|02-12-2011 02:38 PM|
Old Fool, this is a awesome build i can't hardly wait to see the finish product.
|02-12-2011 01:28 PM|
|deadbodyman||OF, I'm very impressed and find it hard to believe your not a pro with years of experiance. Very cool project indeed...|
|02-12-2011 01:11 PM|
|deadbodyman||Will do...funny ,I was just at the junk yard this week and saw a 66 stang and thought of you ,I checked out the cowl and didnt think it would be much of a problem.Looks to me like you would have to make an inner structure and fasten the cowl to it...Just like a chevy does...|
|02-12-2011 10:01 AM|
Hey DBM, I have attempted to make a website to chronicle my SN65C project.
Drop in and check out my sloooow progress!
|01-03-2011 06:04 AM|
I don't think you understood my question though.
My car has NO cowl right now neither inner or outer, they have both been removed as well as the complete firewall and floorpan. It is receiving the inner cowl from a 2001 Mustang and will be topped with the originalouter cowl I removed. Upon reassembly of this project I wish to make the outer cowl removeable for servicing the relocated wiper assy that this conversion requires.
Thanks again, and Happy New Year.
|01-02-2011 07:08 PM|
|Lost in NJ||
For all the work you will be doing to your car you should not stop at the pulling the cowl and fixing the problem properly. To anything less is half a job.
Odds are you need a new window seal anyway if you have the old one.
Buy a good spot weld drill, the mill kind not the circle cutter kind. Spend a day drilling spot welds and then build up the new inner parts. The cowl practically self locates, but just be sure by drilling a few holes for screws before you take it apart.
I did it on my fastback. I scared to pull it off not having a clue what I was doing at the time. Turns out to be pretty easy to do. I even made up all the inner cowl stuff from scratch. In the end you will be glad you did.
There is one other fix, but it will only work on minor cowl problems. Some have cut open just the end where it is hidden by the fender.
Any other cutting and welding back on would be more risk and work than just doing the spot welds. Too much chance to damage or warp the top of the cowl.
Just keep in mind you are about to spend some significant $$$ trying to make a classy car. Fixing the cowl vent is very cheap, mostly just your labor. I did mine for the cost of two bits on circular spot cutter plus the cost of the mig welding. The metal was picked from the trash, a microwave oven.
|12-30-2010 06:43 AM|
2nd link is a powerpoint presentation, over 20 meg file = dial up beware.
|12-30-2010 05:42 AM|
|deadbodyman||Alright OF, Now you got me interrested ...Whats the ns65 ?|
|12-30-2010 05:37 AM|
Bob did an excelllent job on the SN65, but he did state there are things he would do different if he did it again. One of those things I am going to do different is to not weld the wiper drive assembly into the cowl.
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|12-29-2010 05:52 AM|
|deadbodyman||You can easily tell with a quick glance who went to the trouble to remove the cowl to do a proper resto and who simply shot some undercoating down there to cover it all up...Its a great idea and well worth the trouble.|
|12-28-2010 02:45 PM|
65 mustang cowl
I repaired my 68 Mustang cowl vents a few years ago. I drilled 1/8" holes thru the center of the spot welds then used 3/8" , drilled out spot welds to the outside edge, then popped loose the welds with a chisel. Man there must have been a zillion spot welds. Anyway, I am glad I removed the cowl, rust city in a big way. I cut out all rust, blasted, patched, installed new vents, primer,, painted harden AE scuffed the paint, then sprayed a rubberize clear, weld the zillion spot welds, grind welds to surface, then finished cowl. Much much work, but glad I did. Later beefed up the firewall for the export brace.
|12-28-2010 08:44 AM|
I have some basic ideas in mind to make it removable but was hoping someone had went through a similar situation and would have said," a 17584 whozimonga" has the perfect clips you need.
On the edge near the windshield I am thinking of cutting off the existing pinch weld flange and re fabricating it to slide under the moulding and into a couple of "sockets".
the sides and front edge can be screwed back into the pinch weld and covered with seam sealer.
For structural integrity, a 1x1x.080 steel tubing is going to be added across the front pinch weld area.
The firewall and inner cowl is 2001 mustang, the outer cowl is 1965 Mustang. The wiper system will be an after market cable drive system, hence the need to open the cowl without dismantling the car.
Very similiar to how Bob J. did his:
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