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Hey guys...thought I'd throw this out there to see what I can come up with. Basically, I'm looking for the material used in the past to make a hoodliner for my 65's hood. It looks like the old style dirty padding. What I'm wanting to do is get some material and cut out the triangles and such that make up the underframe work of the hood and adhere the triangles to the hood, leaving only the framework exposed.

I searched on here, but I only came up with a thread from someone looking to do one on a '69 but it was an unanswered thread. I've gone to Earmark car audio and they carry a Stinger hoodliner product, but it's wrapped in foil and I don't want the shiny look. I haven't seen any other color choices available - just the shiny foil wrapped stuff. I think dynamat carries the same idea, but I think it's the same thing with their name on it.

Any suggestions where to find this padding material and how to adhere it to the underside of the hood, since it will have to deal with engine temps? I thought about just going to a junkyard and ripping one off an old car and cutting it up, but the integrity of the material might be compromised when I rip it off, and the fact that it'll be old. Thoughts??
 

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I don't think they came with hood insulation pads. Every 65 & 66 I have seen, including my car has just had the bottom of the hood painted body colour. And I am talking about both restored and unrestored cars.
 

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There are companies that make aftermarket versions of this on Jegs and Summit. But make sure you won't have clearance issues with the air cleaner in the center it is fairly close as it is, and I have seen people dent their hood because they did not turn the air cleaner nut all the way.
 

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I don't think they came with hood insulation pads. Every 65 & 66 I have seen, including my car has just had the bottom of the hood painted body colour. And I am talking about both restored and unrestored cars.
Right, I was aware from previously looking for this stuff that the early cars didn't have them. All I'm after here is where to find the material so that I can make one how I want it. I'm looking at the fatmat's site right now, compared to the dynamat stuff, and there seems to be two choices - one is the foil wrapped stuff that reflects heat downward, and the other is a black urethane that absorbs heat upward. I'm not really sure which would be the best way to go, so the third option would be to find whatever this padding is made of that isn't foil wrapped that doesn't reflect or absorb heat - it justs acts as an insulative barrier. I've seen it done at past car shows I've been to, and it looks awesome - I just don't know where it came from.
 
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