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I also started cutting out the rear wheel houses to do mini tubs, hopefully ill be getting some headway on that this week.
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Got the first tub formed pretty nice and tacked in last night, I'm feeling good about how its turning out so far. Certain spots are a bit troublesome to weld but I'll figure it out.
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Is that the OEM collapsible steering shaft with different ends attached?
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The bigger DD shaft is from an astro van with a new U joint welded on, the other end is 3/4 DD shaft from amazon that i cut to length with a u joint welded on, but if you have a stock gear box and column an astro van shaft should bolt right in and they have U joints on both ends from the factory.
 

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I thought the Astro van shaft would clock the steering wheel 90 degrees. You avoided that issue by welding your own joint on the upper shaft.
not 100% sure on if it clocks it or not, i needed to do the upper to connect to the Motion Raceworks column. and my lower section to have the right splines for a manual gear box
 

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Started mocking up the fuel sump, plan on welding that in this week. 3/4" npt fittings for ALL the fuel.
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