Gearbox tunnel - foam cover

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#1 Gearbox tunnel - foam cover

Post by Steve1967 » Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:23 am

Hi, can anyone advise me if the 2" thick foam insert between the gearbox top and the tunnel cover is made of anything special? ie is it fire or oil resistant etc.

I have some foam I can use to do this but its from a sofa!!

Would there be a problem using this?

Many thanks

Steve
Steve living in Tewkesbury, UK
1967 E Type 4.2 series 1.5 roadster 80% completed restoration
1960 Austin Healey 3000 BT7 restoration complete!

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#2 Re: Gearbox tunnel - foam cover

Post by mgcjag » Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:33 am

Hi Steve....i used the blue foam from an upholster. ....its working ok....Steve
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#3 Re: Gearbox tunnel - foam cover

Post by Steve1967 » Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:42 am

Thanks very much.

I have now found an earlier thread on this which answers all my questions.

I should have looked more thoroughly first. It appears to be OK!!

Thanks again.

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#4 Re: Gearbox tunnel - foam cover

Post by tim wood » Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:28 pm

I would have thought that fire retardant foam would be a wise choice. Modern furniture foam should be ok and the furniture marked as such.
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