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  1. You can access the torque box bolts from the top by removing the sill plate and rubber mat and drilling a few 1.5-2.0" holes in the fiberglass.  Use Kroil or PB Blaster on them from the top.    Worth a try and beats hell out of drilling them out from underneath.   Returning the sill plates and rubber conceals everything you've done. 

  2. Nice video.  Nice of you to do the video too.  My 70 Avanti received the same treatment a number of years ago.  The one difference I noted was that the panel behind the rear seat was not only screwed on, but there was also a sealer on the edge under the screws.  My guess was that it prevented fuel odors from entering the cabin.   There was around 4 gallons of stale fuel in my tank and it was painstaking to get out.  The rubber line at the tank drain at the fuel line was removed and a piece of ductile wire stuck into the opening to clear the way.   Once the tank was out, I used a product from NAPA to clean, etch and line the inside of the tank.

    thanks again 

  3. I had mine off the chassis, supported by four corners at the ends of the hog troughs.  The seats were out and door panels off, but the glass and rest of the interior were still in.  It was about 4 feet off the floor, sitting on two 6X6 timbers with a piece of carpet on each.  I know I bumped into it occasionally while working on the chassis and it would move an inch or so. You could even lift the nose with some effort.  I'd estimate it around 700#  

  4. Those tubes in the cowl should be raised  off the floor an inch or so.  They should also have "hats" over them that prevent water from getting into the area behind the dash, which would be disastrous.    Any water entering the cowl runs off to the left or right and down the chute in the kick panel into the hog troughs.  

    The cooling tubes are approx 1.5" ID and run from the underside of the cowl, down behind the A/C area and terminate in front of the shifter area to play cool air on the metal parts.  They do help. Don't use corrugated tubing ( vacuum cleaner type) The smoother the inside of the tubing, the better the airflow.

  5. I'd think that black female (likely +12) goes to the spade on the thermocouple, since that has to sense the temp which turns on/off the compressor.  The fan switch below may have it's own power source, but it appears that the thermocouple has a short jumper to the white rheostat.

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