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post #1 of 4 Old 05-16-2011, 03:25 PM Thread Starter
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Cowl fabrication work - which way to go

So I'm trying to decide if I should replace the entire vertical part of the cowl (red arrow) all the way over to the passenger side

or just the section thatís missing and the structural piece (yellow arrow) to the defrost duct hole.

The A-pillar structural piece (white arrow) is already gone.

I have a complete cowl (from the firewall to the door opening, all the way down to the floor)



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post #2 of 4 Old 05-16-2011, 03:33 PM
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If the rest is solid I would only replace what you cut out.

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This is going to be interesting. I'd get the yellow arrow piece out and see how things look. The piece the white arrow is pointing to looks bent too. You have one of those huh?

Go slow and and if the rest of the cowl piece is good I think I'd try to keep it. It's a good reference point to work from too. Take lots of pictures and measure as much as you can so that when you do start putting it back you can get everything in the right place.
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If the rest is solid I would only replace what you cut out.
The area where the windshield frame sits is a little tweaked but I think it will bend back ok. Good advice, thanks


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This is going to be interesting. I'd get the yellow arrow piece out and see how things look.
How much of that piece? All the way to the other side or ...?

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The piece the white arrow is pointing to looks bent too. You have one of those huh?
Yep, the old one is out already.

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Go slow and and if the rest of the cowl piece is good I think I'd try to keep it. It's a good reference point to work from too. Take lots of pictures and measure as much as you can so that when you do start putting it back you can get everything in the right place.
Good advice, Thanks
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