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74merc
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From: Demopolis AL
Registered: Jun 99

posted 05-04-2002 11:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 74merc   Click Here to Email 74merc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yes I am speaking of Satan himself, rust.
my cowl is in fairly ruff shape.
I've seen worse, but this has some problems...
I have fixed the passenger side, fixed leaks across the windsheild.
My question here, is there suppose to be an air vent in the cowl on the drivers side anywhere?

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MavMark
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From: Sterling Heights,MI
Registered: Dec 2001

posted 05-08-2002 01:12 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MavMark   Click Here to Email MavMark     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The driver's side only has a vent if the car did NOT come with factory A/C. I have just completed a cowl repair myself on my '72 Grabber...fun job,huh?

Mark

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74merc
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posted 06-05-2002 03:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 74merc   Click Here to Email 74merc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
well, I'm workin on the driver side now.
Waiting on funds to finish...

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CaptainComet
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From: Clearwater, FL USA
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posted 08-19-2002 08:41 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for CaptainComet   Click Here to Email CaptainComet     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have good temporary fix for this if it isn't too far gone, and you don't want to cut the cowl open from the top, or gut the interior and weld from the inside (my car was too nice to do that yet). Elmer Squeeze-n-Caulk! Buy it at Home Depot in the paint dept. Plug what you can from under the dash with Liquid steel. Thin the caulk to 1 part water, 4 parts caulk. Jack up one side of the car to make it run downhill and squeeze it in through the cowl vent. The excess will run out through the drain behind the fender. Put catch pans down for under the fender and under the dash to catch the caulk that will seep out. Do this in multiple steps for each side and it will coat the pan. Do this sparingly on the passenger side or pull your heater and AC box because you don't want it to overflow and mess them up. This repair lasted 5 years through Florida's tropical rains before I had to mess with it again.

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cpmaverick
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From: Auburn, AL.
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posted 08-19-2002 04:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by MavMark:
The driver's side only has a vent if the car did NOT come with factory A/C. I have just completed a cowl repair myself on my '72 Grabber...fun job,huh?

My factory AC car ahs a driver's side vent.

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-Charlie Ping
1970 Maverick Grabber
[email protected] with AC and overdrive.
http://www.maverickgrabber.com

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MavMark
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posted 08-20-2002 12:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MavMark   Click Here to Email MavMark     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It's factory and not dealer installed A/C?
I guess anything is possible..up to now all the factory A/C cars that I have seen do not have the driver's vent..except my '77 that I pulled the dash and installed the factory air from a donor car!

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Mark Sundquist

Sterling Heights,MI
1977 Maverick Grabber "Clone"
1972 Maverick Grabber

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cpmaverick
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From: Auburn, AL.
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posted 08-20-2002 07:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for cpmaverick   Click Here to Email cpmaverick     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yep it is definitely factory AC, I have the Ford option list.

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-Charlie Ping
1970 Maverick Grabber
[email protected] with AC and overdrive.
http://www.maverickgrabber.com

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74merc
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From: Demopolis AL
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posted 09-08-2002 02:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 74merc   Click Here to Email 74merc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
so far so good.
one drip from the windshield on the driver's side, the cowl still drips on the passenger side, both leaks are only under HEAVY rain.
after I came to a stop due to inability to see, I got two drips.
It'll do.
if all goes well, I'll be buying a beater to drive soon and she'll get the full treatment.
torn down, stripped, patched, painted, etc...
for now its a good daily driver.

CaptainComet, that is similar to what I did.
Truck bedliner.

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