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I currently have my 68 Cougar at a body shop and am curious to know if there is a way to test for leaks in the cowl area without removing the upper cowl?
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If you have gotten water inside from under the dash and it is not antifreeze, it is generally from a leaking cowl.
 

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Don't think mine leaks but if it did what would you do about it?
 

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Hey guys, thanks for the info. 1969XR7Vert, that almost made me sick at my stomach, and I have a cast iron stomach! LOL!!! So, I guess you can't fix any holes from underneath?
 

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Sometimes people try to. Think about this. If there is rot, it began and worked its way from the top. So if you are trying to fix what you see from the bottom how much more is there (more) at the top that you cannot get to to stop or repair? Some people cut open sections of the mid-cowl (69/70) to get to the lower cowl to repair but you really cannot get to much when you are opening a window rather than the whole thing. On a 67/68 there is no removeable cowl top grate, only the top and the bottom. I would not recommend cutting open the top (which is what you see externally) over removing the whole thing. Generally speaking there is no easy fix for problems such as these.
 

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1969XR7Vert, I just didn't even want to reply after looking at them pictures!
 

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1969XR7Vert, I just didn't even want to reply after looking at them pictures!
No worries Harvey, it's all better now! And just think about how much I learned and the skills I have acquired!

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Bob
 
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