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Old 10-04-2012, 11:13 AM   #1
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Thumbs up 32 ford cowl ridge

Hey I guess the nagging can start, but after it ends, has anyone seen a post about addng a cowl ridge to a fiberglass 32 ford body? thanks
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:01 PM   #2
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Default Re: 32 ford cowl ridge

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Hey I guess the nagging can start, but after it ends, has anyone seen a post about addng a cowl ridge to a fiberglass 32 ford body? thanks
I'm in the dark,,what's a cowl ridge? HRP
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:34 PM   #3
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Default Re: 32 ford cowl ridge

New Age glass bodies have the ridge and drip rails unlike most fiberglass cars. It's the lip around the front of the cowl.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:38 PM   #4
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Default Re: 32 ford cowl ridge

On a 32 ford roadster body there is a ridge that the windshield fits against so it can seal. I just wanted to make my body a little closer to original,so I could run an original windshield. I picked up the body resonably and wanted to do a 32 ford for a long time.This is my first try at this so I figured I would go the cheap route first and as my skills developed i would spend more money
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:40 PM   #5
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Default Re: 32 ford cowl ridge

Yes, I have done the ridge on a smoothed cowl. I bent a 1/8 inch rod around the cowl and glassed it to the cowl with Bondo. You could use just Bondo also without the metal rod. I later added some glass mat over the rod and sanded it by hand to match the original bead. It is not hard and looks very traditional. Hidden hinges can be changed but they were present in early roadsters like Jot Nitti's.
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Old 10-04-2012, 07:58 PM   #6
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Default Re: 32 ford cowl ridge

I had a Westcott body roadster and the windshield raised area was incorporated in the body. HRP
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Old 10-05-2012, 08:48 AM   #7
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Default Re: 32 ford cowl ridge

Pewsplace thanks for the info. I was thinking along those lines. Do yourermeber how far from the opening on the cowl did you add the ridge or did you have any demensions that decided that
Again thanks for the info
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