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Old December 14th, 2014, 12:22 PM
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Looking good. Since you have kept the inner "wings" and the pillars you shouldn't have this problem, but I'll mention that when I did this on my series bulkhead I seemed to have lost about 1/2" of depth in the footwells. I thought I was being pretty careful with measurements to make sure everything kept straight and square but missed this. Possibly the crappy pattern parts I was using, but most likely user error. I also replaces the pillars though. This is not for you current project is it?
Thanks, no this is a diff project b/c the last one wasn't painful enough. Haha
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Old December 14th, 2014, 12:25 PM
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Don, now I know why you cut away on the top same, the YRM panels don't go that high. Fudge had I known this it would have saved me a ton of time. Now I have to fill in the Swiss cheese left behind from drilling out those spots

Warning for anyone taking on this project do NOT drill the spots on the top/horizontal piece

I'm just glad I didn't start the second bulkhead before figuring this out
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Old December 14th, 2014, 12:29 PM
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When I did mine, it did go all the way up and was sandwiched between the two layers at the top. It was quite a chore. My replacements were from YRM directly and not the Britpart ones.
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Old December 14th, 2014, 12:46 PM
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When I did mine, it did go all the way up and was sandwiched between the two layers at the top. It was quite a chore. My replacements were from YRM directly and not the Britpart ones.

Thanks. I'll look into ordering direct from YRM. It will be a pai to fill all those holes
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Old December 14th, 2014, 03:52 PM
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Just for reference here's a shot of my driver side
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Old December 14th, 2014, 04:28 PM
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Ended up cutting plugs so I can use these wells.

Fit seems good. Will tack these in later
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Old December 30th, 2014, 06:27 PM
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Pass side tacked in. Will finish the welds this weekend and get it prepped for galvanizing.
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Old December 31st, 2014, 06:52 PM
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I've got about an hours worth of work and the bulkhead will be 100% finished so i'm calling this project done. Now that I've done one I'm hoping the next 2 will be easier, ie quicker.
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I wasn't sure if I should start a new "Dash" or "RHD to LHD parts mod" but figured I would add what I've been doing.

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First pic is of the back plate in RHD configuration. I had a part number from the Defender parts list Adobe Acrobat file I've been using but not much was coming up in the usually online order sites. And with the size I thought it might end up costing a bit to come in from the UK. Another thing I noticed was some plates are closed off in the middle so I didn't wan to order the wrong one.

After looking at the plate for a whole and looking at some pics here on D-90 it didn't seem like much to convert this piece from RHD to LHD. I cut the vent hole on the right side and then formed a patch out of sheet to fit into the LH side. TIG welded it up, cut out the hole for the steering wheel brace. And then cut out the square holes for the dash back. I've been sitting on a steel back main dash plate from SafariHP for years and used that to mark the 4th hole. The other 3 punch out were there but not drilled. I used a square file to get the correct shape for the plastic nutsert. The 2nd pic will show what I ended up with.

3rd pic is the RHD back plate right before I took it out of the old truck. Just to show where this piece goes.
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Old January 10th, 2015, 09:28 PM
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Looking good guys.

Paul if you are doing two more of these, you should consider buying a $125 spot welder from HF
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Old January 29th, 2015, 11:12 PM
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Found another difference between the NAS 110 bulkhead and what I assume the open vent bulkheads. The window defroster vent cutouts are smaller. It was easy enough to cut but I will have to drill and file for the plastic nutserts.

I didn't take a pic but the NAS 110 bulkhead also needs to be modified slightly to have the center spray work.
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I tired to test fit the dash pad and the middle was off on the bulkhead. My guess is galvanizing moved things around. So I set some rigging up to pull the center back out a touch. That and some metal work with the hammers and channel locks got it lined back up. The bummer is I had to take a bunch of pieces I had installed today back off.
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Looking good Don.
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Looking good Don.
thanks! Going slow as molasses but picking away at things
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Back where I was a few days ago but with the top windscreen spot straightened. I know this is probably more specific to my build and not a bulkhead but I was looking for pics for reference and couldn't find many for a LHD setup.
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Old February 1st, 2015, 03:50 PM
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Here is how the wider vents are supposed to fit with some cutting of the metal. I used Rustoleum galvy spray paint to cover up where the cuts were.
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Not painting the bulkhead Don? Hurry up so I can see what it looks like with painted fenders and doors hanging off it
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Old February 2nd, 2015, 07:18 PM
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Not painting the bulkhead Don? Hurry up so I can see what it looks like with painted fenders and doors hanging off it
Lol - I want to see how it looks myself! I think the galvy with the blue will be a nice contrast. I am stripping the blue off the vent covers and will polish them and run polished windscreen brackets too. My plan is for the galvy to fade and have that natural look and feel like a weathered cedar roof and darkened cooper gutters (which I have on my house).
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The top of the lower dash. This got back from powder after I had to extend it and make a new vent hole. I lined the inside with some Dynamat I had laying around to help seal it up.
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I have seen pics of the bulkhead getting covered in DynaMat but I thought it would be easier to do the backside of the lower dash. I wanted to seal up any holes I had in it as well.
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