My (UK based) Apal was bought - semi-finished - which had some good and bad points! I'm now going for a 2l Subaru conversion, so the broken type 1 1600 will be removed. There isn't a proper bulkhead between the engine bay and and the rear 'seat' area. There is a really useful cubby hole behind the seating area made from plywood, but I feel there should be some division between that and the engine bay. The Subaru engine maybe isn't as noisy and hot, but should I have something in between?
In real cars it was called a fire wall - neither fiberglass nor plywood would stop any fire. I would keep that space and use it for a dry space for the ECU and air cleaner. I'd cover the fiberglass/plywood with some kind of fireproof noise deadener. I always like the look of machine tooled (swirled) aluminum.
I used Dynamat then 16 gauge aluminum. Nice look and functional.
> I used Dynamat then 16 gauge aluminum. Nice look and functional.
Sounds like a good plan. Cutting the aluminium (uk!!) to shape will be a challenge. Template making first I guess. I plan to take the old engine out to make the job easier, and I'm then having a Subaru 2l fitted.