|Originally posted by Mickey_Moose:|
You should be able to buy hood insulation from any auto body supply shop (if you are looking for the 'original' look). I bought a sheet of it for CAN$70 and it was enough to do 3 cars (probably can get a few side pieces out of the left overs as well).
I checked into that and often found that they were often precut and punched to the specific application. We got a 50' roll of Manson Akousti-Liner www.mgicanada.com/manson_al.htm
for $100. It's enough for about 7 cars (doing all 3 sides). This is a flexible 1" thick black fiberglass product faced with a black coated mat almost exactly the same as the original insulation in the engine bay and provides both thermal and acoustical insulation. The facing isn't "real black" but it readily accepts Flat Black paint.
Templates were made of the original insulation pieces, and duplicates were cut out in the Akousti-Liner product. The firewall insulation was easy to fit, as that is relatively flat and it was easily held in place with the original fasteners and touches of spray adhesive. The insulation on the sides of the engine bay were more difficult. The original pieces had been factory molded to fit the contours of the inner fenders and shock towers. Careful cutting of the pieces and liberal use of spray adhesive made it possible to do a respectable job replacing them. In any event, it looked a lot better than what we started with.
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