Reproduction Cowl Molding for A Bodies

Discussion in 'Stainless Trim Repair' started by Smartin, Apr 4, 2021.

  1. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I took a chance and bought a repro cowl molding from Tamraz off eBay, and had a chance to install it this weekend. I did a little comparison video on it vs. the factory molding...

     
  2. Max Damage

    Max Damage I'm Working on it!

    You don't seem very excited about that piece...

    Also I bought a dome light from Tamaraz that looked ok, for a moment, but within a year was completely falling apart...
     
  3. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Well, it looks good installed, and didn’t require me to drill holes to install it...I would call that a win for a reproduction piece. This is perfect for a really nice driver...and I am willing to bet that most guys couldn’t pick it out as a repro piece if they were looking at the car.
     
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  4. sratt17

    sratt17 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the video. My factory molding has been in rough shape for quite a while. I’ve looked at the reproductions many times but was always leery about the quality/fittment.
     
  5. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    You seem more and more relaxed
     
  6. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Working on it:D

    It helps when I have to watch my own videos many times over during editing, and realizing my weak points. I have massive stage fright/performance anxiety. At the very least, it’s helping me loosen up a bit.
     
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  7. Daves69

    Daves69 Too many cars too work on

    He drank a few beers before filming.
     
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  8. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    I babbled at a camera for 10 minutes while installing that trim...damn thing never recorded a second of it.

    a beer or two might help!
     
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  9. Brett Slater

    Brett Slater Super Moderator Staff Member

    Booze is always the answer. :D

    Seriously, though - you'll get better with time.

    My Friday night concert series has improved over the last month and a half. :cool:
     
  10. buick64203

    buick64203 Just plum crazy Staff Member

    Seriously, that helps alot!
     
  11. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    Surprised they even repro this part. I probably have 5 or 6 perfect ones.
     
  12. Max Damage

    Max Damage I'm Working on it!

    I think it's the same on a Chevelle and other A bodies, so they aren't thinking of us.
     
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