I've welded an aditional metal sheet on top of the window frame for extra support.
On the second pic you'll see a strip wich I'm welding on top of the dash and below the window. This strip has openings in it witch will act as windshield heater.
Because my cowl only came with the vertical windshield posts I 'll create the upper one myself.
I removed some inches (don't know exactly howmuch...) from the posts till the hight looked allright. Then I placed a piece of metal
-shaped as a corner- between the posts. On top of this I will weld another piece witch will accomodate the wipers, along with some braces to accept a sunvisor.
To make the bumper plate fit I removed 3cm from the strip under the window(don't know the proper name of this piece of metal...)
This gave me a clean stroke to weld the plate upon.
I think it looks OK with the dash-insert bolted to it.
I will wait with welding the dash into the car until I've relined the passangers cowl side.This side has some serious impact damage
and will be repared in the near future.
My cowl came with a central gauge-cluster mounted on the gastank.I want to use a ribbed dash-insert,this means I have to build me a dash.I did this by using a '50 Chevy Deluxe bumper plate I had laying around.This piece is roughly shaped like the under side of a dash,so I only had to make it fit with the strip under the window and drill some holes for the gauges.