Sunday, December 5, 2010
Cutting Holes and Getting things done
The seats are gone to the upholstery shop. I ordered my own fabric and fabricated everything that I wanted to have upholstered and I found a real talented lady about a mile from my house who is taking on that part of project.
I spent a good part of the weekend cutting holes in the instrument panel for the instruments. I will have an RPM, fuel gauge and a volt meter in the dash. The biggest project was to cut a 2 1/4" hole and (3) 5/16" holes to mount the steering wheel. I have been waiting a week for the 20 degree mount and it finally came in so I made a trip to West Marine to pick it up. I did not have the correct size hole saw so I also made a trip over to my brother Joey's and he loaned me his. A couple of 1 1/2" holes were needed in the bulkhead to route the steering cable and the rough mounting and fitting of Teleflex rack mounting system was complete.
I also mounted the bilge pumps and made a box to house the battery. The battery drops right into the box and it is very secure. I always worry about accidents and the possibility of sever weather so I added tie downs for budgie cords if needed.