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Bulkhead anomaly???


OK, it's not really the bulkhead but I need to ask the question anyway.

I'm at the stage of preparing new metal to go intothe bulkhead (firewall, in the USA), floor and footwell sides and have come across something that I think may be a bit unusual.

 

In most photos of chassis that I've found online, the footwell side panels are originally pop-riveted flush to the chassis rails like this on my nearside (passenger side).

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This is new metal clamped in place prior to welding.

 

On the driver side, however, the footwell side panel looks like this.

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A tray shaped panel extends about 4" from the chassis rails. THis is the old, rusty panel loosly in place to show what I mean. The top corner is formed from a seperate section (perhaps because the sheet size wasn't big enough to do it all in one piece).

Anyhow, I can't recall seeing another chassis (not that I've seen many) on the net that has these two different footwell side panels.

Anyone else got a similar set up or is it just me? If mine is just plain different, I may just use a flat sheet as per the passenger side. It would be a lot easier than forming this tray shape.



-- Edited by mikerf on Monday 2nd of November 2015 09:32:44 PM

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Only thing i can think off is that someone didn't have enough space for the right foot?



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That's what I was thinking, Erik. Maybe retro fitted? I might just fit the pedals in place to see if there is enough room for my size 11's.

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The extensive pics at Dean's thread on VintageMotoring show a flat panel not a boxed out panel. Dean should confirm, but your box looks different

dave

www.vintagemotoring.net/forum/viewtopic.php


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I wish I had given it more thought when I did mine and I would have adopted that move as more room down there would be of greater benefit than loosing the space in the wing (fender!) as

you really never get to use it....unless your shifting contraband!

Perhaps the top section is to house/avoid the hinges?

Still I would give it a go, perhaps you could off-set the peddles as they come down into the foot-well (leaving the peddle box where it is) and get more room to the tunnel side of the clutch peddle?

or built it into a tool locker/storage space? mmmm now wheres that email address for the Patent Office............

 

 



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