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04-18-2006 11:35 PM
Moe-van1 well, my bad then... I just recall seeing some svt's up here in cnd without them...

I do recall the regular foci not having them after 2001 or 2002.. as per a thread I read here once from owners when the cars were catching fire
04-18-2006 02:38 PM
LastRites My 2004 had one when I bought it
04-18-2006 02:26 PM
WD40 Wha?? How do you mean? Mine had one, and MVent there, he's got an '03 as well. IIRC, the '04s I looked at before I bought mine had a hoodliner too.
Not sure where you are getting this info


I've certainly got one on my 04.
04-17-2006 11:22 PM
onebluemcm
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Originally posted by Moe-van1
that is correct... After 2002 Ford stopped using them..

Wha?? How do you mean? Mine had one, and MVent there, he's got an '03 as well. IIRC, the '04s I looked at before I bought mine had a hoodliner too. Not sure where you are getting this info


MVent - As for the necessity of a hood liner, I'll say this - having no barier may never be an issue, but if it is detrimental, paint damage from heat won't happen right away - it takes time, and, once it happens, it means re-painting - you can't just wax it out..... So, if you won't have it for a very long time or you happen to be a painter, maybe the risk of heat damage is no big deal. You being in OK, I'm sure you have seen other SW cars with shot paint from sun damage, etc. Well, my opinion is that increasing the amount of engine heat getting to the underside of the hood, in addition to pretty good solar effects will just accelerate the process of f-ing the hood paint. I went the conservative route and I guess I might sleep better for it
04-17-2006 08:17 PM
Moe-van1
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Originally posted by MVent
So the heat from the engine wouldn't be a problem for the paint?

My insulation is starting to come undone along the front and I've contemplated just taking it off.
that is correct... After 2002 Ford stopped using them..
04-17-2006 12:42 AM
MVent So the heat from the engine wouldn't be a problem for the paint?

My insulation is starting to come undone along the front and I've contemplated just taking it off.
04-16-2006 10:19 PM
onebluemcm Yeah, they are the Euro pkg wheels - she's loaded.

The hoodliner was only $30, put I kinda got screwed on shipping - cost me ~$50 total.... But for, worth it for the look and the protection of the hood paint. I know lots of people say there is no problem with heat damage, but I just didn't want to risk it and it's easy to just pull down the old liner - thought I'd go the extra mile and keep a liner in it.
04-16-2006 08:51 PM
NCFazer Great pic.s . It looks good. How much does it cost?
I removed mine on Sat and it sure looks better, the old one was nasty with oil.

Your SVT looks like mine. I really like your wheels which are different. Are those the wheels that come on the Euro package?

NCFazer
04-16-2006 08:06 PM
onebluemcm The pics I promised,






In this one, notice the slight "glow" over the cowl and back part of the engine bay - my garage faces west and when the sun sets, the hoodliner creates a nice reflective glow over the engine. It's kind of cool actually.



It is difficult stuff to work with, but if you are careful and take time, it comes out great. It only needs to stick to the raised, reinforcements, not the hood sheet metal itself. I don't like the asymmetry I ended up with just behind the head light areas, but it's subtle and will do ok. My main recommendation - do not peel the backing back all at once - you MUST go bit by bit b/c the adhesive will readily stick to itself and it is nearly permanent.

Anyway, there it is for ya - just another option. An easy Ebay Item to find too. Later!
04-13-2006 09:36 PM
NCFazer
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Originally posted by SVTmonkey
Mine looks like it already caught on fire, it's ripped to shreds in several places, large spots too. Wonder if it's just the engine heat or what....
Could the shredded part be because of a broken belt in the past ?

Maybe a mouse took a liking to the material and decided to use it for construction of it's new home.

Fazer
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