Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: The Republic Of Texas
Re: Kick panel inspection cover?
Its the correct image and correct part, and it seals the hole behind it that a non a/c car uses for the kick panel vent with pull knob. The area that it covers is open to the cowl, water goes in at the base of the windshield, down the cowl past this plate and into the rockers that were advertised as "flush dry" to reduce corrosion. On the right side, if you have an a/c car, there is a flapper that closes off the top of the cowl on that side when the ac goes into recirc to keep outside air from coming into the car. At the kick panel on the right side is a door hat can open to let fresh air into the car, it is sealed to the cowl and the opening has a sort of shelf over it to bypass the water so it wont get into the car.
On every Chevelle that I've had the front clip off of, I drill two 1/2 holes at the bottom of the cowl so the water drains straight onto the ground behind the fender.
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"SSuper Dave" Palmer
A.C.E.S. #1483 TC #32 Gold
1970 El Camino Custom, 350/300, needs paint, rust free Arizona car
1968 Caprice coupe, Ash Gold/Ivy Gold, 327/300hp, rally wheels, disc brakes, buckets, console, am/fm and tach dash, tilt and a/c.