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Today 06:39 AM
Too Many Projects Pics of the headliner in my '38.







Today 06:26 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
They told me upfront that the aluma coat was way behind, like 2-3 weeks out.
I think it took about 3 weeks to get here.
We get them raw to make any "adjustments" for fit and then have them cermachromed locally.
Today 05:53 AM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Leakie View Post

Did you get a stereo?
Yes I did, and an amp.
Pretty cheap stuff
The amp was only $59
that's how I choose which one to get.

The stereo was $99
I picked that one because it has big dumb buttons.
I am considering mounting it under the drivers seat, so I don't want to have to look, it needed to be braille friendly.

I already owned the speaker
I hope the amp is big enough to run it
(i am assuming I will have to bridge it)

Yesterday 07:56 PM
matts37chev I wish I could afford enough dynamat to do everything, but I have too many other things I need to spend money on.
Not to mention, building my 37, when I get the 38 how i want it.
Yesterday 06:21 PM
Trophyman
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Originally Posted by Leakie View Post
Both my 37 and my CTS are very comfortable, and I enjoy them both for what they are. I never drank the insulation "cool aid" to believe that I could turn my nearly 80 year old street rod into anything near as quiet or as climate controlled as my Cadillac, nor would I want to.
I wish you the best on your endeavor.
My wife has a 2012 CTS-V wagon. Very nice car and comfortable. Drove it out to daughters in Phoenix, AZ. lost that comfort someplace between Texas and New Mexico.

One of the things I love about our hobby is seeing how individuals build THEIR idea of what a "hot rod" is. The one I'm building now will be different, for sure.
Yesterday 05:31 PM
Leakie
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Originally Posted by Trophyman View Post
When I lived "up north" I didn't concern myself so much with keeping the car cool, or quiet for that matter. Some cars that I've built I wanted to hear everything coming from that engine. Now, more interested in being comfortable.

Am I building a hot rod or a Cadillac???

Yep
Both my 37 and my CTS are very comfortable, and I enjoy them both for what they are. I never drank the insulation "cool aid" to believe that I could turn my nearly 80 year old street rod into anything near as quiet or as climate controlled as my Cadillac, nor would I want to.
I wish you the best on your endeavor.
Yesterday 03:47 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Glad you got them.
We've been waiting 3 weeks for a set for a friend's '72 Chevelle. NOT happy with them and their constant excuses why they are late.
They told me upfront that the aluma coat was way behind, like 2-3 weeks out.
I think it took about 3 weeks to get here.
Yesterday 02:57 PM
Trophyman
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Originally Posted by Leakie View Post
Like I said, you have to decide what works for. I live in NY so super insulation would be a waste of money for me, if you live in FL you'd be nuts not to. I do not have A/C in my car, no need for it here, I have fairly loud exhaust on my car so it would not matter how much sound deadener was in it because it would not block the noise cruising around with the windows down. Like I said you have got to decide what works best for you, are you building a street rod or a Cadillac?
When I lived "up north" I didn't concern myself so much with keeping the car cool, or quiet for that matter. Some cars that I've built I wanted to hear everything coming from that engine. Now, more interested in being comfortable.

Am I building a hot rod or a Cadillac???

Yep
Yesterday 05:03 AM
Too Many Projects
Quote:
Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
Mail call !!!

Glad you got them.
We've been waiting 3 weeks for a set for a friend's '72 Chevelle. NOT happy with them and their constant excuses why they are late.
07-29-2015 11:02 PM
Leakie
Insulation

Like I said, you have to decide what works for. I live in NY so super insulation would be a waste of money for me, if you live in FL you'd be nuts not to. I do not have A/C in my car, no need for it here, I have fairly loud exhaust on my car so it would not matter how much sound deadener was in it because it would not block the noise cruising around with the windows down. Like I said you have got to decide what works best for you, are you building a street rod or a Cadillac?
07-29-2015 09:30 PM
Trophyman I firmly believe that in most things you get what you pay for. vehicle insulation is no exception. I want my cars to be quiet, cool and warm. I spray a ceramic coating on the underside of my cars and the entire interior. I then cover all interior surfaces with Dynamat then some type of thermal barrier.

I've used Reflectix, the foil backed products from home improvement stores, and it's not bad. EZ Cool is a far superior product in my opinion. I have both of them here at my shop. The product from home depot is a foil liner with what looks like bubble wrap sandwiched in between.

EZ-Cool is also a foil backed product, but it has foam sandwiched in between. I've placed both on hot asphalt with my hand on top and there is a noticeable difference.
07-29-2015 07:40 PM
Leakie
Insulation

I know a couple of guys that used that EZCool and were happy with it. I also know guys that used those rolls of reflective insulation from Home Depot and we're happy with that. I have seen them both and they look the same to me but they say they are different, you just have to decide what works best for you.

Did you get a stereo?

Nice headers!
07-29-2015 07:31 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Leakie View Post
So Matt,is your head ready to explode from of all the different insulation's out there. Each one saying "buy me, mine is the best!"
Boy isn't that the truth.
I have some of the thin dynaliner and a roll of their tape, I had got from cartoys on a gift certificate for the 37.
So when I went in there last week to buy a stereo (they were having a sale) I also bought a big package of dynamat extreme.
It should be enough to get it close enough for that stuff.

However I would like to get some cheap insulation to help out in a few places.
07-29-2015 07:25 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
It sure looks pretty good, i am about to redo mine, i am waiting for the new headers to get here.
Mail call !!!

07-29-2015 06:09 PM
Leakie
Insulation

So Matt,is your head ready to explode from of all the different insulation's out there. Each one saying "buy me, mine is the best!"
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