With the lower support structure created, I can now concentrate on building the main top cover for the rear of the interior compartment. I am using some light weight Masonite for the cover itself and bracing it all up with some nice straight 1x2s and small trim. I am also insulating the crap out of this piece because it will be used as a secondary heat shield from the engine. This cover will also house the rear 400 watt 3 way 6×9 speakers. When I come to finish the car I will then cover this panel with carpeting.
Wow video 500!. Work continues on the VW bug’s interior paneling. After constructing the rear side pieces I need to build a rear wall / firewall to close off the engine bay from the interior. I am using a couple of cross braces attached to the fuel tank and the side structure to create a panel between the two sides. This rear panel will contain both sub woofers, one behind each seat. I am also insulating this panel very well for both heat and sound.
I have now completed closing in the front foot box area. I built 2 aluminum plates to cover the side openings and then covered the entire interior of the foot box with rubberized dampening material. With the front now complete I need to build the rear portion of the interior of the bug. I am building a panel or deck to hide the engine cover and to incorporate my rear speakers.
With the dash-board now working I need to try and finish up the entire foot-box area. The Toyota gas pedal pivot or fulcrum broke when I stepped on the pedal. I have rebuilt this pivot with steel and I beefed up the pedal rod itself. I also removed and lubed the cable so now everything is working great. I must close off the interior wiring channels to separate them from the foot-box area. I am building a couple of aluminum panels to do this.
All my concentrations is now on the center console. Fitting all the panels and completing all the wiring has been tedious. So with the lower portion of the dash and console mostly complete, I have to finish the upper dash panel. I still need to wrap the ends of the dash, mount AC vents as well as add a glove box.