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Has anyone come up with a replacement or solution to the cardboard bulkhead cowling that stretches the width of the car behind the suspension turrets.
Mine is slowly disintegrating.
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Re: bulkhead cowling

I looked for these for ages and in the end it was jiminwatford who sorted me out with a replacement RH part and rubber strip.



Part numbers and diagram for reference.
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I suspect at some point someone will make some fibreglass replacements.
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i could do with a replacement set. mine have been eaten by mice

do fiat still sell them? i know toyota pricing for random bits like that can surprise you.
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Re: bulkhead cowling

Can you fit/remove it without taking half the car apart? Mine is a bit ropey too.

I did make a new one for my old Alfa 155 once, out of a (funnily enough) Cinquecento bonnet liner.. but that was more or less flat, whereas Cinq' is definitely "shaped".


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Re: bulkhead cowling

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Can you fit/remove it without taking half the car apart? Mine is a bit ropey too.
Yes it is just a few screws and the rubber strip.
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Re: bulkhead cowling

They're a fairly simple group of components to remove in theory, however, the clips/screws on mine were so badly rusted, I had a terrible time removing them.

The smaller of the two halves was 70 when I priced it up new...
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They're a fairly simple group of components to remove in theory, however, the clips/screws on mine were so badly rusted, I had a terrible time removing them.
Especially the ones around the heater hoses. The nut half of the fastening is clipped to the cardboard, so it doesn't take much resistance on the thread before it rips out.
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I have started on the process of fixing the problem. Having doped the fabric liner on the front of both pieces and then stripping off the old knackered sound deadening and cardboard backing I am now in the process of reinforcing it with glass.
Ultimately I will recover with dynamat dynaliner and then refit.
All in all it'll take about 10hrs in total. There must be an easier way.....
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Has anyone come up with a replacement or solution to the cardboard bulkhead cowling that stretches the width of the car behind the suspension turrets.

Mine is slowly disintegrating.


There is a guy on one of the fb pages that was making them recently out of fiberglass painted to a colour of your choice
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That'll be cool. Do you remember his contact details
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