Rust damage repair
I removed the cowl vent on my 65 Mustang. The left side "top hat" and surrounding metal is in good shape. However, the right side is pitted from rust. I media-blasted away the rust to see how much damage. There are three small holes, about the size of a pencil lead, on the sheet metal panel not the "top hat". The rest of the metal is intact, but I am sure it is thin and there is much pitting.
Question, since there are only three small holes, do I cut out the vent and replace it with a vent repair panel? Or, is there a good chemical coating, (fiber glass, epoxy...), that will prevent more rust and make a good seal and last a long time?
This piece is not part of the structural integrity of the body. It allows fresh air into the interior and keeps out rain.
Last edited by oils65mustang; 04-14-2004 at 06:23 PM.