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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by racemad55, Mar 2, 2010.
IS it much of a job to install a 32' firewall in a 33' or 34 ' ? anyone done this ?
Highly possible, the 33-34 are spotwelded in, but the shape of the opening is the same. Ive done the other way round. (33 firewall in 32 truck)
Like Lowsquire said, same hole.
I like the 33-34 better.
That's what I thought, thanks.
Super easy, not much work at all, drill the spot welds on the 33-4, stiffen the lip, and throw the deuce wall in. If you are doing this to pull off the 32 look better have a 33 cab with the same revel on the rear of the cab.... Food for thought, The 33 and 34 have a little more leg room and I dont care how small you are, them cabs have no room! deuce frame and a full hood, no body will know the differ and you are comfy!
brookville sell the reinforcing ring that would go on one of their roadster, i would recoment installing one of those once you remove the 33/4 firewall, if that makes sense.
Yeh unless you are dead set on a 32 firewall for looks, because you are running no hood, I wouldnt change it over. you will lose 3-4" of footroom, and as stated above, that is the difference between a local shows only car, and a long distance cruiser.
your choice, but I wouldn't.
I've built 2 deuce pu trucks using 33 cabs and left the stock 33 firewall in both of them for legroom but also made it a lot easier to put heat & air up behind the dash. Almost 3 inchs more room. SBC fits between the Walker Cobra radiator and the firewall and I ran a manual fan and stock length hood.
My cab is a combination of '33 and '34 parts, with a '32 firewall thrown in for good looks.
Rather than fighting with drilling out spot welds, I just cut the stock firewall off flush with the lip of the cowl. Then I slipped the '32 firewall inplace and drilled the lip to intersect with the stock mounting holes in the firewall. A few 10-32 screws/nuts and some seam sealer and you are good to go!
I just had to have the '32 firewall to go with the '32 frame, but sometimes I could use that extra 2-3" of legroom!
Hey Lowsquire, do you still have the pickup at your shop? I wouldn't mind checking out the firewall in person. I have a 34 cab but no firewall yet and i'm tossing up which one to use.
Yes its still here, disasembled, but you are welcome to have a look.
While a 32 firewall is available new for about 900, Id hunt around for a later truck one, S/Hand should be less than half that.and the reasons stated above.
I have a the ring set up that gets installed when converting from a 33/34 firewall to a 32 fire wall. I would be willing to sell it. PM if interested.
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