John Harlowe's Moonlight Engineering web site navigation page two for the interior of a customized and Resto-Moded 1971 Chevrolet C-10 Shortbed Fleetside pick-up truck with detailed technical information and build photos.
1971 Chevrolet C-10 Shortbed Fleetside Pick-up Truck
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DETAILED PHOTOS, DESCRIPTIONS AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION ON A CUSTOMIZED INTERIOR BUILD FOR A 1971 CHEVROLET C-10 SHORTBED FLEETSIDE PICK-UP TRUCK





Prep for driver's side firewall pad and Quiet Ride Solutions insulation. This requires removal of the fuse box / main dash harness and parking brake assembly. Shown is the Ididit brand factory replacement tilt steering column assembly. 1971 Chevrolet C-10 Shortbed Fleetside Pick-up Truck.

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Prep for driver's side firewall pad and Quiet Ride Solutions insulation. This requires removal of the fuse box / main dash harness assembly and the parking brake assembly. Shown is the Ididit brand factory replacement tilt floor shift steering column assembly.
Photo shows driver's side floor / kick panel area with fuse box / wire harness and parking brake assembly removed.1971 Chevrolet C-10 Shortbed Fleetside Pick-up Truck.

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Photo shows driver's side floor / kick panel area with fuse box / wire harness and parking brake assembly removed just prior to steering column removal.
Photo shows OEM steering column removed next to Ididit replacement column, the bundled Quiet Ride Soultions package for the main floor which includes the kick vent area insulation, the driver side firewall pad, the Grant steering wheel, Hurst shifter and cowl insulation to be installed.1971 Chevrolet C-10 Shortbed Fleetside Pick-up Truck.

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Photo shows OEM steering column removed next to Ididit replacement column, the bundled Quiet Ride Solutions package for the main floor which includes the kick vent area insulation, the driver side firewall pad, the Grant steering wheel, Hurst shifter and cowl insulation to be installed.

At this point, as evidenced by the previous photo, a certain amount of prep and paint work is involved with the driver's side area. The process of this task is on the new 24 exposure roll of film in my camera : so, I will wait to elaborate on the particulars in my next web site update after development of that film.

This is more in the realm of body than interior, however, a cowl trash guard does prevent those pesky dry leaves from entering the air vent outlet in the cabin area, so I thought it appropriate to show this modification here. Photo shows cowl vent trash guard installed on the 1971 Chevrolet C-10 Shortbed Fleetside Pick-up Truck.

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This is more in the realm of body than interior, however, a cowl trash guard does prevent those pesky dry leaves from entering the air vent outlet in the cabin area, so I thought it appropriate to show this modification here.

Besides being practical it serves to offset the cowl area in a distinctive manner. I did have the painter spray the well of the cowl black and that seems to have added just the right finishing touch when the cowl trash guards were installed

The photo, because of not having the proper lighting, does not really reveal just how bitchin' the install looks...but the photo is good enough to give you a good idea.

Another practical application of these cowl trash guards, or at least it makes sense to me that an additional practical application is that the presence of the guards would smooth the airflow around the low pressure area found at the cowl. Smooth airflow at the low pressure area of the cowl would be an advantage with a cowl induction hood, as this truck has, in directing more of this low pressure, denser air to the induction chamber. However, to take full advantage of the induction low pressure area it does have to be isolated from expended engine heat dissipation via...
A hood-to-cowl weatherstrip. Proper installation of this strip will effectively divert the hotter air flowing back off the engine towards the ground and create a smoother cooler induction intake.1971 Chevrolet C-10 Shortbed Fleetside Pick-up Truck.

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...a hood-to-cowl weatherstrip. Proper installation of this strip will effectively divert the hotter air flowing back off the engine towards the ground and create a smoother cooler induction intake. True, we might only be talking about a tenth difference in E.T. but I've seen enough races won by just a tenth of a second...everything works in combination...a tenth here a tenth there and before you know it you've become very scary. I like being scary.

If one wants to do this particular modification, besides having a Roper punch and two 1/4 rivets to make the weatherstrip align properly when the cowl section is placed over the trash guards with the two windshield washer nozzle hoses sticking out of them, one needs to have ample patience and tenacity : as neither the trash guards or the weatherstrip are secured in place. The trash guards, the weatherstrip and the cowl are all secured at the same time, in other words, it is not an easy task to perform. I would imagine that just for this modification a $300.00 labor charge would not be unreasonable.

All hardware used for the cowl is stainless steel.

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