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I just installed Linwoods passenger side footbox and it went in perfectly! The drivers side footbox from factory five was much harder to install then Linwoods footbox. I had to use a rubber hammer to get it to fit right.

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I should be taking everything apart very soon for a trip to the powdercoater! I am going to go with a silver powdercoat on the frame I think. I plan on painting the car silver also so maybe I should powdercoat the frame a different color.
 

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I'm sorry, but I have to ask this question. Why isn't anyone making a passenger footbox that's the same size as the drivers side? I haven't gotten to that stage of my build yet, and I'm guessing there's a reason for this that I can't see yet. I'm planning on running the J Pipes.

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Wow!!!! Tim, that's what I call a footbox. That thing is huge. I'm sure you'll have no complaints from passengers with that one. Great Job. Are you running a J pipe or 4X4 headers? Cheers, Rick
 

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Jeff,

The reason I chose the size I did for my foot box was flexibility in exhaust systems. If you make yourself a foot box similar to the drivers side the only exhaust system that will work is stock headers and "J" pipes. If you ever decide you want the easy 20 to 30 horse power 4 into 4's will give you, you will not have that option. Just make sure whatever you do includes a dropped floor, that and leaning the seats back are big comfort improvements.

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Originally posted by SoCalCobra:
I'm sorry, but I have to ask this question. Why isn't anyone making a passenger footbox that's the same size as the drivers side?
You have to remember that the drivetrain (engine/tranny) is offset slightly towards the passenger side. That will affect the dimensions of the boxes. I have Linwood's box and although there maybe a slight bit of room for expansion, in my opinion, it's just fine the way it is. Easier to work on the engine and the leg room is sufficient. Remember this is a roadster, not a minivan. With that being said, the combination of Linwood's footbox along with the reclined seat kit from breeze makes the passenger more than comfortable in my car.
 

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I'm running 4X4's on my 351. No fit problems or heat with my footbox mod. On the MKII, I will have to limit the width by about 1" less due to the tranny tunnel diagonal tube that runs forward of the firewall but can go slightly longer in length. This is by far the best mod I made to the MKI in regards to passenger confort.
 

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I expect to hear you say your frame is at the powdercoater by the next Hudson's Grill meeting in Feb

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Linwood and Dan,
Thanks for the explanations. I didn't even know the engine was set more on passenger side. Learn something everyday of the forum!

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Jeff
 
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