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seaswirl 01-05-2007 03:57 PM

I'm starting to move along pretty good on my 57 hrdtp.,but there are so many aeras to cover.I move the work around a lot,because It's gets boring working by myself so much,and it keeps me intrested.Hope I'm not boring anyone with what seems to be foolish questions,but the answers I receive keeps me making progress.I'm wire wheeling the interior roof,and does anyone know of anyone who supplies the cardboard like material that is glued to the roof,before you put in the headliner.Don't know if it is for sound,or if it is to keep moisture off the headliner when condensation forms.It's there for a purpose,and I would like to replace it I can find it.

pasadenahotrod 01-05-2007 04:04 PM

That material is a sound deadener. You could use any insulating material up there to do the job.

rj57 01-05-2007 07:03 PM

You can use a sound deading material like dynomat above the headliner. There are cheaper products out there besides dynomat that work just as well.

Working by yourself on any car can get boring at times. I've been working on '57 Chevies since 1970 when I was 12 years old. Got my first a BelAir 2-door Hardtop two years later when I was 14.

My very first car that I still own to this day.

Things kind of snowballed on me after that cause right now I own six (6) '57 Chevies.

I do as much of the work on them that I can. NO ONE touches my '57s!!

OneMoreTime 01-05-2007 10:18 PM

There is an aluminum faced roof patch material at Lowes and Home Depot that is about an 1/8 inch thick which sticks real well..Several fellows have used that for sound deadening in doors and on roofs...Works fine and enough comes in a roll big enough to do a couple of cars for about 12-15$..Good price for something like that..

Durned if I can remeber the right name for it tho..


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red65mustang 01-06-2007 05:50 AM

yup...."strips" of "Peel and Seal" as a sound deadener......on any "flat" panel

also at Lowes/HD....for insulation in the roof (and alot more sound deadening)....."aluminized" mylar bubble wrap in the insulation section...... 18"x25'=$20?
to glue it to the roof (or inside qtrs etc) just use some dabs of 3M weatherstrip adhesive or gasket chinch adhesive or contact cement

only one WARNING!: both are so easy to work with it's addictive!
you start thinking: "where else can I stick some"

footnote:ever notice on Over Hauled the whole bare interior on every car looks like aluminum foil......thats all aluminized bubble wrap

hotrodf1 01-11-2007 10:28 AM

So how does the mylar alumized bubble wrap compare to the ol' jute padding with the aluminum coating on it?

I wouldn't think bubble wrap would do much against sound, if it's like the packing bubble wrap in any way.

red65mustang 01-11-2007 03:59 PM


if jute was the greatest sound deadener known....I would not use it in a it holds moisture like a sponge......causes rust and corrosion inside the car....but hey, I live in the moisture capital of the USA

the mylar bubbles are small, 3/8"(?) so more layers can be the answer.... was able to quiet a loud exhaust note reverbing thru a flat floor panel with 2 layers..... the "Peel and Stick" alone woundn't kill it

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