Late night undercarriage work, you get on the lift when you canThe guys are connecting the 3″ output from the turbo to an all new exhaust system among a list of other stuff under there before she goes back into the big house for more work. I got my electrical and dash work done so while Ruby gets it on the lift I have a chance to go after another dash project.
Hey, I hear you…..what’s wrong with THAT dash!No, its a good looker but Bruce wants as we say here in the south …more betta…..and here is his more betta model….one of Macs custom “MacDaddy” kitsFirst thing is to remove all the panels and get the fiberglass shell over to Santos where it will be covered to the same skin the other restoration had made the dash.The same configuration as the one we had done previous it’s also the same dash Ruby is sporting. A big bonus of the awesome dash Mac McNeal makes besides the obvious look is the fact that after 45 years, the plastic supports in our coaches holding the dash up are brittle and failing. Many times the steering column is the only thing holding your dash kinda in place! The dash does away with all of that making your dash not only cool looking but again stableBruce’s new MacDaddy is using the same girl panels but with black faced gaugesNow everyone knows you have to break a few eggs to make an omelet and even though these dash uprights are in pretty good shapeit all has to come out and the electrical system needs to be harnessed for the new dash clusters…..so out comes the air saw and that’s itthe commitment is made and a few more fun hours for me….I never met a wire I didn’t like……we have the electrical system service looped and wired to Mac’s rewired Molex connectors. As you see this main bezel connected, we can run the motor checking all connections INCLUDING the GPS driven speedometer!Today ill rewire the A/V system with a motorized DIN radio, 7″ screen, DVD, rear camera and monitors in the headrest of the front seats! Pretty cool.
Ok, Just heard Jareds 400 Ford pu pull in….the day is on…..see ya tomorrow………..