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Old 12-16-2008, 02:28 PM
ctaylor738 ctaylor738 is offline
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Location: Falls Church, VA
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The story of the firewall pad

When you go to a Pagoda gathering, everyone checks out the firewall, and as I worked on my engine compartment repaint and clean-up, I became more and more dissatisfied with the firewall pad. Wrong material, badly-applied, covered everthing, adhesive showing. Just plain ugly.

The final straw was when Gernold Nisius of SL-Tech sent me some pictures of an extremely nice 230 that he was working on for a client to "bring it up to standards."

So I got out the scraper, and removed the old padding and adhesive.

I ordered an new pad and a full set of grommets from SL-Tech, and painted the firewall where it would show with the new pad installed. And the result, not perfect, but a giant improvement.

Chuck Taylor
Falls Church VA
'66 200, '66 230SL, '96 SL500. Sold: '81 380SL, '86 300E, '72 250C, '95 C220, 3 '84 280SL's '90 420SEL, '72 280SE, '73 280C, '78 280SE, '70 280SL, '77 450SL, '85 380SL, '87 560SL, '85 380SL, '72 350SL, '96 S500 Coupe
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