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buying new firewall pad, any advice
#1392433 Tue Jan 12 2021 11:37 PM
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Restorationist
hey all, im going to be buying a new firewall pad for the 48. my original is in to bad a shape to keep . my question is what are you guys using? is there anything like the original out there? im finding abs plastic and polyurethane.is there a rubber one like the floor mat? im trying to keep it as original as possible. chevs of the 40s has a fiber board one but they say its on back order forever. any help on this subject would be a big help. thanks.


1948 1.5 ton grain truck with pto driven dump bed.
Re: buying new firewall pad, any advice
mustangguy #1392539 Wed Jan 13 2021 07:45 PM
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[url=https://www.classicparts.com/searchprods.asp] -0 search on inner firewall
Inner Firewall pad/parts - most vendors' "cover" is ABS plastic


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Re: buying new firewall pad, any advice
mustangguy #1392554 Wed Jan 13 2021 09:07 PM
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I got mine some time ago from Brothers trucks. Jute backing with neoprene rubber face. Pre punched holes. Was about$50. Worked out nicely. John


1949 gmc 1-ton
Re: buying new firewall pad, any advice
mustangguy #1392569 Wed Jan 13 2021 10:43 PM
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Restorationist
Thanks. I think the neoprene is what I’m looking for. It will be about the same thing the floor mat is made of. Checked their website and it is on back order. I’ll type that in as a websearch search and see what comes up. Thanks again.


1948 1.5 ton grain truck with pto driven dump bed.
Re: buying new firewall pad, any advice
mustangguy #1392575 Wed Jan 13 2021 11:14 PM
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The originals were fiberboard with fiberglass insulation on the side facing the firewall. I think neoprene would sag unless it has some sort of reinforcement in it. I believe that the pad was stuck on with some sort adhesive as well as the pins going thru the sheetmetal. I scraped some of that adhesive off the inside my firewall before getting it sandblasted.


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Re: buying new firewall pad, any advice
mustangguy #1392598 Thu Jan 14 2021 01:29 AM
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I will look out for sagging if I decide to go the neoprene route. Maybe a few extra clips at the top will help. I took a look at your pictures of your build . Nice job. That's a lot of metal work.


1948 1.5 ton grain truck with pto driven dump bed.
Re: buying new firewall pad, any advice
mustangguy #1392618 Thu Jan 14 2021 06:02 AM
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something I found on eBay similar to what you are looking for ?? check it out, eBay 323864530372. Mike

Re: buying new firewall pad, any advice
mustangguy #1392735 Fri Jan 15 2021 12:00 PM
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I bought mine from classic parts. Its got a felt style insulation on the back and the front is just a thin rubbery vinyl material thats smooth. I think it looks and works perfect when I was building mine to look factory. I used the jim carter floor mat with the insulation pad under it and I love the way it came out.

Re: buying new firewall pad, any advice
mustangguy #1392800 Fri Jan 15 2021 09:45 PM
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Restorationist
Looked on both eBay and classic parts and those are ideal for this build. Matched with the rubber mat and that will be just right. I will have to put classic parts on the list for another parts supplier. Thanks. .


1948 1.5 ton grain truck with pto driven dump bed.
Re: buying new firewall pad, any advice
mustangguy #1392834 Sat Jan 16 2021 01:53 AM
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I had good luck with LMC truck


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