A few pics of barracuda project.

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  1. Buford19

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    Granddaughter up for a visit, seems to like papa,s project.

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      Had to make some adjustments to stock tunnel to fit my new tko 600.

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      Not sure if I really had to remove everything, including the upper cross member. Just I like to have lots of room to install tranmission. Also I no long am using torsion bars, so I joined the cross member together with 3/8 flat bar. Not best picture.

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      Test fit the tranmission joined to hemi block.

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        Here a few pictures of installation and tunnel clearance.

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        Installed the driver seat, to gauge shifter location. For me the shifter is too far back. Easy fix going with a straight 8” shifter.

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        Are you going to remove the 4 speed tunnel piece? If you were cutting that far into it for a tremic, you may have been better off removing it as one piece and just selling it rather than cutting into it.
         
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        your measurements worked well.....nice job!!
         
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        Yes I should have removed the 4 speed hump, I screwed this up. Try to just remove enough so I could keep the existing setup. Ended up making two different replacement humps.The new humps is now complete, I trying to update my build progress, so will keep posting what I have done to date. Some of the following jobs were done months ago. Heres some pics of the final results came about. Tunnel number 1.

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        After making this tunnel. I didn’t like how it fit at the firewall. Tried making pie cuts and rounding it, but still didn’t like it. So l move on to something different. Here some pics of new idea. Made a jig out of plywood and used tape to have a vision of it.

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        Next started to shape metal.

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        Used sheet metal screws to temporary fastened it to the car. Liking this one better then the first.

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          Removed,and did final bench welding to make it one piece. Then welded it to the floor, dressed welds and painted with expoxy primer. Also used seam sealer underneath the car where is attached.

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            New griffin radiator for the project. Comes with both inlet and outlet on right hand side. Should work good with gen 3.

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            Had to shorting rear end to fit tires. Housing ended up measuring 44 7/16” had custom Dutchman 35 spline axle made. Picture of housing before I put final primer and paint on it.

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            Housung looks great. Did you mould it in with JB weld?
             
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            No, to smoothing the housing my body man suggested a fibre glass filler. Not sure how it will stand up, but it should be ok. Will post pics when in final paint. Might paint it the same as the body colour.
             
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            Lookin really great buddy. :thumbsup:
             
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            Time for the chin spoiler. First metal bent and test fitted.

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            Had to bend up three pieces, trying to get the same radius. Don’t have a metal brake, just use what you have I guess. Then pick the best two.

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            Welded the two best pieces together, and test fitted to the car. Not really happy with it.
             
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            Here’s the pics.

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            Decided to bring the spoiler all the way to the valance edge. Think it looks better this way. Fully welded ends to cap it off.

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            Happy with the outcome of the spoiler. Welded studs to the back side, so it can be easily removed or installed. Will split windshield washer tubing to use for a protective gasket.

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              Damn, that looks nice. Are you interested in building one to sell? I got a 69 notch project i am rat packing parts for to redo w my son in a couple years. It could sure use one.
               
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