In our January issue, we showed you the installation of a six-point cage, torque boxes, and subframe connectors in the Brazen Charger. Making a street thrasher worthy of 10-second times on a sanctioned NHRA course takes lots of modifications and compromises. we needed to ditch a lot of weight to lighten up our hefty B-Body if we ever wanted to see sub-11 times; the first to go was the dilapidated air-conditioning system.

Without showing the play-by-play on how to properly remove the underdash unit, we will show you how an easy template can be made and a near-perfect patch panel can be fabricated to fit within an hour or two. We went to Cameron Shaw's shop in Southern California to see how a nice afternoon project can be done correctly.

The tools required will be a grinder with a cutting wheel, a grinding wheel, a flap disc or polishing wheel, a sheetmetal sheer, and a MIG welder.