37 Cowl Vent - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Body - Exterior
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2004, 06:30 PM
Member
 

Last journal entry: Buick
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Abilene TX
Age: 52
Posts: 107
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
37 Cowl Vent

Guy's I've got a 37 Cadillac with a cowl vent similar to the Chevy's. My question is; what do most of you do with this. I was thinking of just welding it shut. Is this a good idea, anyone ever do it.

Secondly; If I restore it, is there a good way to channel air to the interior after I install a custom interior, which will cover the area under the dash.

Thanks for the help ahead of time.

PS anyone have any good pictures of a welded close one.

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 07-24-2004, 06:49 PM
MARTINSR's Avatar
Brian Martin,Freelance adviser
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: San francisco bay area
Age: 56
Posts: 13,434
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 1,570
Thanked 1,324 Times in 1,149 Posts
It really depends on the style of car you are building, what is the "theme" of the car? If it is a stock appearing resto rod, leave it. If it is custom than filling it would be nice. There is no right or wrong answer, it really depends on how it goes with the rest of the build.

I personally like them, if you take all the cool old things off the car all you have is a 1980 Cavaliar.


I posted a thread just now over in the general discussion on this subject. It may be of interest to you. Then again, maybe not.

Click here for an essay on "Taste" or just plain WRONG

Last edited by MARTINSR; 07-24-2004 at 06:57 PM.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 07-31-2004, 11:25 AM
Member
 

Last journal entry: Buick
Last photo:
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Abilene TX
Age: 52
Posts: 107
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Martinsr, Thanks for the response. I am trying to follow a resto-rod theme, but trying to find all the original parts and get them to fit with the modern interior and drive train is becoming quite a challenge. The latest, of course, is this vent and what to do with it. I agree it should stay, but I still need to figure a way to get the air from th outside to some logical point inside.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #4 (permalink)  
Old 07-31-2004, 10:03 PM
dinger's Avatar
Hotrodders.com Moderator
 
Last wiki edit: Health and safety in the shop or garage
Last journal entry: 36 Ford painting
Last photo:
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Visalia, Ca.
Age: 62
Posts: 2,711
Wiki Edits: 1

Thanks: 107
Thanked 116 Times in 81 Posts
A friend of mine put an elctric motor on his, pretty trick. Dan
__________________
"When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not." - Mark Twain
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Body - Exterior posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.