Looks great. What is the thickness of the plate you are using for this application?Began working on the shifter installation. I discovered there wasn’t enough clearance between the top of the fuel tank and the tunnel to install rivnuts (check out the photos). My install is like Dean’s, using a mounting plate that is attached to the tank tunnel. I used twelve ¼”-20 x 1/2" fasteners to attach the plate to the tunnel then four 5/16”-18 fasteners from the plate to the shifter. The heads of the 5/16” fasteners easily fit into the large holes in the tunnel and do not contact the fuel tank.
You’ll notice I drilled a new fastener location on the shifter since one fastener hole is covered by the shift cable. I plan to paint the plate and use a sealant between the plate and tunnel for final install.
Hello again, do you think that door edge guard would work on the tank flanges to keep it from rattling? Also, looking at your build I thought it was difficult to find someone as precise as me. Seems I was mistaken, if it's worth doing - then do it right, your quality of work is outstanding.The fuel tank is located in the center of the car directly above the radiator and heater coolant lines. Insulation is needed to keep the radiant heat from frying the occupants. I lined the bottom of the fuel tank with Sticky Shield from Heatshield Products and covered the radiator and heater lines with heat-dissipating sleeving (fiberglass sleeve covered with silicone rubber from McMaster Carr).