What are people's opinions on gold foil heatshield a la McLaren F1 on the firewall? If ever there's a time to do it, it's now but does it make a difference really and does it dampen sound at all?
Nice work on what you have done, it looks really good.
In terms of grill...no idea, but i would probably just paint it personally and then just touch it up as needed. Even powder coating won't survive a rock dead on.
In terms of the gold foil, as I went through the same thoughts. Heat reduction to the cab, it will do. Looks great, it will do. Noise reduction, fails on that one. To thin. I don't k ow bow much heat it will reduce, but when I considered it, I just didn't think I could make it look that good over the carpet sound deadening material so I passed on it. As it does great to reflect heat directly, but not sure it would do as well for absorbed heat if it was directly on the firewall.
Personally, put a good quality sound deadening inside and call it good.
Nice job, and keep it up!!!
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