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10/12/16 11:42pm - Original Message: 'Windshield cowling installation'
BillHanna
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Cana, VA - USA

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1975 Stingray

Joined: 7/3/2016
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My '75, which I bought a few months ago, came with a new plastic cowling that goes above the well for the windshield wipers.  There was none in place when I got the car.

My question is how is this fastened down?  There are no bolt holes either on the new cowling or the car.
Do I just use sheet metal screws or double-sided tape or ??

It looks like the only place it could be screwed down is along the front edge, since the windshield is at the rear.


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10/13/16 1:09am - Reply: 'Re: Windshield cowling installation'
73shark
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Overland Park, KS - USA

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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.

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  If the piece that you are speaking of is the part I think it is, it is an after-market part that covers the area beneath the wipers.  Might check the aftermarket to see if it's still available and ask how it's attached.

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10/13/16 1:49am - Reply: 'Re: Windshield cowling installation'
BillHanna
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Cana, VA - USA

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73shark said:   If the piece that you are speaking of is the part I think it is, it is an after-market part that covers the area beneath the wipers.  Might check the aftermarket to see if it's still available and ask how it's attached.

Yes, thanks.  I found it at:  https://www.paragoncorvette.com/corvette_parts/instructions/8735.pdf
They say tape or screws.

So I guess the stock '75s just leave this area open?

I've been working on cars -- mostly GM cars -- for over 50 years, but never Corvetts, so a lot of this is new to me.




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10/13/16 5:12pm - Reply: 'Re: Windshield cowling installation'
73shark
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Overland Park, KS - USA

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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.

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AFAIK this part was always an aftermarket add-on.  I think the idea was to keep leaves, etc out on that area below the wipers.

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10/13/16 7:49pm - Reply: 'Re: Windshield cowling installation'
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Grapevine, TX - USA

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1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.

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Yes, that's an aftermarket part.  Not original to the car.

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10/15/16 9:17am - Reply: 'Re: Windshield cowling installation'
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1975 L48 Stingray 1992 LT1

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I am just getting ready to paint the cowl area in my 75. Now that I have it cleaned up I like the open look which is the way they came originally, but of course remember it is what you want it to look like as you are the one driving it.

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10/28/16 12:03pm - Reply: 'Re: Windshield cowling installation'
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Metairie, LA - USA

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1979 Black, Oyster interior purchased in March 1980

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  I installed one  on my 79. I thought about double stick tape but used screws instead. I just drilled a few holes on the lip that the front of the cover sits on. I also put a little tab on the side of the fender in the well, where the wiper arms are , because the ends of the  cover didn't conform to the curve of the windshield. They stuck up a little bit. I was able to also screw the ends down and you don't have a gap  at the end of the cover at the windshield. I also used a little weatherstrip on the sides of the cover to hide that gap. After it was done, it gives a cleaner and finished look to that area. I also painted the screw heads black to match the cover that I painted black.
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11/8/16 9:35pm - Reply: 'Re: Windshield cowling installation'
danascar
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Germansville, PA - USA

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1974 Coupe 358ci 4 speed Black w/Medium Saddle interior w/79 custom leather seats

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The one I installed on my 74 suggested velcro tape. Works good, eliminated need to drill holes and alsdo makes it removable to clean out any junk that makes it way in there.

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