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I am to the point of details now , and that's good. Today I insulated the steel overhead of my '54 3100. The metal box I've been driving is a real sound chamber - bare steel all around - ; there was actually a trace of a brief echo in there if I clapped my hands when all was quiet.

The product I used is "KOIKEY" , an odd sounding brand name. I was impressed with the reviews on Amazon , bought a small trial pack of the 2 mil for a very small amount of money. Being quite pleased with the product I then ordered a larger quantity of 4 mil sheets.
The seams are taped with an aluminum peel off tape. Rubbing the tape vigorously with fingertips prints the quilted pattern of the insulation on the tape surface , making the seams fairly unobtrusive in most lighting. And boy - the tape sure hides any fitting errors.
I was greatly impressed with the acoustic dampening that resulted from treating just the overhead. As soon as receive more product I'll pull out the bucket seats and treat the floors , gas tank , inside back of cab , firewall and kick panels. Then it's carpet time. (something utilitarian.)

That reflective ceiling looks good to me , purposeful and race car like. Really improves lighting in the rather dark satin black cab too. I am in no hurry to cover it up with a head liner , might just leave it as is.

Enjoy the images.

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Keep us posted as to how the hot Sun affects its stickiness.

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Ok , sure seems well adhered at this point.

Since I got my project reassembled it is pretty much pampered, parked in my garage spring/summer/ fall, nice winter storage. Rarely sits baking in the sun.
I’m 71 , worn out heart. I’ll reap the benefits and let the next guy deal with the insulation if it fails somewhere down the road. (which I doubt)

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I had another reason (that aluminum stuff on the left of the first photo) to unbury my table saw so took some time to put this together. Granted it's not a truck, but it's part of a truck. The original tailgate on my truck was unusable, so became a wall hanging.
Added a "before" picture. Notice the severe bend by the left hand hinge.

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Last edited by klhansen; Sun May 21 2023 02:31 AM. Reason: added "before" pic

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Finished tin on doghouse, covered with sound and heat insulation material on ‘55. Same cab as small trucks.


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Originally Posted by klhansen
I had another reason (that aluminum stuff on the left of the first photo) to unbury my table saw so took some time to put this together. Granted it's not a truck, but it's part of a truck. The original tailgate on my truck was unusable, so became a wall hanging.
Every time I see your TG I regret not bringing mine when we moved to AZ. What a dope! dang ohwell
Took some pics at least.

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It could reasonably be said that you did a good job of thinking outside the box in regards to a part of your truck box.

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Working on my 54 Chevy 3100 that I finished running a new wire harness and now started trouble shooting multiple problems.. disconnected all the starter switch wires and reconnected the battery.. dash lights are somehow hard wired as they came on.. but but.. when I pulled the light switch out to try running lights the dash lights went out.. but the tail lights came on.. I posted this in electrical to get some more ideas but tomorrow I'll be talking to the harness kit company to see what they say..

Here's that discussion in the Electrical Bay.

Last edited by Peggy M; Sun May 21 2023 07:27 PM. Reason: Added link to help

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Getting the ‘63 C-10 ready for the local big show in 2 weeks. The truck has power drum brakes on all 4 corners so since the truck has new paint I thought I would paint the drums to match. The drivers side front wheel came off with a bit of resistance but the passenger front wouldn’t break loose from the center hub of the spindle/drum. Lots of PB Blaster and a BFH and still no satisfaction. Pulled the whole assembly off to get a better persuader on it but still no luck. Going to let it soak overnight and try again in the AM. What I thought would be a 1-2 hour chore is turning into a real adventure.

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I had a ‘90 f… ranger with drum brakes on the rear. Every time I had to remove the rear drums, which was several times (sold it with 260,000 miles on her), they were stuck. I would get out my OA torch and heat the drum to remove it. On one occasion I needed to remove the drum after cleaning it up, applying anti-seeze and reinstalling it and guess what? It was stuck again. A little heat, and it came right off.

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