Made some progress this weekend – got the patch panel tacked in place and started welding it in.
Final adjustments for fitting:
Bought a new work light from Menards – 500 Watt Halogen.Also removed the remaining wiring from the car. Still need to put a few removed dash parts away. I finally had to turn on the garage A/C as welding in a welding shirt, gloves, and hat tends to heat the body up a bit!!!