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Avanti Hood Pad Replacement

October 2016

Here are photos of the hood pad replacement on my 63 Avanti. I decided to use a different material than the normal fiberglass batting. From a previous project I had a ruminant of some Mylar faced insulating material, the kind used to wrap water heaters. It worked well in the previous car, and I had just enough to do the Avanti. I was able to get the old pad off in one piece and use it as a pattern. I am pleased with the results, it is much better looking, and will be easy to clean & is better looking than the old batted fiberglass. It will provide some insulation and sound deadening. Not authentic, but a good solution to my situation. I cut the area above the air cleaner bigger than the original pad's hole so the whole housing would in.


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