|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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