I have a 1.5" piece of alum tube that will run under the front seat from my heat distribution box (up for defrost, left and right to vents and down to the rear) and I will insulate that with pieces of firewall blanket.

Yip...stomp the ball...been teaching that since 1985 but I still like to be able to feel things. BTW, my wife will stomp back in one way or another!