I had a new piece made out of thicker aluminum, coated the bottom and top with insulation and had thicker carpet installed on the interior. I them used 4 screws to hold it into place so I could still remove it.
it feels very secure.
MKII non donor
347 stroker with stacks
3 link, Koni front & rear, 4 wheel disc brakes
Operation Chrome Elimination Underway
I put two layers of insulation (Damplifier and EZ-Cool) on it followed by carpet. It is very solid and doesn't move at all. Once the seats are in you won't be putting much weight on it. I don't think it needs to be reinforced.
Mark III complete kit ordered 12/03/2007, received #6351 1/22/2008 Homemade mods: driver footbox extension with deadpedal and dimmer switch, widened passenger footbox, brake reservoir mounting bracket, under trunk storage box, custom dash and dash extension, heater forward box, custom glove box, under dash switch panel, Explorer motor carb conversion, first start 7/10/2010, paint by Performance Automotive 11/20/2010-5/7/2011, Graduated 11/22/2011
Yep, damplifier here as well underneath, felt and vinyl on top.
FF6854 - Completed 7/12/12 SOLD 8/28/2012
Levy 5-link, Levy Billet LCA's, Willwood 6/4's, Levy DA Konis, SAI mod
LR narrowed 8.8, Comp Bumpsteer. Stage 5.5 408W, Super Alloy T-5+, Ron Davis Cooling System, LR Custom Headers and Sidepipes. Performance Automotive Paint.
Build pics below: http://s239.photobucket.com/albums/ff187/03SC/
I have riveted the smaller panel on the tunnel where your elbow will rest and then test fit the full panel (cleco) and it just didn't feel solid and I thought I had read on a thread where someone added to the panel.
I like the idea of placing insulation on both sides. I am using koolmat for the top side and I have some neopreen (spelling) that I used for the trunk area and I can just put that on the underside of the panel.
It sounds like maybe I was worried about something that wasn't an issue - which is a good thing.
I have Lizard Skin on all my interior panels, including the transmission tunnel. At the last minute I decided to add an additional layer of Dynamat on the top and sides of the transmission tunnel, and then all the interior carpet. The final result is rock solid with no impression whatsoever of being thin or tinny. I don't think any additional metal reinforcement is required if well insulated.
Yeah what are you doing on it. I've never noticed any problem. All I did was install all the rivets , seam sealed all the seams , dyna mat and carpet . Now next time I drive it I might notice an issue .. bob
FFR5020 MK III Whitby body +paint, sai mod, Tremec,408, Cobra/Oben brakes , Halibrands, mass flo , gas n pipes, levy rad team3 spinners.Fortes driveshaft, pulleys ,and quick release steering
My tranny cover seems to be a little under-sized, it's very tight to install and doesn't seat all the way down without holding it or a screw. I'm concerned this will only get worse with insulation / carpeting and because I want to keep the cover removeable. So I'm considering fabbing a new one just slightly wider and thicker while I'm at it.
F5R #7446 Delivered 4/4/11, First start 9/29/12, First Go-Kart 11/17/12
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