About 4 hours today.

Started by finishing the under-car part of the wiring harness install. Still need to route the PDC / fog / corner marker wiring behind the rear bumper, next time I have it off.

Prototyped the dash fitment. First made a cardboard template by tracing a dash pad, then held it in place, marked where the cage needed to fit, and cut a slot in the template. Cut the template down the middle so I could slide it on from the center. Once I thought I understood how it needed to go, I replicated it on an old dash pad that I didn’t care about, using a 1.75″ hole saw and Dremel cut-off wheel. Glad I had the old dash pad, because it behaves a little differently on the 3D dash pad than it did on the 2D template. Got close enough, and adjusted it as needed to fit in place. Then marked where the cuts actually need to be, so I can copy it over to the good dash pad later. The final product will fit tighter and cleaner than the pics here.

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Also installed the windshield header trim, and prototyped one of the A-pillars. Amazingly, can flex it enough to squeeze it in behind the cage! I have a spare set of the A-pillar covers also, so I can redo them “right” once I’ve played around some.

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Also installed the brake/clutch pedal cluster, ran the clutch line, and installed hood release lever and cables.

Played around with the battery cut-off switch. I do think I’ll install it in the left driver’s vent. Need to fab a mount for it, and cut out some of the duct work behind there. I have insulating covers for the switch terminals, so I don’t need to worry about it shorting on anything.

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Piles of parts are shrinking! Making progress.

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