--- Been playing with plans for my new dash/firewall/doghouse. I decided to work up some templates given that my math is not adequate to calculate all the funky angles involved.
Since I could not get a direct measure across the front sides of the opening (the trans hump is in the way)...I dug out an old set of oversized dividers I put together years ago for use on my sculptural work. They confirmed what I needed to know and will likely come in handy for other such situations.
Working with a mix of cardboard & foamcore. The dash/firewall is the white foamcore stuff and the tan cardboard is part of the floor plate.
Here are all the major pieces that make up the doghouse. Would have been simpler if it were square but I needed to slant the driver side in to make room for my pedals & feet. Still need to cut the opening into the firewall for that space. It will be a separate box to accommodate the steering column and pedals.
Only 13" high and about 16"deep but should allow engine access that would otherwise be a royal PITA. Also provides a spot to set a tasty adult beverage. But only when parked, of course. Also have to work out the sealing mechanisms but think I might have a solution I can live with.
Next comes translating it all into steel. Then again...maybe I can just add more tape and get by with foamcore.