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Old 10-28-2003, 08:09 AM
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Question windshield trim and cowl???

ok my first ? is: does anybody have any pics in their album of a shaved cowl, or has anybody ever done it before??? theres two ways to do it: place sheetmetal over the vents and use a whole bunch of body filler, if anybodys ever tried either give me a shout.

my second is: does anybody know where i can get some chevelle windshield trim??? more specifically im looking for the really cool looking trim that they paint the same color as the car, and it looks a more smoother than the original, kinda like a plastic. the 66 chevelle in this months super chevy has the exact kind of trim i want.

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Old 10-28-2003, 08:25 AM
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I brazed the cowl vent door in my Willys (LONG time ago) but the heat shrank the lip of the cowl. It also required a lot fo filler to shooth it out. Now that I am older and have a little more experience, I would definitely weld in a piece of sheet metal using a MIG for zero warpage and nearly zero filler.
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Old 10-28-2003, 09:09 AM
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I used late model push in trim on my 69 camaro, lots of work but got the looks I was after.

Don't have a picture of the cowling right now but it is filled, and welded to the fenders. the front clip is all one piece. welded in a piece of metal, very little filling.

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Old 10-28-2003, 09:26 AM
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yeah thats it, is it hard to use??? where can i get some??? man ive been looking for that stuff ever since i started the restoration on my car. it just pushes in, or does it have fasteners???

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Old 10-28-2003, 09:53 AM
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Like posted, it's a lot of work. This is moldings for a S10 1989.
Most mid size gm used the same moldings, just go to your local gm dealer, should be in stock. It just pushes in.

But you have to make the opening for the glass smaller. I welded a piece of metal in and smoothed it with filler. You need about a 3/16 space all the around the glass, and the glass must be level with the sheet metal.

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Old 10-30-2003, 09:07 AM
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HEY CLASSIC: Try www.flexchrome.com They have multiple size plastic chrome.....GOOD LUCK....DAVE
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I had pulled the window out of my S10 and had to put that back in. A lot of DAWN! I found that if I rubbed dawn dish soap on it then it seamed to go into place a lot easier and I was able to clean it up after just keep it wet. There might be something else out there but I don't know what it is, I would dang sure look if I had to do it again though.
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