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Title: Hood insulation 68 GTX
Post by: steve fogel on August 13, 2011, 10:07:10 AM
I'm putting hood insulation on my 1968 GTX.   One side of the insulation is smooth and black, while the other side is gray and spongy.   Which side goes towards the engine, is it the gray side?


Title: Hood insulation 68 GTX
Post by: Brian on August 13, 2011, 04:04:24 PM
Fuzzy side down.  It will slowly get eaten by the wind and fan, but that's the right direction for it.





Title: Hood insulation 68 GTX
Post by: steve fogel on August 13, 2011, 05:21:59 PM
OK thanks !


Title: Hood insulation 68 GTX
Post by: steve fogel on August 13, 2011, 05:23:43 PM
I bought a set of the original type hood clips, but they're way to short to go though the 1 inch thick insulation and through the hole.   They also tear up the insulation.   I'm going to get the 3/4" long and 2 inch round ones which will not tear up the fabric like those dang metal shredders.


Title: Hood insulation 68 GTX
Post by: Steve on August 13, 2011, 05:27:09 PM



The insulation is an inch thick?   That's way too heavy.  It's usually around 11/16
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Title: Hood insulation 68 GTX
Post by: steve fogel on August 13, 2011, 06:44:11 PM
Yeah it's over 3/4 to an inch and the clips are only 1/2 " long.....I think the non-original longer clips with the larger diameter will work better for this thick insulation


Title: Hood insulation 68 GTX
Post by: Brian on August 14, 2011, 08:05:13 PM
I had this same pad, and original clips, on the 68 Coronet rag I restored years ago.  I remember it being quite a push to get the clips to seat, but they did work.


Title: Hood insulation 68 GTX
Post by: Snotty on August 15, 2011, 09:10:54 AM
Steve, you did this without me?????  Sheesh, I'm gone for two months....
Title: Hood insulation 68 GTX
Post by: Steve on August 15, 2011, 10:18:44 AM


Brian is right.  You have to crush it pretty good to hols it in place.  Otherwise it will fray and tear in time
Title: Hood insulation 68 GTX
Post by: steve fogel on August 16, 2011, 08:36:20 AM
Yeah, I measured it, it's one inch thick!   You can get the clip in with quite a bit of muscle, but it shreds the fabric.   I'm going with the non-original longer clips so I don't destroy the insulation.
Title: Hood insulation 68 GTX
Post by: steve fogel on August 16, 2011, 08:37:34 AM
Snotty, the insulation was there in the cabinet, but I didn't have any clips.   Otherwise I would have had (made) you do it.   
Title: Hood insulation 68 GTX
Post by: Snotty on August 16, 2011, 09:20:19 AM
Ha!  I would have done it gladly....
Title: Hood insulation 68 GTX
Post by: steve fogel on August 16, 2011, 09:29:49 AM
Did you get the A-arm covers for your Newport yet?
Title: Hood insulation 68 GTX
Post by: Snotty on August 17, 2011, 11:37:20 AM
No.  With Frances still unemployed I've put all car plans on the back burner - the Grem included.
Title: Hood insulation 68 GTX
Post by: steve fogel on August 23, 2011, 04:51:12 PM
Yeah the longer clips work better,and the large round plastic caps don't tear the insulation like the metal ones.


Title: Hood insulation 68 GTX
Post by: Snotty on August 24, 2011, 10:54:29 AM
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