Viva GT: gearbox cover plate
Just a quick job, took most of the day mind, but thats how most jobs go. I had many years ago removed the gearstick cover form the tunnel in order to allow space for the gearbox leaver.
I now needed to cover this back up correctly, with a new shaped plate. I popped over to Retropower with a paper template drawn up of the required shape, which transferred to some alloy and cut out using their plasma cutter (nice bit of kit).
A lot of trial fits and periods of hammer / vice adjustments later and we have a shaped place that fits nice. with 6 rivnuts and some bolts, everything sits just right. It will need to come off again to get painted, and the seals sorted to make it water tight, but for now it can stay where it is. I am awaiting the gaiter I ordered so after a test fit of that I may need to adjust the hole for the stick to suit. Once thats done, it’s another job off the list.