Here are a few photos of the final Ceramic Insualtion coating on the firewall. It is basically the same as the Sound Control coating, except that it's a darker gray/black and it is a slightly rougher texture.
Great product. I will use it from now on.
By the way, these pictures also show that all of the unused holes in the firewall were welded up and smoothed out. Plus, the entire area where the original brake and clutch master cylinders were located has been cut out and replaced with a new piece that matches the hydroboost and corvette master cylinder setup. The hole where the front wiring harness came through the firewall remains.
In upper right side of this photo, you can see that the original Gladiator wiper motor bracket has been removed. Now the 95 Chevy Tahoe wiper motor bolts up perfectly and connects to the original FSJ wiper linkage. It looks like it came that way originally. Except now I will have intermittent wipers. Woohoo!
In the upper left side of this photo, there is a new 6" long vertical hole on the passenger side of the firewall tunnel. This is where the 2 large PCM plugs will pass through to the interior. I designed a two-piece plate with a large center grommet that will bolt to the firewall and cover this hole. The PCM will now mount under the dash on the passenger side. I like to do this because I hate seeing wiring. It is very important to me to clean up the engine bay as much as possible. And hiding the wiring is a big part of it.
While I still have some energy this evening, I want to show you some additional photos of my custom shock towers and spring plates. I drew these up a while back and had them cut out on the waterjet.
Here are the lower front shock mounts that will be welded to the spring plates. I will show the final photos of how they are put together later on.
Here are the upper front shock towers. These are the sides of the towers. And not shown is a 1.5" piece of flat bar that is welded along the back edge vertically.
They get welded to these custom plates that bolt to the OEM shock mount holes in the FSJ frames. Or they can simply be welded directly to the frame. Whatever works best. All 4 of these are the exact same size. It's just the camera angle that makes the top ones look smaller.
Here are some new and improved 1/2" thick spring plates for front and rear Dana 60's. The other ones I designed a long time ago have always worked fine, but I decided to have them made wider and longer overall. Plus, the holes are bigger for the u-bolts so they will slide on more easily without the possibility of damaging any threads.
These work for rear 60's and the tube-side of a front 60.
These are for the differential side of a front 60.
These are for the tube side of a front 60. But they also have an integrated mounting hole for hydraulic steering; like AGR systems.