FIREWALL INSULATION PAD, REPLACEMENT STYLE, MOLDED, CORRECT FIT, ** NO CLAIM IS MADE TO THESE BEING CONCOURS CORRECT IN APPEARANCE! **, EASIER TO INSTALL, RUBBER IS SMOOTH COMPARED TO ORIGINAL TEXTURED, INSULATION IS FOIL AND JUTE
You are reading this now because you have a huge debate. Likely one of three scenarios: 1- my original firewall pad is beyond repair and while I am doing my restoration I need to replace it. 2 - I have read the online forums and heard the complaints about this part and how much a pain in the butt installation is going to be 3 - there’s over $100 difference between this one and the less expensive part is it going to be worth it? I too was in your shoes as I ruined my original firewall pad. Ideally, I would reuse the part unless it is too far gone. Mine was too far gone. Compared to the less expensive ones, this is thicker and looks more original. Forgiving originality it is also die cut and contoured to the curves of your firewall. It comes with hardware to mount it, however note that the hardware is not original style. So if you are going for originality, even though the pens work, they are not correct in a concourse it comes with hardware to mount it, however note that the hardware is not original style. So if you are going for originality, even though the pins work, they are not correct in a concours application. The hardest problem or issue you will encounter trying to install this will be your body’s inability to contort in such a manner to reach all corners of the pad for installation. I will also add that the less you have under your dash the easier it will be. I was working with only the wiper motor installed under the dash. Accelerator, brake pedal, and wipers were the only thing I had installed which helped access to the area. Altogether, it was about one hour of my time for the installation. And it looks great. The holes line up about 97.531% and some stretching will have to be performed. I did mine on an early Dearborn coupe with heater/ac/ auto trans. The interior build isn’t complete soI cannot yet comment on how it looks when the car is all together, but so far so good.
Submited on February 19, 2019 by jeffrey d.
YES I would recommend this product.