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Old 08-27-2007, 10:39 PM
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Another 32 ford measurement from a 5w?

Sorry to keep asking for measurements

I think my lower cowl/door post is bent inwards from past channeling. I've also got a suspect buckle in the metal brace behind the dash panel on the driver side.

I measured diagonally in an X from the outer dash screws to the top of the rocker on both sides and that difference, as well as the location of the buckle, makes me think the bottom drivers side cowl post is pushed in.

What I really could use is; a measurement of the total width at the bottoms of the hinge pillar post. There is a factory 3/8" round headed rivet on the lower hinge post about 2-1/2" up from the top of the rocker panel. Does anyone have a virgin 32 5-window to help with the measurement across to each lower rivet? Mine is 38" exactly.

It may seem trivial, but my windshield posts are not at the same angle if viewed from the front of the car. I'm trying to redo the header above the w/s frame and make a new w/s frame. So, it seems like if the cowl bottom is pushed in, it would change the upper post angle. (my coupe lost it's roof, and now has no header to connect the posts).

I made a cardboard template of the w/s opening, and if I flip it over in the opening, it verifies that the posts are not angled the same. 1/4" off at the very top.

Tonight I used a diagonal spreader to try to test-push the cowl bottom out, but I decided I should try to get a spec before making a bigger problem. The car was chopped at one time which made me originally think the posts were welded wrong, but now I don't think so. Thanks.

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