Wondering what the cowl is in this picture of a speedster... I really like it.
Looks like a personal design to me. - Matt
Your right Matt, just found an article and it says he made it.
How hard would something like that be to make you think?
Without seeing pictures of exactly how that one is made, the easiest way to make one in that shape would be with two wooden formers (a mostly solid one for the firewall and a mostly open one for your legs to go through) with a wrap of metal screwed to the top of them.
Beyond that you could get into welding something up, or using a period firewall, or rolling a bead in the rear edge or any number of things. My take is that most period speedster pictures show a fairly rough car and my general motto on these things is that perfection is the enemy of completion, hence my suggestion above.
These old photos illustrate how I made the cowl for my Speedster. Flatbar was bent to fit the firewall and dashboard. then a cardboard template was made and traced out on the sheet metal.
The sharp edge needs to be addressed. I slit electrical conduit and slipped it over the edge. The firewall side was bent around the flat bar.
Awesome guys, thank you!!