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« on: April 13, 2012, 08:49:12 AM »

Is anyone making a correct firewall pad for 68 Camaro's? Thanks, Paul
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« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2012, 10:50:49 AM »

There was a recent discusssion here about which was more correct:
http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=9327.0

If you do a search using the features at the top left of this page you may find other relevant threads.  Maybe search the Team Camaro site as well.
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« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2012, 01:01:05 PM »

That's the second thread I started on the firewall pads without a conclusion yet.
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2012, 06:28:50 PM »

I checked TC and found nothing that helped me. I'm starting to get everything lined up to start on my 68Z, and was hoping someone was making a correct replacement. With all of the "correctly" restored cars out there, I can't believe they all have NOS Pads. Are the judges not deducting for the repos?

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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2012, 09:47:13 PM »

Maybe you have looked at this Paul but I have a lot of info pertaining to a 68Z restoration here- http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584
including a NOS pad at page 30 http://www.camaros.net/forums/showthread.php?t=182584&page=30
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2012, 07:40:07 AM »

Chick,

Thanks, your car is really coming a long nice. I do hope your thinking of burning a CD with all the data you've put together, I'd buy one.

Several years ago Rick's (when Rick George still owned it) listed a "correct pad", anyone know if the molded one being listed now, is the same?

Any judges have any opinion on this?


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« Reply #6 on: April 14, 2012, 10:49:11 AM »

the one I bought from Rick's about 5 years ago said it was correct too.  It wasn't.  Besides not being made of any similar materials to the original, it had the fusebox cutout backwards.  Fits like crap and looks like it.
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2012, 12:21:17 PM »

Just reading this thread now...
Has anyone seen this pad? It looks correct enough in that it's not the smooth rubber type.
I need one for my '67 ragtop and this one looks the closest in texture, composition and also looks the same as in my other '67 survivor.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/390412613889?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

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« Reply #8 on: May 14, 2012, 06:22:16 PM »

I couldn't see the rubber side, but I would guess that's one of the cheapies.  If so, it will look like crap, fit like crap and is a piece of.
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« Reply #9 on: May 14, 2012, 07:13:27 PM »

The rubber side is near the bottom of the page. It sure looks close enough to the original finish.

Mike
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« Reply #10 on: May 14, 2012, 07:22:53 PM »

I put one of these in my car and they fit good and look decent. Only difference I see is the vender. I got mine from Classic Muscle.
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« Reply #11 on: May 14, 2012, 07:31:15 PM »

Hi Daniel,

 Was the look and texture close to the original?

Mike
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« Reply #12 on: May 14, 2012, 08:51:03 PM »

Very close especially the exterior (black) side. It has the leather look somewhat. It had the right amount of thickness too. I made the mistake and put Dynaliner on the firewall before the pad and I had to take the Dynaliner out from around the heater box for the bolts to be long enough.
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« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2012, 09:40:24 PM »

Thanks. I'll likely order it then at that price. The pad will be the least looked at item so if it's close enough in appearance then that's all I need.

Mike
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« Reply #14 on: May 15, 2012, 12:15:53 PM »

The rubber side is near the bottom of the page. It sure looks close enough to the original finish.

Mike

Thanks, I missed that.  Looks real good to me.  Please tell us about it when you get it.
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« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2012, 06:25:39 PM »

I ordered the pad. When it comes in I'll take pics of it and an original for comparison.

Stay tuned....

Mike
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« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2012, 04:29:52 AM »

I'm curious if the black has a good Nos looking texture, and you glue and roll it in place (still using the rubber fasteners) if that would help reproduce that "correct molded look"? I Glued and rolled the carpet down in one of my non-matching cars and was surprised at how well the fit came out, really looked like a molded custom fit.

Just a thought,
Paul
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« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2012, 05:34:28 AM »

Mike S.,

Any status/opinions on the firewall pad you ordered?

Thanks,
Paul
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« Reply #18 on: June 04, 2012, 05:33:09 PM »

Mike S.,

Any status/opinions on the firewall pad you ordered?

Thanks,
Paul

Hi Paul,
Yes....it is interesting. Let me put the pictures together and I'll post them.

Mike
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« Reply #19 on: June 04, 2012, 09:52:20 PM »

Mike S.,

Any status/opinions on the firewall pad you ordered?

Thanks,
Paul

Hi Paul,
Yes....it is interesting. Let me put the pictures together and I'll post them.

Mike
I started a separate thread (Tamraz firewall pad).
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