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Jan 24th, 2010 at 11:24am

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Does anybody have take on a 1977 hood insulation? I have a few questions:
1 Does it come moulded.
2. What color is it. Green or gray or black
3. What is the proper length
4. Anybody replaced their and were did you but.

Arts corvettes has a moulded one for $210 and others are $35 to $45. This is a huge range.
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Reply #1 - Jan 24th, 2010 at 4:41pm

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I have yet to see a moulded one, not saying there isn't one.
The one I got off fleabay from Penn Ohio Corvette I haven't seen them listing lately. It did have somewhat of a backng material and is gray in color. At 4/22/09 it was $17.00 + shipping. I would imagine they have increased
One tip the retainer that is glued to the hood is NLA Be carefull removing the metal retainer..........jack

The listing I have off the reciept
Pfelffer Motor Sports
3749 W. State st
Edinburg Pa
724 6671212
 

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Reply #2 - Jan 24th, 2010 at 5:52pm

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Jack
Here is a shortcut to what I was looking at. I tend to agree with you on a moulded one. I had removed mine and reading in the juding manual the after market ones are 15" shorter? Did you find that to be true? I notice that mine is cut out to fit the profile around the air cleaner intake. I had thoughts of replacing mine. I was ultra carefull on taking the clips off, but all are off at this point.
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Reply #3 - Jan 24th, 2010 at 7:19pm

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The 1977 was a one year only blanket.
The original part # was 379976 it was rev. in Dec. 1983 to part number 472800 for 1976 to 1979 Corvettes it also (must be trimmed as required) the cost was $15.00 in 1983.
I ordered one back then knowing it wouldn't be right but it was not even close. I still have it today in the original GM box.
Bob Beck

BTW: Arts is not correct for the 1977 model year.
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Reply #4 - Jan 25th, 2010 at 3:08am

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Bob, Thanks for the info. Mine is still good but the look of having dirty insulation and loose fiberglass hanging from it bothers me. I still plan on keeping it due to the fact it is original. Thank you so much for the info on this. I feel the $45 is better than $210 just for the looks.
Thanks again
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Reply #5 - Jan 25th, 2010 at 4:14pm
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The 'ArtsCorvetteParts' '77 'molded' underhood insulator for $210 isn't even to close to a '77 original. Finding an original '77 molded insulator in excellent shape or NOS is just about impossible, and like the '77 only floor mats, I wouldn't look for anybody to reproduce a 'correct' one anytime soon......
 
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Reply #6 - Sep 25th, 2010 at 4:51am
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Reply #7 - Sep 26th, 2010 at 10:49pm

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Mike,
if the insulation is loose and hanging down and you want to reatin it, try using 3M super 77 spray adhesive to tack it back on, you should wear rubber gloves (surgical gloves should suffice) and spray sparingly just where needed. if you can't find this I have a couple of cans left and can either join you in the furture on a cruise or give it to Alan next time he haeds up your way.
..............................Chris   Smiley
p.s. as you can see an original is about impossible to find anymore! Bob Beck, Binnie, AND Mark Vasquers are the guys I look to for orininalty and NCRS type questions.
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Reply #8 - Sep 28th, 2010 at 5:16pm

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Chris, I could not do that to the car as far as spraying adhesive on it. I am happy with the one i got from Bair's I did need to cut around the air cleaner intake and it looks great. I did save the old one and have it stored. I just need to keep it the way it came from the factory.
Thanks
Mike
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Reply #9 - Oct 5th, 2010 at 8:20am

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Reply #10 - Oct 5th, 2010 at 5:46pm

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I dont have any hood insulation Cry
 

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