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Under Cowl Insulation
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Does anyone have the insulation that attaches to the cowl/firewall behind the dash panel and over the pedal box?  Mine is long gone and I can't find any reproductions.  This is not the heavy mat that fits the width of the firewall - this is the lighter, plastic faced jute-like stuff that disintegrates into a pile of dust after 35 years.  I am most interested in a pattern I can use to make my own.

So if anyone is removing their dash panel anytime soon, please keep me in mind.

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Mike
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#2
You are in luck. I took one out of parts car that is 99% intact and kept for that reason, lol.
when I re worked under dash in my 73 I just used the stick on foam and foil. Did not by the sheets of gold Dynamat just some cheap stuff.
The piece on top next to the cowl is the fiber mat that falls apart with a very thin piece of black poly on it. Then there is the firewall insulation pad that is heavy and much thicker. I left that in my vert.
Some pics.
I can cut you a pattern from painter paper and send if you give me address. The only piece that was missing was on the outside of one of the cowl vents. This was a non AC car so had two went holes. AC would not have the big hole on the L.H. side.

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#3
These are not reproduced. David I will PM you as well. If you could make me a pattern I would greatly appreciated. I pieced my original back together and would like to correct someday. I do know from a couple of concourse forums that guys find jute material and then use spray adhesive to attach low mil black plastic sheeting. I would avoid use of a garbage bag as they have additives for UV breakdown in them.

BKDunha
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#4
This one was in Grand Rapids Michigan all of it's life so not lots of heat there. I will be looking at mine in the 73 soon. Should be in good shape. I will do a tracing and see if I can somehow do a dimensional drawing. Will be tough. The California car was just dust falling out everywhere.
I will post in a thread so everyone can find it. No need to PM not looking to profit from it.


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(11-06-2018, 03:23 PM)bkdunha Wrote: These are not reproduced.  David I will PM you as well.  If you could make me a pattern I would greatly appreciated.  I pieced my original back together and would like to correct someday.  I do know from a couple of concourse forums that guys find jute material and then use spray adhesive to attach low mil black plastic sheeting.  I would avoid use of a garbage bag as they have additives for UV breakdown in them.

Do you know where they are sourcing the jute?

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Mike
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#6
If you make a tracing and add a grid I can take that and make a full size PDF that can be printed on a standard printer, taped together, and cutout.  

The grid can be any size...just square and consistent  Maybe trace with a sharpie and the grid with a fine pen.  Then take a photo as centered as possible.

Chris
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#7
You can scan eBay for it.  It is not going to be an exact match, but will have the varying colors in the fiber.

BKDunha
72 Mach 1 H-Code (Concourse driven restoration)
67 S-Code Factory GT with 4-Spd

68 Mercury Cyclone (Pro-Street project)
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#8
I despised this aspect of the tear down on my car... the AZ heat and sun had crystallized the "jute", so it just disintegrated both on top of all of the under dash components and in my hand when I went to remove it.
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(11-07-2018, 10:20 AM)7173Vert Wrote: the AZ heat and sun had crystallized the "jute", ...

Few weeks ago, went fixing the brakes light switch and made the mistake to try to adjust the fitting this one better. It felt.
I want at some point to replace this insulation too, but when you say "jute", do you have a synomym for it? When I translate its like the english, only the "jute" I know isn't really that fluffy layered material, its much rougher and stronger. Bags are made out this material. This is very light and I'd say toward cotton like. Jute as I know it would make a very poor insulation too as it would retain moisture.


So if you have a pict or a link I could see of this "jute" material or another name to describe it, that would help me to find some overhere. thx.


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#10
Try searching for "automotive carpet pad (or padding)".



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