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          Just because your truck has to park outside doesn't mean it has to become a composting bin for yard and tree debris and leaves! Say good bye to that unsightly mess -- Let Irwin show you an easy way to ...

Keep your '67-'72 cowl clean!

(14 March 2007)

By Irwin Arnstein
Bolter # 2139
1959 Chevy 1-Ton

       I noticed on my 1972 truck (finally back working on the thing again) that junk (namely leaves and sticks) were getting through the slat vents on my cowl. Then they would get sucked into the HVAC system.

       It is not a whole lot of trouble to remove the cowl: one bolt on either side of the truck that you can get to with the doors open; and two fasteners you can get to with the hood open that screw straight down. There are also a number of smaller screws.

       Anyway, buy yourself some plastic gutter mesh designed to keep leaves out of your gutters and downspouts. Cut it to fit and lay it down under where the cowl bolts on. [ Image ] Then re-secure the cowl. You’ll need to make two holes for each of the wiper arms. [ Image ]

       The stuff is made for the weather and it should help keep all that junk out. A small shop vac with a hose is great for getting rid of the old accumulations. [ View all closed up! ]



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