Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Model A (1928-31)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-24-2017, 05:52 AM   #1
smittykid
Senior Member
 
smittykid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: NW Pa./Sc.
Posts: 246
Question 31 Victoria patch panels

I hope to be looking at a 31 Victoria in a week or so. It has the usual bubbling of the paint on the bottom of the cowl panels. I've been to a number of vendor's web sites, but I'm a little confused regarding the correct metal cowl patch panels for a Victoria. Also I would appreciate any input on quality. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks, Smitty
smittykid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2017, 06:08 AM   #2
Oldbluoval
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Signal Mtn, TN (SE TN)
Posts: 279
Default Re: 31 Victoria patch panels

Most vendors carry the correct contoured patches. They have to be shortened to fit a slant
If you are going to install you should be able to modify
Oldbluoval is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 05-26-2017, 01:09 AM   #3
Mike V. Florida
Senior Member
 
Mike V. Florida's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: South Florida
Posts: 13,189
Send a message via AIM to Mike V. Florida
Default Re: 31 Victoria patch panels

Stipe manufacturing had panels that were great to use (had to be cut for use with the Victoria as mentioned) but I don't see them on the site now. I have an extra set.
__________________
What's right about America is that although we have a mess of problems, we have great capacity - intellect and resources - to do some thing about them. - Henry Ford II
Mike V. Florida is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2017, 10:55 AM   #4
Bob Bidonde
Senior Member
 
Bob Bidonde's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Long Island, NY
Posts: 973
Default Re: 31 Victoria patch panels

The cowl patch panels used on my 190A were custom made to fit. Although the patch panels were made to fit the whole width of the cowl, only a small segment of the panels was used to keep as much of the original cowl metal as possible.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 190A RH Cowl Rust Through (26).jpg (65.4 KB, 27 views)
File Type: jpg 190A RH Cowl Patch Panel OInstallation.jpg (57.1 KB, 35 views)
__________________
Bob Bidonde
Bob Bidonde is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2017, 12:13 PM   #5
Tom Wesenberg
Senior Member
 
Tom Wesenberg's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mpls, MN
Posts: 25,893
Default Re: 31 Victoria patch panels

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Bidonde View Post
The cowl patch panels used on my 190A were custom made to fit. Although the patch panels were made to fit the whole width of the cowl, only a small segment of the panels was used to keep as much of the original cowl metal as possible.
Nice invisible repair.
Tom Wesenberg is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:47 AM.