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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old May 16th, 07, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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Smooth Firewall Kit

Does anyone make a kit for smoothing the firewall on a 67 Chevelle. I checked out Metal Works Performance and they have them for 68 and up. They were working on a 66/67 A-Body one, put it has been put on the back burner and they do not know when they will have it ready. Is there anyone else out there?

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old May 16th, 07, 9:15 PM
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Re: Smooth Firewall Kit

I have a template for my 67 firewall. I have cut one for my firewall.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old May 16th, 07, 11:13 PM Thread Starter
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trayb-- please keep me posted and if you have pictures, I am interested and would like more information.

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old May 16th, 07, 11:32 PM
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Re: Smooth Firewall Kit

Am sorry but that metal works kit is a flippin rip off IMO. Its nothing more then some sheetmetal cut out to fill the blanks in the firewall.
The going price for a piece of 4'x 10' piece of 18ga crs is around 90 bucks.
Get some posterboard at office depot, just bought a piece today of 4x5 for 79 cents and trace out the patterns on the poster board. Cut the poster board to fit the holes then transfer to the metal. Cut the metal to match the posterboard.

Plus I think when installed like that it looks stupid as you still have all the factory dimples, other small holes and little bends and curves. It looks like a patched up firewall.
The best smooth firewall would be to cut the entire thing out and replace it with a new one

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old May 17th, 07, 10:41 AM
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Look up user LVMAXX and shoot him an email. He makes them in four different styles but I don't have the prices.

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old May 17th, 07, 2:38 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for all the information. It helps a bunch.

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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old May 19th, 07, 1:50 AM
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i'm with sevt, why buy somthing you can easily do yourself, and...in this case, you have to do most of the same work yourself anyway. ....good luck

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Jun 7th, 07, 11:53 AM
 
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Re: Smooth Firewall Kit

I'd love to smooth out my firewall in one piece like sevt_chevelle mentioned. What do you do about the Vin Plate that is on the firewall now? Thanks to anyone.

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