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#1 1984mini25

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 10:08 PM

Does anyone have any suggestions on replacement bulkhead foam in the engine bay? I was thinking on going down the neoprene foam route and cutting it to fit. I’m not too bothered about sound proofing, just something that looks original.

 

 



#2 WillCarter

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 10:30 PM

I read that bulkhead foam can trap water and rot the metal, I just used grommets for any of the holes and left it like that 



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Posted 30 October 2017 - 10:48 PM

What I'm on about id the back faced yellow foam as fitted to the bulkhead during the 80's, like so.

 

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I ripped mine out years ago, but would like to refit something when I come to tidy up the engine bay and get it looking original. I have seen there is a horse hair backed bullhead pad available, but it's not really correct. And minisport do sell the pre cut bulkhead foam, but only for the later mpi's.



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Posted 30 October 2017 - 10:48 PM

I bought fireproof self adhesive foam for my bulkhead, it's open cell to absorb sound however it does absorb water due due to the structure the water simply comes out the bottom. Just bought s big roll from eBay I believe and then cut it to size with a cardboard template. It's in my project in a few places too

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 11:17 PM

This is the stuff I've been looking at... https://www.ebay.co....m-/252376923683

 

Chopping it in half and sticking it to itself, so its 12mm thick and I don't quite like the idea of sticking it to the bulkhead permanently.



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Posted 31 October 2017 - 09:08 PM

Looks similar to mine, think mine is 20mm thick but it's not stuck to the bulkhead although I could if I wanted to. It's just hanging on the wiring loom tag bits that I've bent out at 90degs

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Posted 31 October 2017 - 09:55 PM

That’s all I could find in a suitable size, I’d prefer if it didn’t have the adhesive backing. And with it being closed cell there shouldn’t be too much of an issue with it holding water.



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Posted 31 October 2017 - 10:15 PM

Rimmer brothers do the original stuff too.



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Posted 31 October 2017 - 10:39 PM

Rimmer brothers do the original stuff too.

 

They only cater for minis after 1990. So the bullhead insulation in which they sell (can’t find it) would be wrong for mine with cut outs for a servo/heater pipes through the bulkhead.



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Posted 01 November 2017 - 05:56 AM

Nothing on this page?

 

https://www.rimmerbr...m--i-GRID000939



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Posted 02 November 2017 - 09:32 AM

Get the good stuff, like this

 

https://www.sounddea...oaded-vinyl-mlv



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Posted 02 November 2017 - 09:35 AM

Get the good stuff, like this

 

https://www.sounddea...oaded-vinyl-mlv

Do you know if it has an adhesive backing?



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Posted 02 November 2017 - 09:43 AM

No I don't sorry. Apparently it is rather stiff and rigid to work with, but really good stuff.



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Posted 02 November 2017 - 09:59 AM

No, they says in the tutorial you need glue...

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Posted 02 November 2017 - 10:20 AM

No, they says in the tutorial you need glue...

Thanks, I never saw the tutorial tab.






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