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Offline Ramses

Re: Want to know how to install those parts...
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2017, 02:02:06 AM »
Back in the day, the hood insulation didn't have a smooth/hard side. Both sides were fluffy. Today SEM makes the insulation with a smooth/hard side for ease of installation. I spoke with SEM directly about this. So the smooth/hard side attaches to the hood with the fluffy side toward the engine.

Yikes! Now every time the hood is open on my car I am going to cringe knowing that the hood insulation was installed backwards. So much for the so called experts at the body shop. :-\    I guess I could take it off and replace with new but what a mess that would be and a waste of perfectly fine insulation. (Hmmm....possibly the smooth/hard side material would peel off with a little finesse to expose the fluffy part?)  Not sure that I am willing to try either of those options just yet.

I think if you remove that, you have to buy a new hood insulation pad, i'm pretty sure that it will not be reusable.

So maybe you can just buy a new one, remove the old one, clean the glue inside your hood as mutch as possible, then put the new one...
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Offline Dan LeBlanc

Re: Want to know how to install those parts...
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2017, 07:05:50 AM »
@Sevillian - your 61 Fleetwood will answer the hood insulation question once and for all as it was never changed . . .
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Re: Want to know how to install those parts...
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2017, 05:43:55 AM »
Back in the day, the hood insulation didn't have a smooth/hard side. Both sides were fluffy. Today SEM makes the insulation with a smooth/hard side for ease of installation. I spoke with SEM directly about this. So the smooth/hard side attaches to the hood with the fluffy side toward the engine.

Yikes! Now every time the hood is open on my car I am going to cringe knowing that the hood insulation was installed backwards. So much for the so called experts at the body shop. :-\    I guess I could take it off and replace with new but what a mess that would be and a waste of perfectly fine insulation. (Hmmm....possibly the smooth/hard side material would peel off with a little finesse to expose the fluffy part?)  Not sure that I am willing to try either of those options just yet.
If it bothers you that much then just remove what you have, buy new insulation and install it correctly. The hood insulation isn't expensive.
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Re: Want to know how to install those parts...
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2017, 05:53:20 AM »
One more question, i received another part but i dont figure out where to install that.. i have look inside my fenders but the hole in the rubber dosent fit anywhere! Maybe someone can show me a picture of those part installed, so i can figure out where it goes?
As I recall these attach between the inner splash shield and the headlight housing mounting plate.

Thats what i was thinking too, but it dosent fit there.. the hole in the rubber dosent fit the hole in the mounting plate..

I have attached two picture to show you...
I guess my memory is failing. I would ask Jim Eccleston the CLC 1961-1962 technical expert, he might remember.
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Re: Want to know how to install those parts...
« Reply #14 on: September 29, 2017, 07:16:19 PM »
I think there are two parts in that general area.
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Re: Want to know how to install those parts...
« Reply #15 on: October 03, 2017, 12:49:24 PM »
Would not logic seem to indicate that the black (smooth) side should face down, toward the engine, to reflect the rising heat down, thereby keeping the hood surface cool(er)?
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Re: Want to know how to install those parts...
« Reply #16 on: October 03, 2017, 02:43:15 PM »
I'm with you on that one, Dave. Also, why relentlessly test your air filter by the falling fuzz and the uneven color detract from your prestine engine bay?? I vote smooth side showing.......
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Offline Dan LeBlanc

Re: Want to know how to install those parts...
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2017, 08:48:13 PM »
Well seeing as how David hasn't had the chance to chime in, here is my old Fleetwood at 18,902 miles and unrestored. You can see the original hood pad is smooth side down.
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Re: Want to know how to install those parts...
« Reply #18 on: October 05, 2017, 02:20:47 PM »
Well seeing as how David hasn't had the chance to chime in, here is my old Fleetwood at 18,902 miles and unrestored. You can see the original hood pad is smooth side down.
I will chime in now and say that I was applying logic in my previous post, not hands on knowledge/experience.  My 55 CDV hood pad did not present the OP's circumstance.
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