• 0 Vote(s) - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
This cowl and how to fix it up...
#1
Wrench 
So, the below pictures give you an idea of the kind of crud I'm dealing with on my cowl and firewall. Any suggestions as to how to clean this up, seal and protect it from rust without removing the engine? Is it even possible to do a proper job of this with the engine in place?

[Image: 5E274qA.jpg]
The firewall, the cowl rubber, etc. are all pretty cruddy.

[Image: 0buJQVk.jpg]
And there's lovely patches of bubbly rust-under-paint.
  Reply
#2
gewalker;163633 Wrote:So, the below pictures give you an idea of the kind of crud I'm dealing with on my cowl and firewall. Any suggestions as to how to clean this up, seal and protect it from rust without removing the engine? Is it even possible to do a proper job of this with the engine in place?
See my vid here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoBMHsAFa5A
& my thread here
http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-doing...engine-bay

LOVE OF BEAUTY IS TASTE..THE CREATION OF BEAUTY IS ART
  Reply
#3
Qcode351mach;163654 Wrote:
gewalker;163633 Wrote:So, the below pictures give you an idea of the kind of crud I'm dealing with on my cowl and firewall. Any suggestions as to how to clean this up, seal and protect it from rust without removing the engine? Is it even possible to do a proper job of this with the engine in place?
See my vid here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WoBMHsAFa5A
& my thread here
http://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-doing...engine-bay

Thank you!
  Reply
#4
Well if you want to do it once and forever. You should get a new cowl. If it so bad that you can poke an awl through it, then you have bigger problems than surface rust. If holes are possible then you will never stop the rust growth unless you remove all of it. I've found that a 1/8" bubble on the outside usually means a quarter size cancer on the inside. From your picture it looks like rust across the front, if so the lower cowl will have the same rust.
  Reply
Share Thread:  


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  My method for cowl repair tony-muscle 25 1,825 Yesterday, 01:14 AM
Last Post: tony-muscle
  plastic fender to cowl filler panel trim information mach1000 6 715 03-13-2018, 08:37 AM
Last Post: mach1000
  Firewall Cowl Molding rocketfoot 9 783 02-15-2018, 06:07 PM
Last Post: rocketfoot
runninpony RH upper cowl piece with fender/hood apron attached NOT A T5 0 612 05-28-2017, 06:45 PM
Last Post: NOT A T5
  Cowl Drain Info Wanted/Weldless cowl repair? andy72 9 1,066 12-15-2016, 10:22 PM
Last Post: andy72
  73 Mustang Cowl inspection for rust? red73mustang 9 1,681 08-26-2016, 08:44 AM
Last Post: Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs
  Cowl Vent Question Remington 1 633 08-14-2016, 09:07 AM
Last Post: Carolina_Mountain_Mustangs
  Front fender Cowl water deflector? Pastel Blue 8 937 01-01-2016, 12:45 AM
Last Post: Pastel Blue



Users browsing this thread: 1 Guest(s)