Howdy All --- I just discovered a source for some critical body panel replacement parts and wanted to share it. VERY difficult to find anyone making new repair panels for anything as old as my rig.
Chap named Ray Stanley is fabbing lower cowl repair panels that fit all 1942 to 1946 Chevy trucks. From 1/2 ton thru 2-ton. And just about every unit I have seen (mine included) has serious corrosion issues in that area.
He also has patch & replacement panels for other old Chevy iron as well as doing custom work.
I just put an order in given that both sides of my cowl have totally gone to rot. This is a lifesaver and priced WAY below any body work estimates I have gotten locally.
His business is called Wheelwright Restorations...below are his email and website. I have no other interest than to help other folks in the same boat as I am. Stuff like this is really hard to find or come by.