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#1 jdcrawler OFFLINE  

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Posted July 25, 2012 - 09:24 AM

With the engine and driveline all finished, I'm working on the interior.
This old truck still had the original firewall insulating pad in it but it was in sad shape so I bought this new firewall padding to put in it.
This is a heavy rubber with a 1/2 inch jute-felt backing for sound deadening and heat insulating.

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Starting with the center setback, I made a template for the size and shape.

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This pattern is then transferred to the firewall pad.

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Extra material is marked out at the cuts where the pad will be formed around so that there is a strip to overlap the seams.

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Here's how it looks on the firewall.
The whole pad is glued to the metal with spray adhesive and the strips to overlap the seam joints are glued with weatherstrip adhesive.

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The flat panel for the rest of the firewall is then glued in place.

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This insulating padding will go on the floor under the rubber floor mat.
It is double sided aluminum foil with 3/8 inch jute-felt insulation in-between.

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Posted July 25, 2012 - 09:36 AM

Ray, That should really help keep your feet from getting hot. Nice Job Again !! :thumbs:
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Posted July 25, 2012 - 10:34 AM

Great work there Ray.
Should keep the cab and your feet a lot cooler
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Posted July 25, 2012 - 10:40 AM

That truck is going to be much better than new when you get done. Nice job on the pad!
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Posted July 25, 2012 - 01:34 PM

The insulation is cut to fit the shape of the floor pan.

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Originally I used a heavy asphalt type pad under the rubber floor mat for sound and heat insulation.
I'm re-using that heavy pad and have glued it onto the top of the jute-felt pad.
This adds more insulation but also adds some stiffness under the rubber floor mat.

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Posted July 25, 2012 - 04:27 PM

Once again Ray thanks for documenting this so clearly. This thread will be very valuable for anyone doing something similar. You sure are doing a thorough and high quality job of this re power/upgrade.
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Posted July 25, 2012 - 06:30 PM

Looking great Ray, now get on the road lol.
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Posted July 25, 2012 - 08:44 PM

I'll take one just like it when you are done! Or you can just pass that one on to me! :laughingteeth: :laughingteeth: Lookin' awesome Ray!! Keep it up!!


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Posted July 30, 2012 - 10:54 AM

The rubber floor mat that was designed for this truck does not fit as it should because the center hump is modified so much.
So I used some of the firewall insulating material and fit it over the center hump.
This is done in two sections and the seam between the two pieces is glued together with black weather strip adhesive.

Then I cut the center part out of the rubber floor mat and just used the two side pieces for the floor.
The edge of the rubber floor mat is glued to the rubber material over the center hump with the weather strip adhesive.

Here is the finished floor mat.

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Posted July 30, 2012 - 11:09 AM

Neat as a pin Ray! She's turning out super slick!
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Posted July 30, 2012 - 12:14 PM

Just another perfect job. It's about ready for some seat time isn't it? :bounce:
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