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Old 08-28-2017, 09:47 AM   #1
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Hi....
I'm converting my 57 to rhd,I bought the smooth fire wall from danchuk and got it fitted....
Now I have a blank fire wall with no holes for peddel assembly.....
I stupidly did not take any mesurments of the the hols from the standed fire wall,reason bein is becouse I fitted a Australian delivery 2hump dash and seen the peddle assembly where different......

I'm trying to have no bolts go through the fire wall and have a wildwood master on the wall
With under dash booster
It's got retro racks r&p set up with a ididit colomn

I'm stuck and don't no what to do and want to find someone that can get me through this **** up I did........
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I don't have measurements.

Depending on where you are located there may be a member close to you with a RHD conversion.

You will need a few parts already collected to get the holes through the firewall you are talking about.

Here`s some pics on what to look for, steering column, pedal assembly etc etc.







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I know what it is like with modifying firewall/pedal etc - I have an underdash booster and master cyl in my 57. The guy who did it used the assembly out of one of the mini vans and mated it to the 57 pedal assembly - he suggested the idea and when finished he said he would never do another.

I would start with the 55/56 pedal assembly and mount it to the dash, and then sort out the firewall end. You will need to make some kind of support inside the firewall to stop any flex - they originally used 2 rods from either side of the pedal assembly to the firewall. This will be difficult with the booster inside the firewall and my first thoughts would be to shorten the pedal assembly so that it allows for the booster inside. Anything you do in this area will need to be certified by an engineer (unless the car is already registered so it might be an idea to get one around for a visit sooner rather than later.

Let me know if you would like to drop in and have a look at the 57, and I might be able to suggest someone to help finish it.

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I know what it is like with modifying firewall/pedal etc - I have an underdash booster and master cyl in my 57. The guy who did it used the assembly out of one of the mini vans and mated it to the 57 pedal assembly - he suggested the idea and when finished he said he would never do another.

I would start with the 55/56 pedal assembly and mount it to the dash, and then sort out the firewall end. You will need to make some kind of support inside the firewall to stop any flex - they originally used 2 rods from either side of the pedal assembly to the firewall. This will be difficult with the booster inside the firewall and my first thoughts would be to shorten the pedal assembly so that it allows for the booster inside. Anything you do in this area will need to be certified by an engineer (unless the car is already registered so it might be an idea to get one around for a visit sooner rather than later.


Let me know if you would like to drop in and have a look at the 57, and I might be able to suggest someone to help finish it.

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Hi des....
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With some of my details
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Quote from nomadawhat.

" Anything you do in this area will need to be certified by an engineer"

I'm glad that that policy in not around here! (USA)

I have sliced, diced, quartered and welded up more innovations than I can
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(In case you are wondering that's a 84 Pontiac Fiero)
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I know what it is like with modifying firewall/pedal etc - I have an underdash booster and master cyl in my 57. The guy who did it used the assembly out of one of the mini vans and mated it to the 57 pedal assembly - he suggested the idea and when finished he said he would never do another.

I would start with the 55/56 pedal assembly and mount it to the dash, and then sort out the firewall end. You will need to make some kind of support inside the firewall to stop any flex - they originally used 2 rods from either side of the pedal assembly to the firewall. This will be difficult with the booster inside the firewall and my first thoughts would be to shorten the pedal assembly so that it allows for the booster inside. Anything you do in this area will need to be certified by an engineer (unless the car is already registered so it might be an idea to get one around for a visit sooner rather than later.

Let me know if you would like to drop in and have a look at the 57, and I might be able to suggest someone to help finish it.

Cheers, Des
Hi des...
I sent you a p/m of my details
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Yes got the message, and have been busy. Will call you tomorrow.
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