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26/27 cowl on 23 body

Discussion in 'Bodies' started by thebearded1, Nov 25, 2020.

  1. thebearded1

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    I've got an odd question. Would a 1926-27 Model T cowl fit over a 1923 cowl? I have a 1923 style fiberglass body on my car but like the higher hood line of the 26/27. I figured if I could find a decent cowl I could slip it over the front of the fiberglass body and either rivet it on or try to make it look like one piece. I may just keep an eye out for a metal 26/27 body but that's going to be a lot more than a cowl.
     
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    It’s fiberglass! You can make it fit with enough time and effort.
     
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    Keep in mind that the 27 cowl is also longer, and if you mount it as you describe it will extend into the area where the engine is.

    body 23.jpg body 27.jpg
     
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    That is exactly what I have on my T. It's registered as a '25 and I say that it is a prototype for the '26 and '27 T's. It also gives me more legroom than the '23 style cowl.

    Jim
     
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    I had completely forgotten about this thread since I didn't get email notifications. Thanks every for the input. I'm holing off and just keeping the current cowl although I'd like some more room. I will keep an eye out for another complete body if a deal comes along.
     
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    You can also gain leg room by dropping the floor in the pedal area, something I am considering doing to my '23.
     
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    No reason you can not put the floor flush against the bottom surface of the frame rails. On a excising
    car you might have to get creative with cross members already in place. New build you can allow for that. Nothing wrong with a cross member being above the floor in my opinion.
    I also like the longer cowl. Lot more usable space u behind the dash. I have done that in several road racing sports cars.

    This is the path I am taking in my evolving design process as time allows. Work and the VA are keeping me pretty busy right now.

    Your Car, Your Rules!
    George
     
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