Aluminum Panels

There are a few aluminum panels that need to be riveted in place.  I think there were 5 panels.  The newer kits only have 4, I understand.  I added some beads to the panels to make them look better, and to prevent oil canning.  I bought a cheap bead roller from HF about 12 years ago.

I painted the firewall side with ceramic heat barrier paint.  Probably won’t matter, but there’s that OCD thing again.

If you don’t have a set of Clecko’s, get some.   They’re very handy and will save you oodles of time and effort.   Breeze Automotive is a good source for these.  Get mostly 1/8″, but a few 3/16″ are pretty handy, too.

Transmission Tunnel
Transmission Tunnel

The transmission tunnel is pretty simple.   Don’t expect to get it to seal, because that’s not going to happen easily.   I drilled and tapped holes for #10 screws.  Smple, effective, and cheap.   Some people like to use Rivenuts here, but I don’t see the point.

Rear panels
Rear panels
Front Panels
Front Panels