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#1432072 Thu Dec 02 2021 02:13 PM
Joined: Sep 2017
Posts: 80
Just finished the bed floor on My 1954 chevy 3100 and it looks GREAT!! My question deals with the tailpipe heat sheild under the bed floor. I understand the tailpipe heat sheild go"s on theunderside above the rear axle . HOW MUCH clearence do I need between the Heatsheild and the tailpipe should I use HI -temp paint on the heat sheild ? How hot does it get ? dont want to set my bed floor on fire!!!!! THANK YOU ALL IN ADVANCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jrhackett #1432111 Thu Dec 02 2021 08:44 PM
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The heat shield installs so that air can flow thru between the wood and the shield (front to back). I doubt that if you get 1" or more of clearance between it and the tailpipe that you'd need hi-temp paint on it. Either way, I doubt you'll set your bed floor on fire.

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jrhackett #1432112 Thu Dec 02 2021 08:44 PM
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I would suggest you go to Mar-K's website and review the Heatshield installation instructions . It answers many of your questions.

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