02/20/10 - Dash support/closeoff
dashboard always felt a little too... wobbly... in the center.
I had long planned on making a dash support of some kind. I
was planning on making just a simple bent 1" piece of steel that tied
it to the tunnel. However, by now you guys have realized that I
never do anything like that.
I started by making some cardboard templates
Then made some mounting tabs out of 16GA 304SS:
Then made up the closeoff out of 16GA 6061. It's VERY strong and ties everything together very tightly. It also fits very well:
However, that's too much bare aluminum, so I'm with you guys on painting THIS part...
I had to plastidip the bumpertrim anyway, so I hit this part up as well:
I'll install it tomorrow. I also plan on tucking the wires in the trunk tomorrow as well... I still need to mount the front speakers somewhere, as well as install the seatbelts.