Radiator Battery Box
I previously showed the car modifications needed in order to put two batteries where the radiator used to reside. Since then I've:
- Painted the frames
- Cut pieces of wood which will be the bottom and sides of the box
- Painted the wood with (blue) epoxy paint
- Cut pieces of plastic (HDPE, 0.020" thick) to put in between the wood and frame (prevents water which might come in through the grille from soaking into the wood)
- Attached the wood and plastic (with caulking to seal between plastic and frame) to the frame with self-tapping screws
- Cut off the excess screw length
Here are a couple of views of the box installed:
Looking into the engine compartment toward the front of the car.
When I bought the car the passenger door window mechanism was broken. When I took the door apart to investigate I saw that one of the bushings that connects the scissor mechanism to the window sash was missing. Here is a picture of the sash and scissor mechanism showing where the part is missing.
There are two of these bushings. Here's a picture of the front bushing.
You can't purchase those bushings individually, unfortunately, only as part of the entire regulator (sash, scissor mechanism, motor), so I'm going to try and machine a new bushing out of delrin. If that fails, then I'll get a junkyard regulator to replace the entire thing.