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Old 07-17-2007, 09:23 PM
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We have all seen the insulation offered on EBay and elsewhere and they are all thick insulation. nothing like the original. this is the first time I've seen a Ford part number B8S-16738-A called out... does anyone know if this might be the "correct" insulation?
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Old 07-18-2007, 12:05 AM
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I saw the add but discounted the add as bogus. I just looked thru my up to 58 parts book and the number does not exist.

closest is B5A-16738-A or -C Listed as for 52 to 56 Fords. No birds.

Draw your own conclusions.

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Old 07-18-2007, 07:36 AM
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I am on my second set of thick insulation. It falls apart easily, even after a few months. Ask the seller how thick it is. I would buy it if it is anything near the original.
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Old 07-19-2007, 07:44 PM
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I asked the seller about the insulation... his reply was.......
"It is a thick insulation material with a board type backing. Just like the original type insulation on the car."
Hmmm, back to the drawing board I guess. But I still wonder where he got that "Ford part number".
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Old 07-20-2007, 01:10 AM
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It is unfortunate that they couldn't take a closer picture of the tag in the plastic. I buy most of my TBird parts from Thunderbird Headquarters. They are close by which gives me a chance to look before I buy. I don't know about the quality of their hood insulation, but I do know the stuff I get is competitively priced and good quality. You may want to give them a call; 800 227-2174
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I to bought the thick stuff,but what I am thinking of doing is tracing the pattern onto some good quality heavy gauge roof felt paper.Any thougts appreciated.
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I wonder if I could glue the insulation part to the new felt paper.Hmmmmmmmmm.
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Tell us how it works out. You might have some customers.

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I to bought the thick stuff,but what I am thinking of doing is tracing the pattern onto some good quality heavy gauge roof felt paper.Any thougts appreciated.
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I am 90% sure my insulation is from the factory. They put that in before the hood went together. It looks like 30lb. felt. I keep putting strips of sheet metal across the holes as it droops. Gravity is taking over. But i will keep this car the way i found it from the first owner.????? (and it do fly)
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Old 07-25-2007, 04:35 PM
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Here's a photo of what it looks like using roofing felt (aka Tar paper, roofing paper).

This is 3 sheets laminated with weatherstrip adhesive, cut 1/2" oversize to a paper pattern, then slipped in between the two hood panels -- held in place with quarter size dabs of silicon sealer under the tar paper. Cost about $30 total.

The color is off in the photo -- it's really not that light.


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