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insulation & sound deadener???
#1427163 Mon Oct 18 2021 03:07 PM
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I'm about to a point where I need to install cab insulation / sound deadener, If I'm going to install it at all. I'd like some advice on whether or not it is really worth it, and if so, what are the most important areas of the cab to install it in. Any other tips, info, etc. appreciated.


Mike Burns
1940 Chev 1/2 ton
1953 Chev 1/2 ton
1953 Ford Victoria
1950 Studebaker Starlight Coupe
Re: insulation & sound deadener???
Mike Burns #1427169 Mon Oct 18 2021 04:46 PM
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My firewall pad was definitely worthwile for sound.
My insulation under the rubber floor mat and the actual mat was a huge difference.
The leftover heat reflective backed insulation that i pieced together and put above the headliner also made a noticeable difference. Mind you I was driving this truck the entire time since i leaned the parts together a few years ago. I drove it with the bed ratchet strapped down for months before i had the crossmembers, floor, hardware, ect……. So i could tell everytime I fixed a rattle or squeak or just tightened up something. The insulation and stuff I did inside was 100% worthwhile. The new door weatherstripping also helped. Now when you shut the door its a nice solid positive “thud” that you can tell is mostly air tight. The AC I have in it will make your legs go numb and the small recirculating heater I run in the dead of winter in CT has no problem keeping anyone in the cab nice and toasty. I also sealed up every single hole in the firewall with either a plastic plug or some kind of grommet/sealer combo. Only open holes into the cab are around the felt parts around where pedals come through floor.

Re: insulation & sound deadener???
Mike Burns #1427173 Mon Oct 18 2021 05:24 PM
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i did not see a significant difference with the floor. I have not install on the roof under the headliner or in the doors yet. I feel that is going to be a big difference. It seems like most of the noise is coming from the roof.


Dave from Northern Kentucky
My 54 3100
Re: insulation & sound deadener???
Mike Burns #1427184 Mon Oct 18 2021 07:50 PM
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Thanks guys. That is all very helpful. I have my cab pretty well sealed up as far as holes go. Based on your experiences, I’m going to go ahead with insulation. My truck is going to be a daily, short haul driver, so I want it to be reasonably comfortable.


Mike Burns
1940 Chev 1/2 ton
1953 Chev 1/2 ton
1953 Ford Victoria
1950 Studebaker Starlight Coupe
Re: insulation & sound deadener???
Mike Burns #1427234 Tue Oct 19 2021 03:31 AM
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A teacher, but always an apprentice.
You won’t regret it one bit doing it all. I did my roof, doors, floor, back wall, and firewall and, as BarnFind says, my doors go “thud.” In fact the cab is so well sealed, it actually helps to crack a window or vent when I close the door as it “pressures up” when closing the door quickly. Toasty when I want it, too.

I used some dynamat deadener, but I did not cover each area fully, say roughly 65-75% on each area. I then covered all areas with the aluminum bubble foil insulation. It has been great.


Do it!

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Re: insulation & sound deadener???
Fox #1429702 Wed Nov 10 2021 02:14 AM
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I used some dynamat deadener, but I did not cover each area fully, say roughly 65-75% on each area. I then covered all areas with the aluminum bubble foil insulation. It has been great.

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I did the same thing but put carpet over the floor!

Chris


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