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any tips on '64-'66 hood to cowl weather strip installation?
#1385371 Sat Nov 21 2020 05:04 PM
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Hiya folks.

That rubber piece on the top of the firewall, the cowl I guess GM calls it... I guess it's supposed to keep the rain from falling on the engine when the hood is closed?

Hood to cowl weatherstrip [steelerubber.com] <- what Steele Rubber calls it...

Mine disintegrated after 55 years for some reason. grin

So, anyone done this job before? Have any tips, things to look out for?

From eyeballing it, looks like there are some screws that come out, the metal plate that holds it in position... put the new rubber in, line up the rubber and the plate. Then I'm guessing I need to start some new holes through the rubber itself, and screw it all back together.

Any tips appreciated.

Thanks.

-Woog

Re: any tips on '64-'66 hood to cowl weather strip installation?
Woogeroo #1385377 Sat Nov 21 2020 06:11 PM
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I just replaced mine on a 62 , remove the screws on the cowl cover , pull out the old seal , put the new one in place and center it , it will probably be to long and will have to be trimmed , you can mark the rubber to pre drill or if you have a cordless drill just drill through the rubber using the screws .
Your existing rubber is probably folded down but the new one could be at a 90% angle , it will settle in time but you might have to aid it into position the first few
closings .

John


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Re: any tips on '64-'66 hood to cowl weather strip installation?
Woogeroo #1385385 Sat Nov 21 2020 07:49 PM
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Drilling rubber, especially soft flimsy rubber, can be difficult. Rubber can catch on drill bit and bad things happen. I heat a rod/pin and melt a nice neat round hole. I'm sure a punch would work also.


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Re: any tips on '64-'66 hood to cowl weather strip installation?
Woogeroo #1385387 Sat Nov 21 2020 08:55 PM
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[img]https://www.stovebolt.com/ubbthread...ber/24958/filename/hoodtocowl1965c10.jpg[/img]

Thanks for the replies folks!

good tips.

-Woog

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