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1/5/11 11:45pm - Original Message: 'Hood insulation pad bad'
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Charlottesville, VA - USA

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1978 Silver Anniversary L82 Previously: 1965 300hp Coupe in 1967. 1967 435hp Coupe in 1968-70. 1969 350hp T-top w/ac and all power options.

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Need to replace the fiberglass blanket under the hood of my '78 L-82 since it's shedding into the engine compartment. Zip Products and Corvette Central descibe their replacements as "flat, not molded like the original" Does this cause any installation concerns? Originality is not important here.  Thanks!

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1/6/11 8:03am - Reply: 'Hood insulation pad bad'
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Duncanville, TX - USA

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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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It'll fit ok. Just won't "conform" to the curves and such of the hood. As long as all of the attachment pins are still firmly stuck to the hood, you shouldn't have any problems.

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1979 Corvette Coupe Corvette Light Blue Midnight Blue interior Mirrored Glass T-tops

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I can't remember which vendor I got it from, but one of the vendors sells a molded one (at least they had one for my 79). I got it two or three years ago, never put it on because under the hood needed to be painted. Now its down at the paint shop and they're going to put it on after paint is done. Keep looking!
 
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1/6/11 6:46pm - Reply: 'Hood insulation pad bad'
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1978 Silver Anniversary L82 Previously: 1965 300hp Coupe in 1967. 1967 435hp Coupe in 1968-70. 1969 350hp T-top w/ac and all power options.

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Thanks Joel and thanks Barry - I wll pull the pad down to see what I'm left with. Dynamat makes a reflective "hoodliner" product that has an adhesive backing, but it may not stick very well to the surface under the hood. Now all I need is a garage!

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