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cowl question
« on: October 09, 2012, 09:01:13 PM »
so I want to cleanand paint under the cowl of my 80 wagon and Iwas looking at whet needed to be done to remove it......HOLY MESS BAT MAN!!!!! looks to me likke the windshiled,the fenders. and half the engine needs to come to get to it.. any suggestions?
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Re: cowl question
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2012, 05:38:06 AM »
http://www.fordpinto.com/general-help/cleaning-the-cowl/msg83779/?topicseen#msg83779
 
http://www.fordpinto.com/general-help/cleaning-out-cowl/msg120631/?topicseen#msg120631
 
See if these help. I did mine 2 years ago as I described in the 2nd thread & it's still squeaky clean thanks to a $49 Ebay car cover.
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Re: cowl question
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2012, 09:30:40 PM »
yes and no......lol  I need to sand it to clean and remove the rust........
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Re: cowl question
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2012, 02:03:59 PM »
Do you have holes rusted through of just scale & surface rust? Do you have a welder & have you done any sheet metal work before?
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Re: cowl question
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2012, 03:12:46 PM »
guess thats my only option.... :-\
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Re: cowl question
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2012, 04:19:48 PM »
If it's scale & surface rust You can pull the vents under the dash along with the heater core & get up in there to knock it loose & blow out the crud. POR-15 will go right over it & seal it from moisture.
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