Ok, so it's time to do things. No updates over the past few weeks since (as usual when I don't work on it) I had to spend quite a bit of time cleaning so I'd have room to work.
|Started by removing the rear window trim. I knew I had at least a little rust in the channel that I'd need to take care of.|
|It's hard to see with the flash, but there's a pinhole of light in the top right corner. That's The Rust I Knew About.|
|So I took the window out. There's quite a bit more rust than I expected. I'm guessing it was leaking for a long time, and I never noticed the dampness of the material on the package tray.|
|A little more rust further down.|
|So I'm not welding today.|
I installed the pedal assembly I had modified for the wider column. I'd bought it used, it was from a 69 (?) Camaro but supposedly was the same as A-body.
Yeah, it isn't. They're similar, but the A-body pedal assembly fits higher on the dash than the F-body assembly. I'd have had to rework what I had to make it fit properly. (See 22 April 2012 update for pics of it not fitting right)
Then I realized that that was silly, I already had a pedal assembly that fit correctly.... but I couldn't find it (part of the driving force behind cleaning was looking for this).
Found it today. It fits better, other than the width issue.
|Alternate view of how well it fits (with the single auto brake pedal)|
|Moved the clutch and brake pedals over (since this was an auto car) but they're binding a little so I'll need to pull it apart and grease things. Still need to adjust the width.|
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