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Author Topic:   Cowl?

Posts: 15
From: Pennsville,New Jersey
Registered: Oct 2001

posted 10-22-2001 09:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67fastback2+2   Click Here to Email 67fastback2+2     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi Friends,
Being new at restoring; while taking the cowl off I decided to split it in half( on the ridge between the two louvers), thought it easier and a simple weld to rejoin them at reassembly. When a friend found out he hit the roof -"How could you do that it will never be right again." Did I screw up bad or is he just worked up over nothing? I have done alot of welding over the years but not much on sheetmetal. Advice!! Puttering Pete

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From: On a rock in the middle of the pacific *Hawaii*
Registered: Aug 2001

posted 10-22-2001 09:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SnakeEyes   Click Here to Email SnakeEyes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
In my opinion nothing to get worked up about. You could join them from the under side of the cowl before you put them back on. You could also put the half's back in and them weld from the top but you will need to grind down those weld beads and use Bondo *filler* to cover up low spots , etc. if its too much of a pain you could take one off another mustang in a salvage yard. I would try and fix it first if it doesn't come out right hit those salvage yards and restoration catalog's. Sorry couldn't explain this in detail it's 3 in the morn here and i need some sleep :| any more questions just ask

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From: Long Island
Registered: Apr 2000

posted 10-22-2001 05:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cynot65   Click Here to Email cynot65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
67, it's your car and you can do what you think is best. It does add another few steps to what is a major job without that because now you have to weld it and though your friend may have over reacted to the news, his message does have merit. If you don't get it right then you gotta start TRYING to make it fit. Good luck with it and as a general rule I have found that when I am going to undertake a difficult job, I'll ask here first.
Tony C*

65 Convertible 289 4spd
M&M Member#450
It ain't done yet, but it'll be done right!!

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