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Cowl Panel Repair
#11
why cant i see the pictures to the repair process. SOMEBODY HEEEEEELP I NEED THIS THREAD REVIVED :[

I'm a visual learner lol

1972 Mach1 H-code 351C - 2V - bought 10/5/2010 still a headeache
1972 Grandé coupe Inline 6 1bbl - dad bought in 90's


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#12
can't see them either
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#13
Now the replacement cowl is available

Item #3648KA
71-73 COWL PANEL, UPPER AND LOWER
***FREE SHIPPING*** Price: $424.95

Ohio Mustang Supply
440-949-2556

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OMS;169645 Wrote:Now the replacement cowl is available

Item #3648KA
71-73 COWL PANEL, UPPER AND LOWER
***FREE SHIPPING*** Price: $424.95

these cheeky bastards always want to charge up the freaking ass for the most basic thing.. i mean the hood of the car is more metal than anything. like i get it. its a lot of work to bend the metal to shape it the way its supposed to look. BUT COME ON!!! with prices like this its no wonder people just give up on the project.

1972 Mach1 H-code 351C - 2V - bought 10/5/2010 still a headeache
1972 Grandé coupe Inline 6 1bbl - dad bought in 90's


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kiko619;169679 Wrote:
OMS;169645 Wrote:Now the replacement cowl is available

Item #3648KA
71-73 COWL PANEL, UPPER AND LOWER
***FREE SHIPPING*** Price: $424.95

these cheeky bastards always want to charge up the freaking ass for the most basic thing.. i mean the hood of the car is more metal than anything. like i get it. its a lot of work to bend the metal to shape it the way its supposed to look. BUT COME ON!!! with prices like this its no wonder people just give up on the project.

Really - before the cowl came out - used ones were 600 - 700 IF you could find one.
So how many hoods do you think will sell VS cowls - 20 : 1 - 50 : 1 Probably more ,so that means you could charge less for the part as you will sell a lot more. Wait till you see a door cost 650- there is not much metal there either.
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OMS;169769 Wrote:
kiko619;169679 Wrote:
OMS;169645 Wrote:Now the replacement cowl is available

Item #3648KA
71-73 COWL PANEL, UPPER AND LOWER
***FREE SHIPPING*** Price: $424.95

these cheeky bastards always want to charge up the freaking ass for the most basic thing.. i mean the hood of the car is more metal than anything. like i get it. its a lot of work to bend the metal to shape it the way its supposed to look. BUT COME ON!!! with prices like this its no wonder people just give up on the project.

Really - before the cowl came out - used ones were 600 - 700 IF you could find one.
So how many hoods do you think will sell VS cowls - 20 : 1 - 50 : 1 Probably more ,so that means you could charge less for the part as you will sell a lot more. Wait till you see a door cost 650- there is not much metal there either.

Got to agree with OMS, having seen how much work it is to try and fabricate your own upper and lower cowls $450.00 is a bargain for quality ones already made to spec. It's like anything a business sells, the more they can sell of them the less they have to charge to recoup their investment and made a profit.

That's why the Air Force paid $7,600.00 coffee makers, they gave the builder specific build specs and only ordered a few of them. It didn't help that the specs called for the coffee makers to survive an airplane crash. LOL

Jim

M code 71 Mach 1, 351 4V Cleveland, Ram Air (not factory), C6 Trans, 3.5 rear
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#17
Pics are back up with a few extra ones. Sorry about that. Also regarding the replacement panels, I would have spent $500 in a second if those were available when I was doing the job. Price is based on supply and demand, it costs a certain amount to tool up a part. The more parts made from the mold or die, the cheaper the part can be sold for. If they sell 3 a year it's not profitable to sell it at $50 a set, and our cars are not popular. I am stoked to see any company supporting this body style.
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#18
Exactly right!

I know I would've gladly thrown the money at mine, rather than have to piece together the patches from the firewall of the car that I'd already cut away the front clip - 'yard dawgs went right through the vents on both sides, so I had to essentially weld both sides back together before I could fit them in - and I still suck at welding (essentially).

You also can't bash the vendors for the prices - the manufacturers set the price, and the vendors have to have a profit margin, otherwise they go out of business (they're not marketing and selling for their health, after all). When the product proves to be a solid money-maker for the manufacturer, the prices will come down.

Eric

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#19
I bought mine before the aftermarket one was available and it cost $400 plus shipping. Plus I still had to clean it up.
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#20
Research, development and engineering does not come cheap since most of the time the original dies are no longer around. One could only image the time and cost to reconstruct the stamping dies to make this cowl section. I would like to see then make the sections with the top hats only to give us more options and reduce cost. Also, it would be nice to see where one could buy the top half only.

By the way, nice work on your cowl section.

mustang7173
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