Topic: Firewall questions
So our car like most I imagine has a serious case of cancerous rust. We need to do some serious metal work and as a result got us thinking about moving some stuff around but this runs into firewall issues.
I understand the need to keep fluid lines and such seperated from the driver/cabin. My question would be if we can have "quick-release" access panels for our firewall stuff.
Perhaps we are getting over our heads but we would like to move radiator, battery, and fuel into a more central location. Makes all the lines and other things much easier from a service perspective and we have to chop the hell out of some stuff anyways.
We planned on hacking some of the front firewall out and extending pretty much into the passanger area and back seat area. We would end up having metal access panels on all these things so we could quickly remove them when we needed to fix something or refuel. I suppose the biggest issue would be the fuel. We are using a 15 gallon Summit fuel cell.
I was thinking of locating it in the passanger seat area but wanted to make sure we are going to be okay with safety on some sort of easily removable firewall panels. How airtight do they need to be?