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Old 09-14-2018, 07:23 PM
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That's terrific.


How is the fit where the dash meets the windshield?


I had to trim the composite dash inner structure at the corners where the windshield curves around to the sides. I didn't have to cut into the upholstered top surface because the CTS A pillar trim came down and merged with the dash in the corners. I will make filler plates that will snap into these openings and upholster them to match the dash upholstery.
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Old 09-15-2018, 06:31 AM
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I had to trim the composite dash inner structure at the corners where the windshield curves around to the sides. I didn't have to cut into the upholstered top surface because the CTS A pillar trim came down and merged with the dash in the corners. I will make filler plates that will snap into these openings and upholster them to match the dash upholstery.

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Old 09-19-2018, 08:27 PM
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I thought at first that this V6 would look puny in this cavernous engine bay, but as I started putting in the various systems it's looking more and more like a typical swap; never enough room.
I got the master cylinder plumbed and started with the A/C lines. The lines from the evaporator and compressor are in. I can't finish the A/C till the condenser gets here. Probably early next week.

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That's the lower half of the fuse box setting on the cabin air intake plenum. It will be mounted just forward of the plenum so I needed to alter the harness and extend a few wires since the box will be mounted about 8" further back than the original location on the CTS. I need to get a roll of 8 gage wire in the morning for one of the wires in this harness, then I can close it up.

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Moving along, I got the trans cooler and P/S cooler mounted and plumbed. The transmission and P/S systems are finished. All the brake lines are installed and the ABS manifold is plumbed. Fuel lines are in from the engine back to the vapor recovery canister and back to the gas tank area. I still have work to do in the front. There's a lot happening in a small place. Once I have everyhing plumbed and wired I'll start tying everything down and making it look a little cleaner.The gas tank will be next. I can't use the CTS gas tank because of size and shape so I got an 18 gallon tank for a 68 Camaro. The dimensions are perfect but I need to do a lot of modifying to get the fuel pump, sending unit, and vapor recovery system to fit and work properly.

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Old 09-20-2018, 05:24 AM
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Great to see it coming along Jack.
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:37 PM
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I don't post much Jack but the way you are combining old school customising with modern components is inspirational. Keep up the good work
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