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Cowl Repair - Part 1
Teardown, Damage Assessment, and Welding
Starting to remove spot welds!  These are the cowl-inner fender connectors.
This is just the row of spot welds which connect the upper cowl to the windshield subassembly.
This is what the underside of the upper cowl looked like - lots of surface rust.

It cleaned very nicely.
The passenger's cowl and the driver's cowl looked very similar - neither rusted through but they were getting close!
The extent of damage.  Not too bad, but I'll never wonder how bad anymore (now that they're fixed!).
Old part versus new.  The replacement parts fit quite well, with little massaging using a hammer.
The hole, vacated by the old cowl.  It's wierd looking into the car's interior from that angle.
The hole, vacated by the old cowl.  It's wierd looking into the car's interior from that angle.

The passenger side was done the same way.
In Cowl Repair - Part 2, I'll show you how I completed the cowl repair and repainted the firewall
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