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Old 02-08-2004, 01:56 PM   #11
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For an underhood light for those who don't have one, use this one:

http://www.pfyc.com/store/merchant.m...y_Code=GPUNDER

This is the same light my GM pickups came with OEM. It has a retractable head with a magnetic base, and I could use it (long enough) for tire changes on full-size trucks.
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For an underhood light for those who don't have one, use this one:

http://www.pfyc.com/store/merchant.m...y_Code=GPUNDER

This is the same light my GM pickups came with OEM. It has a retractable head with a magnetic base, and I could use it (long enough) for tire changes on full-size trucks.
Thanks!! That thing looks great! I wonder if it includes a switch so it shuts on and off automatically? No big deal if not. Thanks for the link!
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That light (trust me, I've owned 2) isn't automatic, but could be made that way by simply adding a limit switch. It has a locking lever to hold the light into the base when fully retracted, and a simple on/off lever. Manual.
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Hood Insulator-not available for sale due to size (special order, not returnable)
INSULATOR
NC Residents Total:
$140.50

Now you see why I fixed my own.
I actually emailed GMPD to ask why it states "not available for sale due to size". They won't even sell it because the shipping would be too much. They just told me to get it from my local dealer.

On a side note, GMPartsDirect.com is independently owned and operated by a car dealer in Florida, no affiliation with General Motors or any Division thereof.
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Hood Insulator-not available for sale due to size (special order, not returnable)
INSULATOR
NC Residents Total:
$140.50

Now you see why I fixed my own.
I actually emailed GMPD to ask why it states "not available for sale due to size". They won't even sell it because the shipping would be too much. They just told me to get it from my local dealer.

On a side note, GMPartsDirect.com is independently owned and operated by a car dealer in Florida, no affiliation with General Motors or any Division thereof.
orrrr..... if you can find yourself a GM employee who lives in the drayton plains area, you could kindly ask them to roll over to SPO - i just checked, and that'* the only SPO location with stock of that part number. then you get the gmpartsdirect price, but no shipping charges. other than the gas and possibly favorite beverage of said gm employee...

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I thought this insulation also served as a fire blanket? Don't laugh, but I thought I heard something about that.
I believe the material is treated with some fire resistant chemicals, but its essentially made of fiberglass and cotton fiber, so it can [and does] burn. After 10 years of exposure to the elements and heat, I doubt it has much fire resistance left.

Primarily, it is to insulate the hood from engine heat. There is also some acoustic value in deadening engine noise.
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yea the felt is coated with somthing, because felt burns, and insulation is fire resistant.
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