it looked to me like you had lost 2 or 3 inches.

I hope your solution works well for you. Even at stock left side foot well spacing I find the side of my shoe rubbing against the gearbox tunnel more often than not. But it could be just the way I bend my long legs to fit in the short seat to pedal distance.

I like the picture you included of the Series throttle pedal modified for cable linkage. I ended up using a Defender 200tdi throttle pedal. The mod to the Series pedal is a lot easier to do than fitting the Defender pedal to the Series bulkhead.

I really need to make a trip out your way to see your and Brian's trucks. You are doing some real interesting work with some interesting inventive solutions.
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Old October 6th, 2012, 11:22 AM
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Well hopefully you will make it out for Mendo next year Teriann. Hopefully ill be done by then!

On a side note my new gear shift lever arrived in the mail yesterday. Talk about not fitting! It's so long it almost hits the rear view mirror. It totally reminded me of "Rat Fink" and yes I will trim down the shifter but I'm going there with the 8 ball (thanks pick n pull!). Woohoo!

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