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Projects Best model A Cowl band

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by 52plybizcoupe, Mar 6, 2018.

  1. So who makes the best fitting Model A 30-31 cowl band. My buddy bought one the other day and it fits like a dog turd. Hopefully some one knows of one that fits well.


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  2. Barrelnose pickup
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  3. dirt t
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    Check over at fordbarn.com
     
  4. sloppy jalopies
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    used to be a group of "old grey hairs" that would tap out the dents and polish to like new, $15 for a '30-'31 headlight bucket...
    now we are grey and they are gone... and the stainless dings still live on...
     
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  5. In repro land I don't think you're going to find a range of manufacturers for this.
     
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  6. woodiewagon46
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    Save yourself the aggravation and find an original one.
     
  7. Mr T body
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    I have a nice shiny new one sitting in the corner gathering dust. Put the slightly dinged original back on and it fits like Henry intended.
     
  8. Yep that kinda what I thought guess I’ll have to get out the hammer and dolly lol


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  9. sloppy jalopies
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    I have a handful of those "DINGIES" hanging behind an aluminum step ladder...
    '30-'31 ton trucks had steel cowl bands not stainless... HIH...
     
  10. 31Apickup
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    Originals are only ones that fit right.
     
  11. my `30 coupe has one that i got from Snyders, it fit fine. as X38 said there can't be a lot of different makes ..maybe i just got lucky
     
  12. ClarkH
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    Sent you a PM. Check your conversations.
     
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  13. dwollam
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    My Snyder cowl band fits my '31 coupe just fine too.

    Dave
     
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  14. ydopen
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    a couple of years ago Snyder's had the same cowl bands as others that do not fit. They went out of there way to find someone new to make them. They now fit.

    John
     
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  15. Model A Gomez
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    I had ordered a cowl band from Snyder's yesterday and they called this morning and they are out of stock. Guess I will work on the old band I have in the garage, if I don't like the result will reorder one later.
     
  16. dmdeaton
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    http://ahoogaparts.com/
    I stopped by this guys place and he supposedly makes them. I wanted one and he was out of stock also. This was a month ago. Looks like he makes good stuff, has a big punch press. Snyder's carries some of his stuff. I would still pick one up and give it a go if he has them.
     
  17. It has been said before but an original one is the only one that fits. They may take a little work but well worth the trouble.
     

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