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    Posted: 11-September-2018 at 1:37PM


Looking for what I believe is called the vent cowl / cover. Water is getting inside vent system while i'm doing other work.

I'm new to finding a company that either makes these or perhaps OEM from a yard.

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the cover / grills don't keep water out, if you're getting water into the vents you have a rust problem under the pine needle acorns and leaves. from new in 1970 there was a stand-off the separates air from water for the blower fan intake, in 2018 it probably looks more like this



the putty schmoo was from when water started getting into the vents as you're describing, then the rest crumbled through around the stand-off hat and water started coming directly into the passenger compartment. big job to fix Confused


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Appreciate the info. Fiberglass repair?
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depends upon the level of repair / restoration and how long you need it to last?

i used fiberglass, other have welded in metal. some have covered over the entire cowl air intake and sealed it so no water (or air) gets in anyway.

i might be 'off' but i think i just remembered there are repair panels available for 70-71 cowls?







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here's what i found when i removed the top 1/2 of the cowl pillow,

drivers side



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passenger side

















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Incredible post! Thank you so very much! Your pictures are invaluable.
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