Rebuild and paint the shifter control selector: I cleaned, polished and painted the shifter control center and then installed all new cables. I started to look at the control cables that I received with the used motor that I bought and found that the old cables were all rusted. After giving it a little thought, I think it was best to just replace them with new and not worry about them breaking.. A safety thing for me..
In the photo below you can see the shifter all painted and put in its place. Also the radio was installed by cutting a hole in the mahogany and mounting the brackets. Here you can also see the red courtesy lights that I installed for a total of four LED strip lights. The walls will have upholstery that is yet to be installed.
|Everything is connected and working but not secured|
|Volt, RPM and Fuel Gauges|
|Installed supports in both the main and passenger cabin areas around the deck.|
The Steering system has given me my biggest head ache and I have spent so much time and money trying to resolve this problem. The problem that I have been having is not getting enough right and left turn of the motor. In the photo below was an attempt to install a splash well mount steering system. In this setup I used an 11' steering cable. I was not happy with set up so now I am attempting a linkage type steering system that will be mounted above the deck. The Linkage type steering required a 12' cable and a linkage arm. It will also require me to build a custom mount. In my next post, I will show some photos of that setup and let you know how things work out.