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Had a mail from FF re extending the wheelbase.

The contact I have was not aware of it being done before and unable to confirm the extent of the impact on handling.

A couple of builders I spoke to here thought two inches would not make a big difference, although suspension and steering geometry as well as spring rates would need to be re-tuned to suit.

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Ordered - 28 May, 2014.
Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

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Chris,

Contact Hankl, a friend of his extended the wheel base of his car. If you search for his threads you may find it. Lots of mods on that car too.

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thanks John..

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Ordered - 28 May, 2014.
Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

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Ok.. have done a bit more research while I wait for engine mounts to be able to continue with the bulk of the chassis welding.

A Coupe 65 has a wheelbase to track ratio of 1.624 : 1, with an apparent 'ideal' ratio of 1.618.

A longer wheelbase (higher track ratio) adds to straight line stability, braking (all other factors being equal), but will negatively impact the cars ability to change direction, ie.. understeer.. ! (and dont we all have horror stories about understeer from our youth).

The recommended direction for any change to the set up for the Coupe would, based on the information I have seen to date (across a couple of engineering, F1 and sports car forums) be to increase in front track from 58.5" to 58.7" to give it the 'ideal' track ratio.

Conversely.. increasing track (or decreasing the ratio) by 3" - 4" would take it well outside the ideal envelope for a sports car (but not a gokart..!) and essentially make the car 'very' prone to change direction..! (oversteer / corner entry and exit spins anyone).

In short its about as close to right as you can reasonably get in its 'as built' configuration and could benefit from slightly wider rubber or offset rims..

Cheers

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Ordered - 28 May, 2014.
Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

TR6060, LS3 motor, IRS, Willwood brake upgrade, three channel ABS, 17'' replica rims, sat nav / stereo, Motec PDM and keypad, AC, adjustable steering column,
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Daily babble here while I wait for the engine mounts that were due two weeks ago now.

Got the RHD Subaru Liberty / Legacy rack back this morning, it was retapped and has the Mustang rods now fitted to the extended inner sections required to get the correct steering geometry. A couple of brackets to weld up, sitting on an inverted C section atop of the existing Mustang mounts (pics to follow).

Have made up a series of gussets to fit in a range of locations around the cabin and hatch area, as well as plates to fit inside the square and rectangular cross members that make up the front and rear firewall. These will structurally connect the cross members to the vertical sections below.. is a really simple way to take the stress off the top plate of the cross member and add a lot of strength with no visual impact and minimal weight..

Am going to have to remake a good deal of the Al panels to accommodate the changes to the footboxes as well as the RHD conversion... am looking sideways at the scrap price for Al sheet.. without much joy.. lol

Completed some work on the doors this afternoon.. did the cut outs, mounted the frames and locks. Not sure how you are supposed to tighten all of the nuts on the part that connects from the door frame to the hinge, as my sockets are not short enough to get to one nut in particular. Will try a T bar when I go to fit them up or shorten that stud a few mm..

Best to all..

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Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

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Still no engine mounts... so the welding remains on hold unfortunately.

Am moving forward with the project known as THE DOORS..!

I was looking to get PS foam or the green florist foam to make the shape I wanted for the door trims (as I was looking to fit sliding glass - ie up down), exterior handles and even power the windows with an arm rest.

I've not used fiberglass in this way before. I have seen posts where some people use the foam as the template and advise they lay the glass over it then dissolve the foam out with a thinner.

For those that have made fiberglass sections, is this an appropriate method..?

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Ordered - 28 May, 2014.
Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

TR6060, LS3 motor, IRS, Willwood brake upgrade, three channel ABS, 17'' replica rims, sat nav / stereo, Motec PDM and keypad, AC, adjustable steering column,
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Ok.. have done a bit more research while I wait for engine mounts to be able to continue with the bulk of the chassis welding.

A Coupe 65 has a wheelbase to track ratio of 1.624 : 1, with an apparent 'ideal' ratio of 1.618.

A longer wheelbase (higher track ratio) adds to straight line stability, braking (all other factors being equal), but will negatively impact the cars ability to change direction, ie.. understeer.. ! (and dont we all have horror stories about understeer from our youth).

The recommended direction for any change to the set up for the Coupe would, based on the information I have seen to date (across a couple of engineering, F1 and sports car forums) be to increase in front track from 58.5" to 58.7" to give it the 'ideal' track ratio.

Conversely.. increasing track (or decreasing the ratio) by 3" - 4" would take it well outside the ideal envelope for a sports car (but not a gokart..!) and essentially make the car 'very' prone to change direction..! (oversteer / corner entry and exit spins anyone).

In short its about as close to right as you can reasonably get in its 'as built' configuration and could benefit from slightly wider rubber or offset rims..

Cheers

Chris
I believe the change in ability to change direction isnt a change in understeer / oversteer but the change is the amount the front wheels need to be turned to drive in a given arc. A car with a 80 wheel base will need to turn the front wheel less to turn on a 50R than a car with a 100 wheel base. Depending on where the wheel base is changed if the weight distribution stays the same you should not have to change any suspension settings. I dont think there is one ideal ratio for wheel base / track because different driving types benefit from different handling styles. A car used for Auto-X will benefit from a short wheel base and a car used on a high speed road course will benefit from a longer wheel base. On the Type 65 I would think any benefit gained by a longer wheel base such as high speed stability could be obtained with a few aero bits with a lot less work. Of course all of this is my opinion and I may be wrong.

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It has been done before. Carl stretched the Coupe 5 inches in middle of door area. Changed the rear pickup to a Nascar style long arm 4 link. Changed front suspension to upper a-arm with lower virtual a-arm. Etc, etc....

I thought Hank might of posted some pictures a few years ago...
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thanks Bill and Don...

Hank had plently of pics and advice re the seat lowering and chassis mods.. has a very detailed build thread, those guys know their business..

I understood Carl had done the extension, but Id not seen any detail... 5 inches, wow.... makes it a limo..

Your comments are noted Bill... I was quoting the research I had found.

When thinking about the implications on handling and stability, the picture that stays in my head is the difference in wheelbase to track ratio between an F1 car (or a gokart) and a top fuel dragster.. .

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Ordered - 28 May, 2014.
Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

TR6060, LS3 motor, IRS, Willwood brake upgrade, three channel ABS, 17'' replica rims, sat nav / stereo, Motec PDM and keypad, AC, adjustable steering column,
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It was a friend of Hanks that did it. it wasn't on Hanks car.

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Coupe #386,17" Team III 245 FR 315 RR, 3-link, T5, 4 wheel disk, power brakes/steering. Fast EZ EFI
First start Sept. 18 2013
First go kart Sept 19 2013


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https://www.ffcars.com/forums/21-ffr-...s-painter.html

Here's a link when it went to paint. You can see it was stretched in the door area 5".

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First go kart Sept 19 2013


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thanks John,

Shame there werent more pics, although you can see what they have done in the door area..

Cheers

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Ordered - 28 May, 2014.
Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

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FFFFinally.. one engine mount arrived.. lol.. jig based welding completed for the moment.. still thinking about extending the wheelbase.. will try a couple more seats before a make a call on that one.

Shipped my Coupe in three parts back to my place. The body was transported on the timber buck and the hood on the body.

Finishing the welding of the reinforcing plates in the front and rear cross members as well as capping the down tube that meets the chassis rail at the rear bulkhead.

Still need to find a seat that fits well.. not proving as easy as it is for you guys in the US, with local compliance requirements and planning to get the steering fitted up and welded during the remainder of this week.

Plenty of pics on photobucket of the RHD conversion (a totally new pedal box), new gearbox mount, custom housing for the steering column which is height and reach adjustable and the engine mounts.. which moved 3+ inches forward, although the motor itself is only about 1/2 inch forward of the original position with a custom set of engine block mounts in 6mm plate to make the exhaust routing easier.

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Ordered - 28 May, 2014.
Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

TR6060, LS3 motor, IRS, Willwood brake upgrade, three channel ABS, 17'' replica rims, sat nav / stereo, Motec PDM and keypad, AC, adjustable steering column,
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Added the "Levy" 50mm down tubes... my calcs on them show the sheer stress is reduced by 4x over the 25mm that comes stock, with the rotational stiffness around 10x better (although its a simple calc on just that section). For those that spotted the notching on the 50mm tube adjacent the master cylinder location (to allow it to clear the hood).. its capped with 4mm plate.. am not happy with having to do it.. but the strength wont be diminished by anything significant.

Used the same 50mm x 1.6 wall RHS for the side impact rails across the cabin area.

Also finished off the bracket for the Jag parking (E brake) actuator, added connecting plates inside the firewall and rear bulkhead cross rails to join the cabin tubes to the uprights and then capped them.. makes these sections significantly stronger as it spreads the load from the top plate of the bar, effectively transferring the load back to the main chassis rail.

Newbie question re painting the chassis... I was looking to paint it in the finished colour of the car. At this stage, I want to finish the welding, get the chassis stripped and tripple coated in a urethane system, then fit / cut up all of the panels in the engine bay.. remove them, then get it painted to avoid touch up and scratches all over the place.

Any thoughts on this as a process... ?

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Coupe 65 #646

Ordered - 28 May, 2014.
Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

TR6060, LS3 motor, IRS, Willwood brake upgrade, three channel ABS, 17'' replica rims, sat nav / stereo, Motec PDM and keypad, AC, adjustable steering column,
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Chris,

Great progress. You're really tearing into that chassis.
As far as your process goes; to reduce further scratches on your frame too, fit all your panels first, take it all apart, paint frame and panels then put together.
Still can't guarantee no scratches though.

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First go kart Sept 19 2013


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noted John.. thanks..

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Ordered - 28 May, 2014.
Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

TR6060, LS3 motor, IRS, Willwood brake upgrade, three channel ABS, 17'' replica rims, sat nav / stereo, Motec PDM and keypad, AC, adjustable steering column,
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Welding continues, just finishing off the underside.

Added RHS to the footbox area for frontal and side impact protection. Will also sheet this in 3mm AL, which will give good distortion characteristics.

I reckon I have spent the 200 hours required to build an FFR already and I will need to redo all of the Al sheeting from the rear bulkhead forward.. lol... !

Low rent rotisserie in full swing..

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Ordered - 28 May, 2014.
Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

TR6060, LS3 motor, IRS, Willwood brake upgrade, three channel ABS, 17'' replica rims, sat nav / stereo, Motec PDM and keypad, AC, adjustable steering column,
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Welding done..

Narrowed the transmission tunnel, reinforced and enlarged the footwells added brackets for the seat mounts, 3 point seat belts and the E brake actuator motor. Also put a larger drop floor section in the boot which will have a removable lid. Will relocate the battery to the space between the rear cabin cross member and the suspension mounts. Just need to hand finish the grinding and go around the chassis to remove the rest of the welding slag under the powder coat.

Note sure why FFR dont increase the usable cabin space by several inches by slanting the rear box section uprights towards the rear of the car and connecting the cross rail and overhead tubes slightly aft of their current position. Is a messy mod after the fact..

Going to fit the seats before deciding on extending the chassis... will add over $10K to the build with the new certifications and tests required for road use here as well as a bit of steering and suspension geometry work.

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Ordered - 28 May, 2014.
Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

TR6060, LS3 motor, IRS, Willwood brake upgrade, three channel ABS, 17'' replica rims, sat nav / stereo, Motec PDM and keypad, AC, adjustable steering column,
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Hi Chris,

You're certainly getting stuck into it. Did you get any B&T info from WA? Narrowing the tunnel can be detrimental to the B&T results but looks like you've only done the front portion. The full cage helps a lot anyway.

Which steering column are you using?

Nice work.

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Hi Geoff,

No B&T from WA, they opted out on any involvement very early in the piece. I did purchase a set of data and plans from a builder in QLD, then modified their design to increase the overall rigidity by at least 4x, with a reduction in torsional stress of around 7x.

The trans tunnel mod was minor for seat clearance at the base. On the drivers side I have now added an extra support as well as the additional bracing with 50x25mm RHS at the firewall (visible in LHS of the second pic).

Am using a Subaru Liberty (MY2000) power rack, swapped the mustang rack ends onto it after cross checking the pivot distances. For the cost of the rack mods, plus the adaptors etc to get from the BA Falcon column (with height and reach adjustment), I would probably take a closer look at the RHD Flaming River, Mustang rack (Rocket Ind or VPW I think supply them here).
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Ordered - 28 May, 2014.
Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

TR6060, LS3 motor, IRS, Willwood brake upgrade, three channel ABS, 17'' replica rims, sat nav / stereo, Motec PDM and keypad, AC, adjustable steering column,
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Hi Chris,

Thanks for the photos, I understand better now.

Will have to come down to Sydney when I eventually get out of sandland and have a closer look. Have tacit approval to add a Daytona to the fleet in the future.

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hey Geoff,

No worries.. well done with approval from the Commissioner..

Cheers

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Ordered - 28 May, 2014.
Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

TR6060, LS3 motor, IRS, Willwood brake upgrade, three channel ABS, 17'' replica rims, sat nav / stereo, Motec PDM and keypad, AC, adjustable steering column,
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Finished rouging in the steering, engine, gearbox, pedals, column and most of the sheet metal up to the firewall. Took it all apart and hand finished the welds and ground back the slag that had been powder coated over.

Chassis is now out to be stripped and triple coated with expoxy and a matt black urethane finish. Can actually commence ASSEMBLY in a week or so..

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Ordered - 28 May, 2014.
Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

TR6060, LS3 motor, IRS, Willwood brake upgrade, three channel ABS, 17'' replica rims, sat nav / stereo, Motec PDM and keypad, AC, adjustable steering column,
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Assembly commenced

Finally I have a RHD Coupe which I can start assembly on..

Managed to install the IRS pumpkin after removing the Ford Racing rear cover as well as get most of the front steering and suspension done this afternoon, but had two questions.

1. The lock nut for the hubs appears to have been intentionally deformed, I expect to act as a locking mechanism once fully tightened. There is no mention of this in the manual. Is this correct..?

2. The steering arms are, as far as I can tell symmetrical and identical... the manual says, 'install with the taper facing downwards', but both sides are tapered. Have installed them so the hole to accept the ball joint faces away from the center of the car as per the illustration. Confirmation would be appreciated. (POST SCRIPT ADDITION.. THE TAPERED HOLE IS WHERE THE BALL JOINT INSERTS.. AND YES, I HAD THEM ON THE WRONG SIDE.. ).

With thanks

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Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

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week 1 progress

A few set backs, lots of running around and reasonable progress for week 1..

Installed the pumpkin and one side of the IRS. One lower wishbone had a bit of weld slag in the thread. It caught when I was screwing in the eye bolt and then stripped a few threads on the way out. Am having a new insert made up and welded in place.

Steering rack, column, brake master cylinder and booster as well as the pedals installed, along with the front suspension and front brakes. Did a rough wheel alignment with two straight edges.. set at 2mm toe out and checked for bump steer.

Re the bump steer I got 0.45 degrees increase in toe out over 65mm (full shock travel). Is this a good result..?

Also managed to get the passenger side footwell cut up and installed in 3mm plate (1/8th thick). Will cover in heat shield inside and out as well as sheet in stainless once done. Am progressing on the drivers side with 3mm as well. Am bonding these panels with automotive panel adhesive and fixing at 2 inch intervals.

All of the remaining cabin panels have been sprayed with a rubberised coating and will be lined with dynamat before the carpet.

Thanks for the input during the week.. Feel like Im walking on egg shells sometimes with these components.

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Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

TR6060, LS3 motor, IRS, Willwood brake upgrade, three channel ABS, 17'' replica rims, sat nav / stereo, Motec PDM and keypad, AC, adjustable steering column,
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Looks like you are moving right along. Keep up the good work!

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Stuff.. :)

thanks Tom..

A few component issues over the past week.. need a low profile uni for the steering joint inside the drivers footwell and a smaller brake booster to get the angle for the column right.

Have bent up and fixed the brake lines and fitted most of the AL from the rear bulkhead forward.

Problem 1: Sheetmetal

Page 170 of the manual shows a piece of sheet metal above the rear 2' x 4' cross member (cockpit rear corners, upper LH corner of the pic).

I dont have this piece, but when checking the fibreglass mould, it continues down to the sill level.. easily covering this area.

Is this piece redundant for the mold I have or do I need to fabricate it up..?

Problem 2: Fuel system.

The section on the fuel system was not a lot of help for me.. (being divided by a common language at the very least). There are three connectors / tubes and three fittings on the tank as well as a large stainless worm drive clamp.

Would appreciate if someone identify which connector goes to which fitting and what the clamp is for..?

With thanks..

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Ordered - 28 May, 2014.
Delivery, Sydney - 18 August.
Fabrication and recoating complete - 25 October
Assembly commenced -27 October
Engine installed - 18 December 2014
Engine running - October 2015
First gokart - December 2015

TR6060, LS3 motor, IRS, Willwood brake upgrade, three channel ABS, 17'' replica rims, sat nav / stereo, Motec PDM and keypad, AC, adjustable steering column,
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The hose goes from the pickup, (left side in 3rd pic), and the fuel filter. Clamp is for filler hose there should be 2.
The fitting forward on the top of the tank is a roll over valve/breather for the tank.


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Hi Chris

Nice progress!

I don't recall seeing or using that piece of aluminum....although that doesn't mean I didn't. The body slips over that area and seems to seal it quite nicely.

Not sure about your uni question. I have my uni just outside the footbox and not inside the footbox. I had to modify the frame and lower the flange bearing in the footbox in order to get my brake booster to fit and clear the steering column. As a result of this I also had to lower the cushion bracket on the dash in order to reposition the steering wheel a little lower. Well worth the time but a lot of work (for me anyway).

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