would you know where I could find the material used on the inboard side of the firewall, I'm starting to put to gether a 72 gremlin x and would like to clean this up

Asked by Apr 12, 2013 at 09:54 PM about the 1972 AMC Gremlin

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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garden variety hardboard as I recall, used to own a '73 gremlin, took my driver's test on this one, and it weren't nothing special~ but meticulously trimmed to size with a bow saw could be done with NEW materials instead of N.O.S. which has already begun returning to the soil as we speak~

there are advantages to the newer designs, like a STEERING dampener would be nice, to stop "death wobble" what used to happen whenever we drove over railroad tracks, NOT power steering, but a ration of turns for this old fashioned worm-and- sector steering design, blocks were reject blocks from other auto makers, my aunt dorothy worked at the plant at Kenosha before they closed~

What? Not sure if I asked correctly, as the fire wall in this gremlin is covered in some type of batt felt looking material. I suspect for sound isolation as well as heat isolation. Most of it has been removed at this time and want to replace it prior to installing new floor carpet. Thanks


I would use Dynamat or one of the other new materials. Much more effective than the OEM stuff from back in the day.

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the rear window just fell off on the freeway, now why did this happen? they were too cheap to make a hatch and the window was the rear door. cheap cheap cheap

Honestly I cannot recommend this car...not for drivin', as a make out vehicle for inspiration point...okay, but this one is "unsafe at any speed" as nader put it regarding the corvair (which I disagree, if used to rear power is totally under control, if you know what you're doin')...and the doors do not close properly no matter the amount of bending usin' your jack~

test drive a MINI. They're cool and kinda old timey and chicks love 'em~

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