I've had the aircraft flying for just over a year now and I really love it. It's fast, carries way more than the 4 did, and I've just worked out how to land it properly (despite my trying, it won't three-point nicely so I wheel it on at 63 knots).
During the rebuild I removed the 'centre console' thing that ran from the middle of the panel to the middle of the seats (and held the tank selector and engine & prop controls) and constructed a box tunnel to cover the fuel line and create a home for the tank selector. I planned to put cup holders in the top of the box, along with stuff for pens and whatnot.
The tunnel never got finished, so I flew around with the fuel pipe and a big (wrapped) bundle of wires sort of exposed to the sky. It looked terrible. The cup holder idea was also dreadful due to the proximity to the rudder pedals and potential for stray items to migrate to places where they could cause chaos.
So this weekend I pulled everything apart and started again. To cut a long, hot and sweaty story short, the fuel line and wiring now run under the floor, and I have a wide open footwell that is completely flat from side to side.
The fuel selector is on a bracket which is held in place by two spar bolts. The pump is on another bracket held in the place by two other spar bolts. Unlike my tunnel setup, the selector is now within easy reach without having to lean forward.
(This was taken before I tied and P-clipped the wire bundle)
Next on my list is to sort out the upholstery. Back when I was nearly ready to fly the thing, I was very graciously given a set of seat cushions by a fellow VAF'er. They've been great, but they don't quite fit my (low) seat backs and I would prefer something that was easier to clean (vinyl or leather). Trying to work out whether to go with Classic Aero or similar, or stick with the basic foam I have. I flew the thing back to SoCal from North Carolina a few weeks ago (14 hours over a day) and it wasn't that terrible, but I do occasionally get this sense I'm teetering on a block of foam rather than being sat 'in' a seat.
At some point I should also finish the wheel pants and get the fiberglass painted...