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Offline ChrisV289

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Re: 65 Firewall Pads (Specifically San Jose)
« Reply #15 on: January 24, 2013, 12:41:36 AM »
Here's my firewall pad:

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Re: 65 Firewall Pads (Specifically San Jose)
« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2013, 01:26:56 AM »

Have seen that square type firewall pad used in fairlanes of the same vintage but never a mustang..... Bet a million bucks its probably a fairlane firewall pad that repurposed along the assembly line..

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Re: 65 Firewall Pads (Specifically San Jose)
« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2013, 02:01:11 AM »
Have seen that square type firewall pad used in fairlanes of the same vintage but never a mustang..... Bet a million bucks its probably a fairlane firewall pad that repurposed along the assembly line..


Which surface pattern Tony?


Don't believe so (not sure if a Fairlane will even fit - didn't know the firewalls were interchangeable)  seen a fair number of them out of San Jose . IF that was true why not do it from the beginning of production since it looks like that was the second version?

Just trying to identify what period at this point.  Easy enough to take a Fairlane and a Mustang one and put one over the other to compare.
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Re: 65 Firewall Pads (Specifically San Jose)
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2013, 10:22:19 PM »
Here's the pad for my Oct '64 K Fastback.  A/C holes look hacked out.  It was the victim on an add-on A/C.
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Re: 65 Firewall Pads (Specifically San Jose)
« Reply #19 on: December 16, 2013, 02:13:05 PM »
So far (unfortunately all of these may really have been built different months) we have three different pads (AC hose area) showing up on cars with projected dates of Oct 64.Sure appears that that period os a change over one between suppliers or at least a design change
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Re: 65 Firewall Pads (Specifically San Jose)
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2018, 09:28:45 PM »
Are you going to do one on 66 SJ pads or are they all the same?

I have a pic of a 6R07C185xxx pad if you need it.
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Re: 65 Firewall Pads (Specifically San Jose)
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2018, 09:44:46 PM »
Are you going to do one on 66 SJ pads or are they all the same?

I have a pic of a 6R07C185xxx pad if you need it.

Thanks but since there was only one version confirmed so far not going to be a big need to post a thread. If I need on for illustration likely have 30 or so examples in picture for currently. Took a couple of pictures of one pulled a couple days ago from a 6R165xxx
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Re: 65 Firewall Pads (Specifically San Jose)
« Reply #22 on: January 05, 2018, 10:32:36 AM »
Jeff:  On the 65-66 SJ pads, have you seen variances in the surface appearance?  I've seen some that look 'flat' and some that are 'shiny/smooth'.
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Re: 65 Firewall Pads (Specifically San Jose)
« Reply #23 on: January 05, 2018, 08:10:06 PM »
Jeff:  On the 65-66 SJ pads, have you seen variances in the surface appearance?  I've seen some that look 'flat' and some that are 'shiny/smooth'.

Most of the time there is a light or thick coat of dust and little particles of the padding that have stuck to the visible side. If clean and at the right angle they have a slight shine to them - more of a semi-gloss that I believe is what they looked like when installed originally. You can often find the protected area behind the heater that is shinier/smoother than the exposed area just above the heater for example. If the particles have been on the surfaces for a long time they can bond themselves into that side (possibly in those very hot 120 degree and higher) where its almost impossible to get them all out. I think this is what can also contribute to the flatter and less smooth (not lessening the dimple pattern) visible side.

Some of this may just be a result of poor quality control during manufacturing resulting on the difference. So for me - bottom line there are allot of things that cause what we're seeing and its likely a combination of one or all.

Couple of pictures comparing dirtier and cleaner examples











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