Seam sealer along cowl

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halbey
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Seam sealer along cowl

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Post by halbey » 11 May 2019, 08:50

I am wondering if I am supposed to fill the 1 inch by 1/4 inch vertical slot where the cowl meets the fender with seam sealer as shown in the middle of the attached photo. 1969 Cougar.
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does the vertical slot in the middle need sealer?
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Post by Cougar Bill » 12 May 2019, 13:13

The factory used a ball of sealer kind like modeling clay pushed up into the crack from the wheel side. Also in the front lower corners of the rad core support.
1970 XR-7 428 Ramair 4 speed (now under restoration)
1970 Eliminator Boss 302
1969 XR-7 428 R-code 4 speed
1969 Std. 428 R-code C-6
1969 XR-7 Convertible 351 AOD
1969 XR-7 Convertible 428 C6
1969 XR-7 351 5 speed "RestoMod" New 525Hp "pacemaker"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBkOzr7N13Y
1968 XR-7 302-4v 4 Speed (J-code) Painted and under construction
1967 XR-7 302 & AOD Green- Wife's Cat
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Post by Cougar Bill » 13 May 2019, 07:01

here's a pic of a 68
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I had posted this once. but it done disappeared into the inter abyss I guess
1970 XR-7 428 Ramair 4 speed (now under restoration)
1970 Eliminator Boss 302
1969 XR-7 428 R-code 4 speed
1969 Std. 428 R-code C-6
1969 XR-7 Convertible 351 AOD
1969 XR-7 Convertible 428 C6
1969 XR-7 351 5 speed "RestoMod" New 525Hp "pacemaker"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBkOzr7N13Y
1968 XR-7 302-4v 4 Speed (J-code) Painted and under construction
1967 XR-7 302 & AOD Green- Wife's Cat
www.cougarbill.com

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Post by halbey » 13 May 2019, 23:40

Thank you for the input. I was concerned that it may have provided drainage for water coming through the cowl.

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Post by Mike_B_SVT » 14 May 2019, 12:53

halbey wrote:
13 May 2019, 23:40
Thank you for the input. I was concerned that it may have provided drainage for water coming through the cowl.
Instead it provides a nice pocket for water, and promotes rusting >.<
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Post by halbey » 14 May 2019, 21:50

So, would I be better off leaving it open to drain the resevoir behind the pinchweld?

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Post by catlover » 15 May 2019, 07:37

I have a 69 Cougar and those are open on both sides, also 67&68 are different.
There is never time to do it right, but always time to do it over

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Post by Cougar Bill » 18 May 2019, 08:27

So, Since I posted a pic of a 68 & I have a few 69's, I went & took pics. The first pics are from a 69 XR-7 M code Detroit cat. The last (blue) is a double "R" code, looks like they did things a bit different in Cali....
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1970 XR-7 428 Ramair 4 speed (now under restoration)
1970 Eliminator Boss 302
1969 XR-7 428 R-code 4 speed
1969 Std. 428 R-code C-6
1969 XR-7 Convertible 351 AOD
1969 XR-7 Convertible 428 C6
1969 XR-7 351 5 speed "RestoMod" New 525Hp "pacemaker"
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBkOzr7N13Y
1968 XR-7 302-4v 4 Speed (J-code) Painted and under construction
1967 XR-7 302 & AOD Green- Wife's Cat
www.cougarbill.com

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