Im modifying a rx7 radiator to suit, as on a 7, both inlet and outlet are on the drivers side. On my 3s, they are both on the passenger side. I could have just bought an Altezza radiator, but the size and shape of the rx7 rad, fits the front of the old corolla models really well.
So with the engine back in, I could bolt the extractors on, and see how much modifying I was going to have to do to make them work..
I held off cutting a hole in the gbox tunnel for the shifter until I got the engine and box back in, as I wanted to make sure I got it in the right spot, and didnt end up with a massive hole.
After welding in the new firewall, I pushed the new front section of gbox tunnel into the hole from below.
Picked up a set of Tanabe Altezza 3s extractors for a very good price. Turned up yesterday, so had a little play around to see if they will fit.
Time to fill that massive hole I cut in this poor car about 3 years ago.
More hungover Sunday progress..
Got the other side cut out, and welded the new plates in, much easier and faster when you can work off the other side.
Next step was tracing the template onto some 5mm plate. The outside plate welds to the chassis rail, which is why its so much bigger, the inner plate just welds to the floor, so it has just been done from 2mm.
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