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Fastymz
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posted 08-20-2001 02:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I noticed after washing my car that the windshield had leaked on to the floor.Right below the dash gauges area.I had the windshield replaced last year.It seemed to work fine until now.Can I just put some sealent in there.Or whats the best way to fix it.Thanks Ron

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65coupei6
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posted 08-20-2001 04:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 65coupei6   Click Here to Email 65coupei6     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
First check to see if it is from the windshield or the cowl. If it is the windshield then sealant should work fine. Unless you want to change the seal again.

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Fastymz
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posted 08-20-2001 05:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
If its the windshield would it leak to under the dash.Is it that more likely the cowl.And if its the cowl thats alot of work right.LOL
Thnaks Ron

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 08-20-2001 07:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes, a lot of work. Pray for a windshield leak.

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mellowyellow
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posted 08-20-2001 07:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You can isolate the problem by pouring water into the cowl vent. Don't use a hose as you could over flow the water dam around the fresh air intake and defeat the whole test. A gallon on each side {poured slow} will give you the answer. A common leak area is the corner or the w/shield opening. A hole develops and it starts to leak. Another problem/s are the little nails that hold the moulding clips. Oftern , they break and the installer uses a sheemetal screw on the clip. Water can sometimes work it's way around the screw if it's not sealed. I think some of the earlier 65's had screwed down clips.

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AKBOSSMAN
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posted 08-20-2001 07:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN   Click Here to Email AKBOSSMAN     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
Yes, a lot of work. Pray for a windshield leak.



Yea BTDT

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cynot65
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posted 08-20-2001 08:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cynot65   Click Here to Email cynot65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You better pray it's the windshield my man. I'm prayin for you. Should it be the cowl there are ways to slow it down before you need the full monty. I have no idea if this car is your driver and if it's subjected to weather, but either way a leak is like the proverbial 4-letter word and it must be addressed. Good luck
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Fastymz
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posted 08-20-2001 08:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz   Click Here to Email Fastymz     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks guys I'm hoping that its not the cowl.If it is the cowl. Would one of those cowl covers help until I can fix it.Its not a driver,just in good weather.I try not to drive it in the rain if I can help it.Its parked in the garage every night and all winter long.Its mainly when I wash it.Can you get up at it from the under side and put some kind of sealent on it.Or can I use one of those covers when I wash it to keep the water out.I have rad thatthe cowl cover is a lot of work.I have plenty of people around that can weld and a place to do it at.If it the cowl for sure and when I get ready to do it.You know I'll be posting alot of questions.Thanks, Ron

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cynot65
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posted 08-21-2001 09:59 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for cynot65   Click Here to Email cynot65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fasty, I'm gonna go out on a limb here and say that you can limit the amount of water that gets to the car but if it's not your windshield then the cowl repair is inevitable. A cowl cover will suffice for washing but I doubt it will keep all the water out. Rust is your car any any cars worst nightmare. Do you remember the Fram commercial "Pay me now or pay me later" I'm not telling you to put it in the shop and do it now but...Rust waits for no one and the bigger hold it gets on your car the more it's gonna cost to eradicate. Just my 2 cents
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mellowyellow
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posted 08-21-2001 11:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for mellowyellow     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Something els. I don't know how dirty you get your car but I would not flood it with water. I wash my car with 2 pails of water and a sponge and towels. Unless you are getting caught behind 18 wheelers on a muddy road, I would not use a hose on my car. Use enough water so that any grit doesnn't scratch the paint and that's it. I do not want water running into my doors, quarters and other places that I took pains to rustproof. Wipe it dry with soft toweling. Just my opinion.

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cynot65
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posted 08-24-2001 05:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cynot65   Click Here to Email cynot65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mellow, I'm glad I came back to this post. That's a great idea on how to wash your car. I'll have all those ploaces repaired too and your right putting a hose to it doesn't sound like a good idea.
Tony C*

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