Now for the dashboard install. I got a repo fiberglass deal, which didn’t fit real well. It took a lot of massaging to get it to fit well and some creative solutions to mount the thing in the car, we welded some nuts in the corners and two on the top and finally it looks like it belongs in the car.
Notched out where the steering column goes and recessed where the a pillar bars come down.
After the gauges are installed. Still have to wire up but some nice progress.
Today we installed the center net, probably the 1st time a center has been installed in a CS! Its required with some of the clubs I run with so yes I cut up the dash a bit to install this net. It is obtrusive, but you get use to it. This net is widely used by pro team’s because of its well working quick release and the ratchet devise used to tighten the net up.
The pace is picking up, the car will go to get the exhaust done but before that could happen we had to finish the mods for the side exit. You may remember I had the pass. side floor raised to make a tunnel /pathway for the exhaust to get it off the ground. The last piece of that puzzle was the pass. side rocker panel.
Ken cut it out and made a beautiful piece to fill in the gap in the rocker and Steven welded it in to place, Im real happy with the way it turned out, I think it adds a nice finished touch esp compared to how other CSL ‘s do their side exhaust under the rocker. it was lot of extra work but I think its worth it.
I started on mounting the fiberglass hood and installing the hoodpins that will hold it in place. The hood will need some tweeking but Ill get to that later.
The rear pins we just drilled some holes and mounted them, the front ones I needed to fab up some plates to cover the headlight access ports and then mounted the pins in those.