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Hign Hump Firewall Piece
#1346435 Fri Feb 14 2020 01:57 AM
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I've struck out on getting the firewall piece so far, but it looks like LMC has a reasonably priced repro.
https://www.lmctruck.com/1960-66-ch...n2OxByvKGWHUtMxoO-zg9naQUtxoCbzsQAvD_BwE
Has anyone bought this panel and fit it up yet?


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Re: Hign Hump Firewall Piece
whateverpratt #1348500 Mon Mar 02 2020 02:47 AM
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I went to salvage and got mine but that was thirty years ago. Wish you luck.


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Re: Hign Hump Firewall Piece
whateverpratt #1349573 Wed Mar 11 2020 04:40 PM
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I had to drill through every single spotweld to remove the upper cover in order to get ready to swaps trans (we could not get to the bell housing bolts from the bottom) GM used 28 spot welds in less than 2 feet, I kid you not. I'm using caged nuts in 6 locations to fix in place and double sides tape in between those. I had to drill through each one with a 1/8" bit then a step drill, that was some tough metal, burned up or wore out a spotweld cutter. The new repop fits well. The current trans is a 4 speed hydramatic. we are putting in a 700R4. I have the special block adaptor that allows you to mate up another trans.

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Re: Hign Hump Firewall Piece
Modelman #1351883 Fri Mar 27 2020 04:17 AM
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Originally Posted by chevytrucknut61
I went to salvage and got mine but that was thirty years ago. Wish you luck.

That's what I did, but that was nearly 20 years ago. The wrecking yards I used to go to have all either closed and gone out of business or stopped carrying parts for our old trucks. I haven't found a local yard with anything older than 2000 for a while.

Originally Posted by Modelman
I had to drill through every single spotweld to remove the upper cover in order to get ready to swaps trans (we could not get to the bell housing bolts from the bottom) GM used 28 spot welds in less than 2 feet, I kid you not. I'm using caged nuts in 6 locations to fix in place and double sides tape in between those. I had to drill through each one with a 1/8" bit then a step drill, that was some tough metal, burned up or wore out a spotweld cutter. The new repop fits well. .

Those spot welds were a PITA!

Previous owner swapped out the 3 on the Tree (low hump) for an SM420 4 speed (high hump). Bugger didn't change the hump. He just screwed some sheet tin over the whole works and called it good. What a nightmare!
Plenty more wrong with his work, but that's another story.

Parts can be found. It's a pain, and it may require shipping, but they are still out there. The back half is easy. Nothing to change there.


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