A pretty cold weekend here in Albuquerque. Cleaned out the garage, took some pics and worked on a few things. Here's some shots of the car, not much to see when it's on jacks. Here's my other other project as well, been working on it for about 7 years now. Been focusing on the viper, but I'll get to it one of these days.
Also figured out where I wanted to mount my switches for the water tank pump and my hi/low switch for the boost. I've seen a few locations for them, such as the center bezel next to the window switches and the ash tray. I decided to mount mine in the ashtray area because I don't want to drill any visible holes and want to make it easy to return to stock if needed on day.
I have not seen how they are usually mounted, so I came up with my own way to do so. I tried to make it as simple as possible, so others could do the same if they choose.
Scribe/fine tip marker
Bender is nice to have but you can bend with a piece of wood and hammer as a alternate
Ruler or Caliper
Small sheet of Aluminum or Metal
Drill and drill bit's
If you have the bezel removed and stick the ashtray in there, you'll notice that it's only held in place by a couple of clips and a little nub in the plastic for them to catch on.
I first measured the length and width of where I want the plate to go. Took a piece of scrap aluminum that I had laying around and cut it to the dimensions of 3 3/4" x 2 1/8". iAfter it was cut I had to round out the edges for it to fit.
I used a square and a scribe to mark all my lines. This ensures all lines and measurements are to a T.