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Old 05-15-2014, 10:35 AM   #1
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Default Roof Insulation for Victoria/Closed Car - Suggestions?

Seeking suggestions for material to use in the roof of the Victoria. I have insulated and sound deadened the entire body, but need to install some means of insulation or sound-deadener under the overhead fabric headliner. Bubble pack is unsatisfactory because it makes noise while traveling down the road. The top material moves enough to create that "crinkling" sound. The boss hates it. Suggestions?
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Old 05-15-2014, 12:44 PM   #2
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Like this????

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Old 05-15-2014, 01:32 PM   #3
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Default Re: Roof Insulation for Victoria/Closed Car - Suggestions?

Nice work Brent! I wish I would have seen this or thought of it before I installed my roof
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:01 PM   #4
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I insulated mine after the roof was done.
I ran mechanics wire through small holes drilled in the roof bows, about 1/4" above the bottoms, and used screw eyes at both the front and rear. I think I had 5 runs.
After the wires were in place i cut bubble insulation to fit between the bows and slid it in.
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:25 PM   #5
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Default Re: Roof Insulation for Victoria/Closed Car - Suggestions?

Slightly OT: I was wondering what is the best materials to insulate? I've found some R13 insulation in the rear quarter panels, doors and lower cowl installed a few years ago when the car was rebuilt. It's old and kind of messed up. So was planning on replacing with same, but this thread got me wondering about what others may be doing for this. The material in the photos looks like padding, not unlike what is used under carpets in one's living room. Am I right?

Any advice is appreciated!
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:59 PM   #6
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There is insulation and sound dieding material called Dyna Mate and Cool Mate. The Dyna Mate is insulation and sound dieding and has silver like material the reflects the sun rays and heat. Sorry about the misspelling that was not one of my better things in life. Nice Job your doing there.
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Old 05-15-2014, 03:04 PM   #7
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Default Re: Roof Insulation for Victoria/Closed Car - Suggestions?

In one of my British cars, I used a hot water heater insulation kit. It's about 1/2 inch thick, fiberglass insulation, and has plastic lining both sides.

It worked for me.
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Old 05-15-2014, 03:25 PM   #8
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I used Foil Backed fiberglass insulation. The type used in heating and air conditioning ducts. It is about 1 1/2" thick. Ran it in strips lengthwise and removed the insulation for the roof bows. Chicken wire on top of the foil.
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Old 05-15-2014, 03:39 PM   #9
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I don't like to use the pink fiberglass insulation, or any other insulation that can absorb moisture. In the late 70's I had to remove the pink insulation from a customers late model Dodge van. The junk had jammed the window regulator and rusted out the door bottoms.
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Old 05-16-2014, 12:47 PM   #10
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In addition to insulation, I made sure to quiet down any spot where parts meet. I put a strip of Gorilla brand duct tape anywhere two pieces of wood meet, and even more importantly, anywhere wood meets metal. Dang, but those spots can squeak! The Gorilla tape really did the trick.

Also, be sure to pad where the chicken wire slaps against the roof bows.

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