NOTE: RECENTLY I MADE A LINER FOR A 1967 MUSTANG AND IT CAME OUT GREAT! SINCE THE MUSTANG DIDN'T HAVE A LINER UNTIL THE 1969 MODEL YEAR, I MEASURED OUT A SECTION OF LINER MATERIAL AT 42 INCHES WIDE X 43 INCHES TALL AND THEN TRIMMED-TO-FIT USING AN X-ACTO KNIFE FOR THE ROUNDED CORNERS AND THE UNDERHOOD TURN SIGNAL INDICATORS. THE OWNER OPTED FOR 3 RUNNING HORSES IN HONOR OF HIS 3 GRANDDAUGHTERS AND HE IS IMMENSELY PLEASED WITH THE WAY IT CAME OUT! I CAN MAKE LINERS THEN FOR THE 1964 TO 1968, AND THE 1971 TO 1973 MUSTANGS IN THE SAME MANNER. I JUST NEED TO KNOW THE DIMENSIONS UNDERNEATH FOR THE 1971 to 1973 AND I CAN SEND YOU A SECTION OF LINER MATERIAL THAT WILL NEED TO BE INSTALLED WITH THE 3M #80 SPRAY ADHESIVE. The 1964 to 1966 MUSTANGS ARE ALSO 42 INCHES WIDE x 43 INCHES TALL.
I've been to a LOT of car shows and I've seen MANY, MANY dirty original hoodliners. I spoke with several car owners and they're receptive and interested in having me make them a hoodliner to clean up their underhood area. How about your car? Take a look at your original liner if you have one - can you use my help? If you don't have a liner and your underhood gets dirty, could you use one of mine? Want to stand out at a show or a meet with my aircraft liner and decal? People have e-mailed and called me saying the hoodliner gets noticed before the engine and components! What a compliment!
Here's an e-mail I received from a buyer of one of my hoodliners, an owner who is very meticulous about his car:
<< Thanks! It's not too often you find someone that stands by what they sell. You have gone above what I have ever dealt with. You have a good product, it looks better than the stock one because you can customize it to the way you want it. I have had so many people notice the hoodliner before they see the motor! Thanks!! I could not have ever been able to buy the original. I'll be sending you some pics soon and I will keep spreading the word about a man that stands behind his product. >>
Here's another e-mail from a recent buyer for his Fox body ('87 - '93) Mustang GT:
<< I was thinking about just ditching my liner since the old one was all crusty, falling apart, and brownish looking. That was until I saw that my hood didn't have much paint down the center, Ford must have gotten cheap and not done underneath the hood very well. I didn't know what to do until I saw your liners and bought one with the running pony decal. It was easy to put on and looks great! Taking the hood off, cleaning it, installing the liner, decal, and then putting it back on the car was not a problem at all, your instructions were very detailed. Plus the end result is that my underhood now looks clean and I don't have to worry about it anymore! I get comments about it and people ask where they can get one too! Thanks again, this hoodliner is very cool! >>
One more e-mail from a recent buyer for her husband's Fox body '91 Mustang GT convertible:
<< Thank you! I am absolutely thrilled with the liner and he'll be so surprised!! You are the best eBay seller I've encountered! >>
<< You the man, thanks a million!! Looks excellent by the way. Clean & smooth! Your customer service is excellent. I would HIGHLY recommend your product to ANYONE!!! That's how you keep happy customers! MUCHO appreciated! >>
<< I just received the hood liner today and am totally impressed! I am so glad I found your item on eBay and can't wait to get it installed in my SEXY Stang! :) I have been working on my car for 3 yrs now - upgrading the look and motor - this item is perfect and by far the best item yet! My husband is also rebuilding an older Mustang and I am going to make sure he orders one of your hoodliners for it too! Many thanks! I can't even express how happy I am! >>
<< It looks great!! I'd have to say it was probably the fastest shipping I've had in 5 years of eBay buying, and the listing was very detailed, and a very good price! >>
<< I bought the 2005-2009 Mustang hood liner. Thank you so much for this liner, it looks amazing and turned out great! Taking off the hood was well worth it in the end. The decal was easy to put on. Again, thanks for a great liner! >>
<< I just wanted to let you know that I was in a car show Saturday and I got 1st place in the 79-present Mustang Class. I really need to thank you for the great hoodliner because I think it gave me a huge advantage against the competition. Thank you so much! >>
<< Wow, just got the hood insulator on today. Looks awesome!, really easy installation, you have great customer service, and so far, as far as I'm concerned, a great product! I appreciate the friendliness/helpfulness in our transaction and basically since I first sent you an email. My dad helped me install the hood insulator and I do believe you will be making us another for his 81 Vette in the future. He has to put together his new engine first but my dad was really impressed with how nice this hood insulator dresses up the engine compartment. Thanks again and we'll be talking soon about making us another. And I hope you don't mind I will be recommending you and your product to all of my car buddies. Thanks again. >>
Do you have an earlier year Mustang? Do you or someone you know own a Mercury Cougar or a Capri? Contact me, maybe you can send me your original liner (or a template made from your liner - VERY easy to do, I can explain how!) and I can make you a BETTER liner than the original! Do you or anyone you know have one and maybe could use one of my liners? They look great at car shows! Owners of SVT, Roush, Saleen, Foose, Steeda, Shelby, Boss, Shinoda, GT500, GT500KR, Bullitt, Mach 1 shaker hoods, etc - I can help you too! I did a liner for a 1994 Cobra Shinoda Mustang with a pink breast cancer ribbon emblem and it came out GREAT!
Just recently Jack Roush and Steve Saleen have been made aware of my aircraft material hoodliners, Steve Saleen has indicated at a Mustang show to one of my eBay buyers that "it accents the car very well vs the factory hood liner, and it's very nice quality."
Recently an original 1983 to 1986 Mustang hoodliner sold here on eBay for $147.50, and another one went for $172+!! That's quite expensive and ridiculous!! With time those original liners will rot, get dirty, and come apart because it's made of the same inferior fiberglass! Plus there's no colorful decal! I'm offering a FAR SUPERIOR liner at a LOWER price! There are other sellers on eBay with reproduction hood insulation pads - theirs will deteriorate too because what they offer is made of the same stock fiberglass foam, or even worse reproduction layered thick ITCHY fiberglass, so look out if that stuff gets on your fingers, arms, eyes, etc. Other sellers have some sort of fabric that goes OVER the factory insulation with some embroidery on it - THAT will get dirty too, plus if you have current rubbing issues those "liners" won't help! There are others (W-M-S) that sell "plastic" that cracks, rubs and warps! Buying any of that CHEAPER quality stuff brings you right back to square one. I'm offering a FAR SUPERIOR liner at a LOWER price! What's the attraction with the other ones, stock look? How about quality and OUTPERFORMING stock? Isn't that important? My liner is FAA approved for use in airplanes - certainly it's more than adequate for cars! This isn't a lot of hype - this stuff is for REAL, it works and is far better than the others. Read below for a comparison.
Here's a link to all my images on Flickr, you'll see many pictures that people have sent in and ones that I took myself during and after the install of the liner. The silver 2005 Ford Mustang GT belongs to the president of the Mustang Owners Club of Southeastern Michigan (www.mocsem.org) and he graciously allowed me to put my hoodliner on his IMMACULATE and PRISTINE, meticulously-kept Mustang GT. The hood was taken off and prepared for the liner installation. Needless to say he is VERY HAPPY with the way it came out! He bought some underhood "mirrors" for over $300 and decided to go with my liner instead. He told me he made the better decision to place my liner on instead of those mirrors, which he returned. In fact this Mustang might be featured in a Mustang magazine in the near future! I thank Mike for allowing me to help him mod his awesome "1 BADD 05"!! Mike won an award in a modded class at a Mustang car show the day after he had my liner with silver decal installed!
Compare this hood liner to the factory original or factory replacement (if it's even available!). This liner is fire retardant, insulates against heat and sound, resistant to oil, chemicals, water and mildew and will not rot but it's not indestructible. If you pull it too hard or gouge it with a tool it will tear. Handle it carefully. It is washable and comes with a colorful decal. The original liner made out of fiberglass latex foam is not fire retardant, and somewhat insulates against heat and sound. The original liner is not resistant to oil, chemicals, water and mildew and it will rot and come apart. The original also didn't come with a decal. OK, some models had an embossed running horse, but it's hard to see and doesn't stand out - especially with a dirty factory liner.
Used as a hoodliner/sound barrier/absorber for soundproofing the car engine compartments of cars and trucks, it is also useful for boats, (won't absorb moisture) and RVs and their generator compartments. Gives a better appearance than the stock foam hoodliner.
If you have a show car or enter your car in shows my liner will set your engine bay apart from the others. If your car is a daily driver this liner will still make your underhood look great! It adds a cleaner look to your engine compartment. How many car shows have you gone to or seen pictures of on the internet and while the engines look super-clean the hoodliners are filthy? I've personally seen it may times! I can remedy this!
You can see the images of this liner, and it really is far better than the OEM hood pad. I have this liner installed on my own daily driver 1997 Ford Thunderbird Limited Edition, with a decal, and it holds up very well! It keeps the exterior of the hood cool and will not reflect engine heat back down toward your intake. I've had my liner installed for 2 years now, and it looks exactly like the day I installed it. It hasn't gotten dirty at all! I've also recently bought a 1997 Lincoln Mark VIII LSC and I put one of my liners on it with a Lincoln logo. Here's the link to view it: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_mbf3JJUhiBs/SpQGoSUcamI/AAAAAAAAAI4/UjpO-AWpqfk/s1600-h/4a.jpg
One of the biggest sound problems with a vehicle’s noise reduction is that sound is coming right up through the hood and then through the windshield. (Because glass is almost transparent to sound!) Car engine noise mixed with road noise blows right through into the passenger compartment. Auto generated sound is mostly low frequency, one of the hardest sounds to block or absorb. Hoodliner material can also be used on metal surfaces such as trunk areas and door panels, where reverberation is a problem in high-end sound installations, greatly reducing road noise!
Remove the hood, (mark your bolt mountings) remove/discard all the old insulation. If you have the plastic hood tabs pry them up gently in a back-and-forth twisting motion while prying up - you'll be re-using them after you clean them. Place hood on a worktable with the underside up. Clean the hood underside thoroughly; “Simple Green”, "Orange Glo" or your favorite degreaser and rags/paper towels work well. Test fit the liner dry to line it up with the hood and the fastener holes. It’s pre-cut to fit without trimming but if you stretch it, don't worry, you can trim it with an X-Acto knife. Mask off areas to protect from overspray. Apply the 3M #80 adhesive to both material and hood. Apply and press down well. Re-attach the plastic hood pins, you'll see how flush they sit now. I don't carry the pins but you can get them at Auto Zone or any good auto parts store, even the junkyard!
The hood MUST come off for proper installation of the liner - this is NOT a big deal! Why does the hood have to come off? The liner must be installed with adhesive and if you don't mask off areas then the glue will get onto places you don't want glue on, such as the windshield, the engine, fenders, cowling, etc. Plus gravity will work against you and your arms will get tired trying to work with them above your head. Ever try cleaning the ceiling fan blades? Hurts after a while, right? This liner is not stiff like the original, it's made of a SUPERIOR material and installing it with just the plastic hood pins and no adhesive is not recommended. If you have a helper then removal of the hood and installation back on the car with the new liner will take about an hour. You can lay your hood on a large worktable or a plywood on a couple of sawhorses, cushioned with some old blankets or sheets to protect the paint. When I install liners in my garage/driveway the car owner is with me, we shoot the breeze, have a cool drink or two, and the Detroit oldies station is on in the background! I include instructions for both the liner and the decals, and in those instructions I provide my AT&T Cingular cell phone number if you need my help during installation. So far no one has called needing my help so it's not impossible to install my liner!
Keep in mind that if you were to find factory hoodliners/insulation pads they would run anywhere from $95 or MORE depending on model year and availability. That's IF they are available - they readily aren't, not at the dealerships' parts departments - they have to order them! Most of these original hood insulation pads have been discontinued from the factory and are difficult if not impossible to locate! Even if you did find one get ready to pay oversized shipping! Guess what? They're made of the original inferior material. They wouldn't have the same quality as these and will become dirty and rot with time - bringing you right back to square one! Plus you'd be paying MORE than what I charge for my liner and you'd be getting an INFERIOR product. Do a search here on eBay or Google to confirm this!
Please note, I can feasibly make hoodliner heat shields for ANY type of vehicle, I could use an original liner as a template, or a template made from it (easy to do)! Take a look at my other auctions for Thunderbird/Cougar, Buick Turbo Regal/Grand National hoodliners! Do you have another car and want a liner? Just contact me! How about you guys with the Chevrolet/Chevy Corvette C6 Z06 LS2? $200+ for the original liner? Why? That's just insane! How about you Camaro SS/IROC guys? Pontiac Firebird/Trans Am/Grand Prix? Ford Fusion, Focus, Contour, F-150, Taurus SHO, Dodge Charger, BMW, Jaguar, Mercedes Benz, etc!! I know I can help you all out, and ANYONE in fact!
The liner will fit 1964 ('64) through 2010 ('10) Ford Mustangs, 1993 through 1998, 2003 and 2004 Mustang Cobras, and has the section cut out for the light if yours has one. This will fit the 1964 ('64), 1965 ('65), 1966 ('66), 1967 ('67), 1968 ('68), 1969 ('69), 1970 ('70), 1971 ('71), 1972 ('72), 1973 ('73), 1974 ('74), 1975 ('75), 1976 ('76), 1977 ('77), 1978 ('78), 1979 ('79), 1980 ('80), 1981 ('81), 1982 ('82), 1983 ('83), 1984 ('84), 1985 ('85), 1986 ('86) including SVO, 1987 ('87), 1988 ('88), 1989 ('89), 1990 ('90), 1991 ('91), 1992 ('92), 1993 ('93), 1994 ('94), 1995, ('95), 1996 ('96), 1997 ('97), 1998 ('98), 1999 ('99), 2000 ('00), 2001 ('01), 2002 ('02), 2003 ('03), 2004 ('04), 2005 ('05), 2006 ('06), 2007 ('07), 2008 ('08), 2009 ('09), 2010 ('10) GT, GT Premium, Cobra, 35th Anniversary, 40th Anniversary, California Special, 5.0 LX V8 and V6 model years, including convertible, coupes, hardtops, 4 cylinders, etc. Installation is easy using 3M #80 spray adhesive, found at Home Depot in the glue/adhesive section in the paint area. Lowes doesn't carry it! 3M #80 adhesive is the ONLY spray-on adhesive recommended for this liner as it stands up to the heat. Use of any other adhesive can cause the liner to sag or come loose, interfering with throttle linkage, pulleys, fan belts, engine components, etc.
Please check my feedback as as seller - I have not had 1 single negative or neutral. My only negative came as a buyer in 2001 from a seller who claimed I didn't make payment on a KPM production library music vinyl LP when I in fact did. That seller is no longer a registered user and I couldn't get that negative erased!
I want to thank everyone who has purchased my liner for allowing me to play a small part in your restoration, resto-mod, etc. I really appreciate it and I'm glad that you like the results! I do want to mention that I also sell liners for the Buick Grand Nationals and Turbo Regals, and although I'm a Ford guy and want to see Fords, especially Mustangs win every "race", the Buick guys have bought more liners by about 5-7 for every 1 Mustang liner I make! What's holding the Mustang owners back? Can't be the fact that you have to take the hood off for the install - that's easy to do with a helper. I'd like to see the 'Stangs close the gap and take the lead!
I can offer hood liner heat shield insulation insulator pads for these vehicles:
1986 to 1997 Thunderbird and Cougar - Includes the 1987/1988 Thunderbird Turbo Coupe and the MN-12 Super Coupe!
2002 to 2005 Thunderbird
1987 to 1992 Lincoln Mark VII & LSC (Luxury Sports Coupe)
1993 to 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII & LSC (Luxury Sports Coupe - $95 larger liner, Gen 1 and Gen 2)
1964 to 2010 Mustang - includes the '74 to '78 Mustang II, '79 to '82 Pace Cars & Turbo, the '84 to '86 SVO and '93 through 2004 Cobra, 4-cylinder, V6, V8 LX 5.0 302, GT, Shelby, Mach 1, shaker hood, 4.6 281, Foose, Saleen, Roush, Steeda, California Special, etc.
1979 to 1986 Mercury Capri (used the 1979 to 1982 Mustang non-Turbo liner)
1992 to 2007 Ford Crown Victoria and Mercury Grand Marquis ($95 larger liner)
2003 to 2004 Mercury Marauder ($95 larger liner)
1989 to 1997 Ford Probe
1999 to 2003 Ford F-150 ($95 larger liner)
2000 to 2004 Ford Focus (SE, ZTS, ZX3, 2DR, 4DR, LX, SVT, etc)
2006 to 2009 Ford Fusion (SE, SEL, I-4, V6)
2010 Ford Taurus (SE, SEL, Limited, SHO FWD & AWD)
1982 to 1987 Buick Grand National and Turbo Regal, regular Regal
1977 to 1982 Chevy Corvette
2007 to 2009 Chevy Corvette (without an underhood light) ($95 larger liner)
1978 to 1987 Chevy El Camino ($95 larger liner)
1981 to 1988 Chevy Monte Carlo SS ($95 larger liner)
2006 to 2007 Chevy Monte Carlo SS
2006 to 2008 Chevy Impala (uses the 2006 to 2007 Monte Carlo liner)
1980 to 1990 Chevy Caprice ($95 larger liner)
1982 to 1992 Chevy Camaro ($95 larger liner - including IROC-Z, Z-28)
1993 to 1997 Chevy Camaro (might fit 1998 to 2002 Camaro as well - unsure)
2006 to 2008 Dodge Charger (SRT-8 coming soon!)
1981 to 1988 Oldsmobile Cutlass
1982 to 1992 Pontiac Firebird (Trans-Am?)
1993 to 2002 Pontiac Firebird Formula (Trans-Am? Collector's Edition? Firehawk?)
1969 to 1970 Pontiac Grand Prix
1997 to 2003 Pontiac Grand Prix GT/GTP
1987 to 1991 BMW 325i
1979 to 1983 Fiat Type 124
1987 to 1991 Toyota Camry
1979 to 1981 Toyota Celica Supra
1998 to 2002 Toyota Corolla (my father-in-law wanted one!)
1985 to 2001 Jeep Cherokee/Wagoneer/Comanche
1993 to 1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo
1988 to 1994 Lincoln Continental
1990 to 1997 Lincoln Town Car ($95 larger liner)
1977 to 1991 Jaguar XJ-S V-12
1988 to 1994 Jaguar XJ-6 and Vanden Plas)
2003 to 2008 Jaguar X-Type ($95 larger liner)
1986 to 1987 Mercedes Benz 190E
I can do liners for other cars that are not listed here, just ask! If I don't have your car on my list I can try to find a template from a car at the junkyard, and I also have a procedure for sending me a template made from your original using a dollar store shower curtain and a black Sharpie marker that's easy to do. With the scarcity of liners available at the dealership parts department I can make one for you that just outperforms the original! I'm looking forward to making my liners soon for the 2010 Ford Fusion, the Chrysler Crossfire, the new 2010 Chevy Camaro and many, many other cars!!
Don’t pass up your chance to install this great hoodliner on your car! Any doubts? Please check my feedback, or read the actual e-mail comments above! One buyer wrote that he couldn't wait to install it! Another car owner wrote that he wants to drive around with his hood up so his liner and decal can be seen! Of course I don't advise on this! Thanks for looking and if you have any questions please ask! A lot of car enthusiasts are really liking my liners and the way it cleans up your underhood area! You can also see many more images at:
Other services I can do:
Audio transfer and enhancement (convert vinyl LPs, cassette tapes, reel-to-reel, 8-track, etc cleaning up the sound with click/pop removal, noise reduction, etc then recording to CD-R)
Video transfer (convert Beta/SuperBeta, VHS, digital 8mm video, LaserDisc to DVD-R), CD duplication, DVD duplication