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Cowl Rust
« on: March 12, 2013, 02:50:00 PM »
I need some ideas on how to repair the cowl rust on my 79 Pinto. It is all around the vent that leads to the heater/ac box. I searched the forums and really didn't find to much except the putty thread. Is there aftermarket panel for inside the cowl. Also I was thinking about cutting the cowl vents so I can work in there. I'm in the process of removing the Heater/ac box but still looks like there isn't much room under there.

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Re: Cowl Rust
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2013, 03:31:50 PM »
Ok, looks like I'm going to rebuild it with fiberglass.

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Re: Cowl Rust
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2013, 04:22:37 PM »
Bacon,

There have been several thread on how to gain access into this area- not fun...  Do a search for Cowl and you will find several step by step posts...

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Re: Cowl Rust
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2013, 05:18:33 PM »
Yes sir, I have read all them threads. I was looking for some ideas on how to repair the rust above the AC/Heater box which I determined that I will fix with fiberglass.

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Re: Cowl Rust
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2013, 05:57:08 PM »
Check out this thread posted below. Flash041 is installing A/C in his Pinto & had to fix some rust with fiberglass.
Hope it helps some.
http://www.fordpinto.com/your-project/ac-install/msg136067/?topicseen#new
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Re: Cowl Rust
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2013, 06:39:31 PM »
Thanks, it did help.