Register now to get rid of these ads!

Projects Late 31 commercial cowl roadster

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Flop, May 9, 2017.

  1. cody1958
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
    Posts: 827

    cody1958
    Member
    from wichita ks

    I found one of these cowls last night night. No holes for hinges. What are the options to add doors to this cowl
     
  2. cody1958
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
    Posts: 827

    cody1958
    Member
    from wichita ks

  3. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,104

    The37Kid
    Member

    ^^^^^ Cody if that is olive green paint that cowl was once on a Mail Truck. Bob
     
    cody1958 likes this.
  4. cody1958
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
    Posts: 827

    cody1958
    Member
    from wichita ks

    Any idea if doors can be made to work on these for a roadster car
     
  5. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 15,510

    alchemy
    ALLIANCE MEMBER

    If you can fab the groove that the front of the door lip fits into, you could probably make it work. Check your pics versus Flop's pics and you will see that the jamb is different. Are you a good fabricator?

    Maybe you don't care and could just make the door overlap like a 28-29 does.
     
    sko_ford likes this.
  6. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,104

    The37Kid
    Member

    This would be a good place to post whatever info you have on "Commercial Cowls" I think I've had 4-5 over the years they all had three screws on the top piece, nothing like the one in the OP. Even if the sides are setup for hinges the top rail and top tin are different than Roadster/Touring. This is an original '31 Mail Truck with the Commercial Cowl. Bob dsc_0256_web__large.jpg
     
    cody1958 and 1lucky1 like this.
  7. cody1958
    Joined: Sep 19, 2006
    Posts: 827

    cody1958
    Member
    from wichita ks

    That mail truck is cool as hell
     
  8. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 27,104

    The37Kid
    Member

    I saw it at Hershey last year it is far nicer in person than any photo. Bob
     

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!

Archive

Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.