Chuck the Truck's 52 Chevy - Fuse Block & Vent Window
Surreal isn't it? Actually what you're looking at is the "tweak" I had to make to the floor pan/toe board joint to clear the clutch pedal arm. Recall I put the floor pans too far forward? The arm was banging the joint here. It looks pretty chewed up, but it is just hammered back. Show truck, this would never do. A little touch up paint and it's fine for a driver, but I learned for next time.
I picked up a Painless wiring fuse box on Ebay. I contemplated modifying it so I could access the leads (the ones toward the firewall) without dropping the box, but finally decided to use it as is. Thought of many locations for mounting, but LH kick panel seemed best. It's up high so it doesn't show when I'm in the driver's seat, but I can still swap fuses easy enough.
Another first for me - replacing the glass in the vent windows. For the glass to channel seal, I used automatic transmission fluid (the book called for straight 10W, but I grabbed what was handy). Seems odd using oil, but it did work. The glass and gasket were a tight fit. Brjr51 told me how he watched a glass man bang them in with a rubber mallet, so I did and it worked. However, during installation, I found that I drove them in too far. The back edge of the glass should be flush with the ends of the metal frame. Recessed, it won't seal on the weatherstrip. A few taps corrected it.
Surely you expect this by now. Great shot of the vent window installed; side window glass is in, but down in this shot.. After both sides were done, I looked at my pile of parts in the family room and found the "umbrellas." DOH! They go in before the vents, so out they came (actually only unbolted and tilted out of the way) and the umbrellas went in.