Here are some updated photos!
Got the tranny tunnel mostly done this week. Still have a few more braces to put in, but its really starting to take shape. The KA24 trans is a tight fit in there, but it looks like its going to work fairly well.
You can also see the new dropped chassis members on either side of the passenger compartment. Looks much better I think.
It becomes obvious that I will need to cut out and move the tunnel crossmember forward a bit:
This was the big project for Friday night.. I scrounged around the garage and came up with everything I needed to make a rubber isolated rear differential mount/moustache bar.
The ends and bushings are salvaged off of some old shocks. The steel I happened to have in my scrap pile! turned out pretty nice, I think..
First project this weekend will be to figure out what to do for a front mount on the differential. The diff has vertical mounting holes on the front. I may end up making a front mount subframe that bolts to the diff and then use the other two shock eyes/bushings as horizontal mounts.
The rear diff mount had to have a very thin profile and could not protrude rearward of the differential cage because the fuel cell will be mounted aft of the diff cage. I think this setup should work fairly well.
This weekend's other project.. Need to modify this Porsche steering column to remove the key switch housing.. I might even try to get a riser built to house/mount the column as well. Would be nice to get that bolted in place this weekend.
a view of the rear trackwidth. WMS-WMS is approximately 61". With a height of only about 36" to the top of the windshield, this is going to be a very low but very wide car!