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Smooth Firewall On Shoeboxes, whos got one?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by msalamanca, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. msalamanca
    Joined: May 25, 2011
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    I am working my way around the body.
    Contemplating smoothing the firewall, just leaving the air ducts. I live in So Cal, it can get chili (so cal beach weather chili haha), and the heater works fine, but not sure if I want it.
    Any one have Pics? I searched a bit, maybe I am not searching right.

    I used to drive with a blanket, beanie and sweater in my other old cars.
     
  2. big creep
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
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    i cut my fire wall out, looks way better. ill post a picture of how it looks now later.

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  3. hotrod_32
    Joined: Mar 8, 2006
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    This one works for me.
     

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  4. badshifter
    Joined: Apr 28, 2006
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    I know these are street roddy pics, the hood never gets opened. The bronze one I made a smooth recess and moved the air ducts to the inside of the inner fenders (made new inner fenders). The green one, I wanted a more OEM looking firewall, so made a slight recess for the distributor, and made new inner fenders with the air duct on the wheel side. That way you can go very low, and not hit the stock inner fenders. And, now I realize. Not what you asked anyhow.
     

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  5. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
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    from Burton, MI

    I smoothed mine but don't have any pics. Just made sheetmetal panels and put em on!
     
  6. Buddy Palumbo
    Joined: Mar 30, 2008
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    Here's MY favorite - "tylerdurben" here on the HAMB


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  7. paulie_boy13
    Joined: Mar 1, 2005
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    from NC

    Mine is similar to Tylers, only difference is I left the main wiring grommet hole and the choke cable hole.
     
  8. Finnrodder
    Joined: Oct 18, 2009
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    from Finland

    I smoothed mine too,but i left the heater mounting hole.
    I am not going to ride with my shoebox at wintertime,but i think that the heater is useful thing to have in here.
     
  9. i just removed the heater from mine and made a couple block off plates for the holes and bolted them in with the factory heater mounting holes and bought some sandwhich type electricians block offs (round) for some the larger factory holes i dont want to use
     
  10. msalamanca
    Joined: May 25, 2011
    Posts: 526

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    Thanks guys, all of you are so much help.
    I am going to take the plunge, and do it. As it looks now, I am going to fill the holes there, leaving just the fresh air ducts, wire harness, and cables (although I might relocate the last two.
    I can be a sap for original things, specially when it has old graphics.
     

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