OK well didn't get much done yesterday since I helped my brother finish a few projects at his house. Then today I fixed the broken trans mount tabs that I hit with the engine hoist cycling rear suspension. Then I decided to put the middle 3rd seat in and where I had the shifters it was going to make that seat unusable so I did my original plan and moved the shifter to the left side of steering wheel and moved the t-case shifter to allow the middle seat a tiny bit more room. Still not much room because of the AC but better than it was before. I removed the shifter from the plastic housing that it originally came with and fitted a couple brackets off the dash tube to mount it and then fabbed an aluminum sheet metal piece to cover the bottom of it and make it look good. Most of the bracket holding shifter will be hidden inside the dash with just the screws to remove it and such accessible.
Yeah I had it mocked up in the middle but with doing 3 seats and 4x4 shifter there just wasn't enough room. I saw another f-100 that a guy built that was 3 seats with shifter on left and that's where I got the idea to go 3 seats and the left hand shifter. Should work well
OK so today started making the panels for the rear firewall. Got the outer 2 made and welded in place. On the inside of this to hide the cut edge of the cab I will be putting about a 1" piece of plate welded to cab and then angled piece to finish the look and make both layers of the cab solid to the cage.
OK no update today I just drove this afternoon and picked up a good 6.0L and 4l80e. Gonna tear those down and clean it up and put them up for sale. Well i'm actually going to get my LQ9 from my motor builder who hasn't started on it yet and have this LQ4 built for this truck. I will clean up the 4l80e which is pulled from a good running truck and will sell that. So if anyone needs a 2wd 4l80e i'm gonna sell it for $1000 shoot me a PM.