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#1471937 Fri Oct 21 2022 10:21 PM
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I have a 1936 gmc T-14 and I bought the cloth seal that goes around the firewall cowl and the radiator shell, but I have no idea how it is suppose to be installed. There are two small holes at the center of the cowl and also at the bottom and also a couple near the center of the run as it wraps around the bend and heads toward the frame. Can I use small pop rivet's or stainless steel sheet metal screws. I don't think adhesive would hold very well. Any help will be greatly appreciated smile


1936 GMC T-14 restro-mod
FAST55 #1471952 Fri Oct 21 2022 11:37 PM
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That material is used to seal the hood and cowl on my 1939 Packard. It is held in place with heavy duty rivets - not pop rivets.

I'll try to get a picture of both sides if you want. Did the place you bought the seal from sell any fasteners? One of the restoration supply places would have them - not necessarily Chevy specific.

Last edited by Otto Skorzeny; Fri Oct 21 2022 11:45 PM.

1939 Packard Standard Eight Coupe (The Phantom)
1950 Chevrolet 3100 (Ol' Roy)
1956 Cadillac Coupe de Ville (The Bismarck)
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado (The Purple Knif)
1966 Ford Mustang (Little Red)
1964 Ford Galaxie 500 coupe
1979 Ford F-100
1976 Ford F-150 (Big Red)
1995 Ford F-150 (Newt)
FAST55 #1471985 Sat Oct 22 2022 11:53 AM
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Fast, I bought the ribbing and j hooks from the Filling Station. Attached are some pictures of how it installs. Since the wire is heat treated you only have one shot at bending it.

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FAST55 #1471986 Sat Oct 22 2022 12:03 PM
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Interesting. How is the wire secured on the backside?


1939 Packard Standard Eight Coupe (The Phantom)
1950 Chevrolet 3100 (Ol' Roy)
1956 Cadillac Coupe de Ville (The Bismarck)
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado (The Purple Knif)
1966 Ford Mustang (Little Red)
1964 Ford Galaxie 500 coupe
1979 Ford F-100
1976 Ford F-150 (Big Red)
1995 Ford F-150 (Newt)
dunfire #1472014 Sat Oct 22 2022 04:08 PM
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So I didn't get any J-hooks with the wire. I'll have to order some up from Jim Carter. Where do the J-hooks attach? Otto I would like to see what the rivet's look like. I can probably get them from the Fastenal store here in town. Dunfire , So it only attaches where the holes in the firewall and the rad cowl are factory drilled? Would like to see the under side of the cab to see what to do with the wire. The windlace looks a little to long, so can it be trimmed down to the proper length?


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FAST55 #1472015 Sat Oct 22 2022 04:11 PM
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I like that radiator cap, been looking for one for a few years, hopefully I'll find one, one of these days and it won't be out of my price range.


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FAST55 #1472102 Sun Oct 23 2022 11:32 AM
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The wire just bends behind the hole and you can trim the wind lacing to fit. I will get a picture of the underside of the cowl where the wire goes in. I have two of the radiator ornaments and one at the chrome shop now. Depending on how much I have pay to get them and the chrome work, I have between 600 and 750 in them. If you find an unrestored one and want to restore it, I have the security washers that is on the underside, had them made out of SS.

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FAST55 #1472158 Sun Oct 23 2022 04:33 PM
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They sure are pretty when all redone smile I'm just looking for one that's not restored and in decent shape to run as is.


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FAST55 #1472244 Mon Oct 24 2022 01:35 AM
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Fast55, I'll get some photos for you tomorrow.


1939 Packard Standard Eight Coupe (The Phantom)
1950 Chevrolet 3100 (Ol' Roy)
1956 Cadillac Coupe de Ville (The Bismarck)
1966 Oldsmobile Toronado (The Purple Knif)
1966 Ford Mustang (Little Red)
1964 Ford Galaxie 500 coupe
1979 Ford F-100
1976 Ford F-150 (Big Red)
1995 Ford F-150 (Newt)
FAST55 #1472291 Mon Oct 24 2022 02:51 PM
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That would be great.


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