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When I bought the '73tii from the back pages of the Roundel it came with non-original silver shiny hood insulation.  I never cared for it, but between marriage / kids / jobs / moving / garage conditions it never made the list of things that got done.  Now my wife and I are empty-nesters, I have an awesome garage, and a car show to go to...  

 

Nice to be able to spend some time fiddling about with my toys...

 

with the nasty (my opinion) silver insulation

 

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pulled and in the process of glue removal (painful, long, thank god for better living through chemicals... at least adhesive remover)

 

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Pieces cut (not the best job) 13x19 driver and center, 15x19 passenger (thank goodness for all the FAQ postings / discussions on this)

 

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Trying to tidy up the engine bay with the limited time (hours) I have left before leaving today for Hilton Head

 

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Strut bar has been removed for originality sake, I'll replace it after the show

 

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1 hour ago, PaulTWinterton said:
3 hours ago, joebarthlow said:

regarding your new foam... what did you use to stick it, or was it self-adhesive?

 

If you buy the pre-cut pieces from our favorite vendors they are self-adhesive.

 

Yes, I bought a set several (7?) years back from perhaps Blunt or Max.  Two pre-cut pieces - one large and one small, both were perhaps an inch large, and one triangular priece obviously from the hood of a newer model.  That one you cut down to the smaller size.  The are self adhesive.  Mine were perhaps just old and it was really hard to peel back the backing.  

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All I know is that the glue that held the original stuff on won't budge no matter how much industrial strength goof-off I spray on it. I would think that it would provide some noise muffling, and maybe keep your hood from banging around possibly? Not like I want to keep heat in the engine bay really. 

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1 hour ago, silasmoon said:

All I know is that the glue that held the original stuff on won't budge no matter how much industrial strength goof-off I spray on it. I would think that it would provide some noise muffling, and maybe keep your hood from banging around possibly? Not like I want to keep heat in the engine bay really. 

visit autozone, etc...buy a can of 3M adhesive remover...if that won't remove it nothing will...i wanted to remove the old penstriping on one of my nissan trucks and nothing phased it, bought a can of the 3M stuff and it almost instantly removed the adhesive

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2 hours ago, silasmoon said:

All I know is that the glue that held the original stuff on won't budge no matter how much industrial strength goof-off I spray on it. 

 

that wasn't the case for me at all.  maybe the adhesive formulation in 74 was dramatically weakened.  just paint thinner and a rag and judicious application of elbow grease and mine came off.  sure the crumbling foam made a mess, but repeated application cleaned it nicely.  paint thinner didn't damage the paint as it waxed up very nicely afterwards.  always thought with the % of non-coverage, the benefits of the foam was debatable.  

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