More fitting, cutting, sizing
Moved the light switch a few inches to make room for a set of speakers. The dash was already hacked up in this area, so didn't hurt too much to cut it. Had to have something to listen to.
A bit on the windshield, which had to be replaced was rotten real bad.
and.... ta da the new goodies on the engine installed.
Most of the reviews that I read on this indicated that no major power gain, but a smoother running engine would result.... We'll see. Early reports are promising.
Back to the fabing on the seats. You can see here that there is an additional support that breaks down at a right angle on the seat bracket. You can see it real good in the second picture, it is the square piece of tubing a little to the right of the middle of the picture. This attaches to the floor and carries the load. The tie to the door is basically cosmetic.
The body coming together for fitting prior to final painting. You can see the little bit of sheet metal left from the original jeep. The dash, grill, and hood are what made it.
Another view of the engine compartment, showing the battery and some of the holes drilled to allow for communication with the brains for the EFI.
Just seeing that round speedometer gives me chills.
Haven't had a Jeep with one of those since I was 18. Also shows the hole cut for the radio installed and the right hand speaker cut out. The radio is one of the vintage vibe models. Wanted a retro feel with the radio. I'll rant on the speakers a little later....