I've got to pull the cowl off one more time to hammer out two little low spots in the top and to finish welding in the cowl to fender brackets. I just tested the patch with some heat to see if it will take lead and it looked great. The bead roller came in real handy making the patch. I have to thank my loan shark for that. It was well worth the two toes.
So I picked up this morning where I left off yesterday and I ended up making a stupid rookie mistake. I had the patch in the cowl nice and blended, better than factory. So what did do? I unbolted it, took it over to the table, and started cleaning up the back side by laying into it like a madman with the grinder. Long story short, I oil canned the hell out of my patch with too much heat from the grinder. So here I am back to making another patch from scratch. On a good note, the bead roller finally showed up today.
Got everything fitted, only took a little modification. Managed to get the cowl to fender brackets fitted back as well, and filled the obsolete holes in the bottom cowl. Tomorrow I will be able to fill the stock wiper motor hole and hopefully nail this cowl back together.
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