After the seats and harnesses were installed, I also needed to relocate the steering wheel higher and that meant cutting and moving the resized windshield up.
It was apparent that due to the higher profile of the seats (and moving everything back about 6 inches), I needed to relocate the steering wheel higher and that meant cutting off a good 4+ inches from the bottom of the windshield and moving everything up. At the same time, I also needed to relocate the pedals about 6" back so that I could reach them again.
This project included the following tasks:
- Remove the windshield
- Cut off the bottom windshield cross-bar and prepare to relocate
- Weld the bottom windshield cross-bar 4 inches higher than it was previously
- Ensure that the steering wheel still aligned properly
- Have the bottom of the windshield cut to match the new size requirement
- Install the newly resized windshield with new rubber surround
- Drill new mounting holes in the aluminum floor plate about 6 inches back from original pedal location
- Move pedals back and mount to new location
- Drill new mounting holes in the aluminum floor plate about 6 inches back from original passenger footrest location
- Move passenger footrest back and mount to new location