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#96100 - 02/23/07 07:57 AM Cowling Repair
41chevycoupe6 Offline

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Registered: 10/01/02
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Back in '69, the brakes went out on my '41 Coupe. The left front fender ended up as toast. I am finally trying to get the "new" grill and fender and hood aligned. The fender was pushed into the left cowling about 1/4", so that the grill, fender and hood are all off. Is there a way to pull that cowling out the 1/4"? There is an indentation right at the corner where the fender meets the cowling. I believe that this is my problem. Any ideas? Help. Thanks,

#96107 - 02/23/07 10:21 AM Re: Cowling Repair [Re: 41chevycoupe6]
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Registered: 12/02/01
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Under the best of conditions this kind of repair is difficult.

Take a look on the INSIDE of the car and see if the dent is visible and accessible. If so, you can use a hydraulic jack and push it back into place. If there is enough room you may even use a large hammer to drive it back out.

If you can't get to it on the inside, you may be able to weld a piece of metal on the outside and use either a puller or slide hammer on it. When in place remove the piece of metal and refinish the area.

I suggest you fix the brakes before you test drive. HA!

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#96734 - 03/04/07 10:33 PM Re: Cowling Repair [Re: AntiqueMechanic]
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Thanks for the help.


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