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Anyone know where to source a complete new trunk firewall for my 1978 GTE presently engine out for rebuild? Car is in England but will import from anywhere. Martin
IMO making a new one from scratch and glassing in a replacement are not too far apart in labour. I think locally sourced materials would be quicker and cheaper. But if you are looking I would search the Brazilian websites, I have seen some replacement fiberglass sections available, just not a firewall section.
Thanks for the responses. The item seems to be a half inch thick laminate with the two outer layers some sort of filled mesh with polished aluminium facing and a sandwich material a type of 'rockwool' insulation matting. I really have no idea how to fabricate this; perhaps an aircooled Porsche has a similar item, certainly Puma was trying to mimic a quality item. Martin Davies
My firewall, and others I have seen is only about 1/8 inch thick, just fiberglass only. Then the both sides have an "anti noise" insulation pad attached.
Your description sounds like some type of aerospace laminate. Is it possibly not original?