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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. dirt t
    Joined: Mar 20, 2007
    Posts: 5,046

    dirt t
    1. HAMB Old Farts' Club

    Check over at
  3. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
    Posts: 5,241

    sloppy jalopies

    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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  4. In repro land I don't think you're going to find a range of manufacturers for this.
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  5. woodiewagon46
    Joined: Mar 14, 2013
    Posts: 2,062

    from New York

    Save yourself the aggravation and find an original one.
  6. Mr T body
    Joined: Nov 2, 2005
    Posts: 2,219

    Mr T body
    Alliance Vendor
    from BHC AZ

    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.
  7. Yep that kinda what I thought guess I’ll have to get out the hammer and dolly lol

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  8. sloppy jalopies
    Joined: Jun 29, 2015
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    sloppy jalopies

    I have a handful of those "DINGIES" hanging behind an aluminum step ladder...
    '30-'31 ton trucks had steel cowl bands not stainless... HIH...
  9. 31Apickup
    Joined: Nov 8, 2005
    Posts: 2,995


    Originals are only ones that fit right.
  10. 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
  11. ClarkH
    Joined: Jul 21, 2010
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    Sent you a PM. Check your conversations.
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  12. dwollam
    Joined: Oct 22, 2012
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    My Snyder cowl band fits my '31 coupe just fine too.

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  13. ydopen
    Joined: Mar 14, 2010
    Posts: 210


    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.

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  14. Model A Gomez
    Joined: Aug 26, 2006
    Posts: 1,538

    Model A Gomez

    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.
  15. dmdeaton
    Joined: Nov 25, 2017
    Posts: 492

    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.
  16. Hotrodmyk
    Joined: Jan 7, 2011
    Posts: 2,197

    1. Northwest HAMBers

    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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