The Basic Steps
The first step is to decide if you are going to cut out
the old firewall and replace it, or are you just going to weld new
sheet steel over the old firewall? I chose to cut out the old firewall
mainly because it had so many holes, dings and other boo-boos that I
decided that it was the easiest way to go. It turns out that that was
the best thing I could have done....you'll find out why later.
As you can see, I have two-pieced the firewall (to make
the installation easier for one man and his cat) and have tack-welded
in the first half.
Once you have tacked-in the second half, begin jumping
around putting tack welds ever couple of inches until the entire piece
has been welded in. This cuts down on the possibility of warping.
(NOTE: Since I was already up front with all my tools, I filled in the Cowl Vent as per Pepper's insistance.
I hope you've enjoyed these pictures, there are more details on the way so check back...Jack
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