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Projects We gutted the old beater now what?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Feb 16, 2019.

    Joined: Nov 13, 2002
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    I sprayed the interior of my old sedan with a product called Lizard skin, it worked great for heat and sound reduction. It also seemed to tighten up the whole car no rattles. Let us know what you end up doing please
  2. jazz1
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,458


    I used that stuff as well, it might have better sound deadening quality if it were applied with glue. I'm replacing it with the Home Depot peel and stick, this has been in the planning stages for 6 or 7 years.
  3. We used the kilmat. HRP


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  4. Today we worked on repairing the broken window channel guide, replaced the '32 wide window felt and used windshield sealer to embed the glass in the window channel.

    The kick panels and firewall panel has been made.



    Got the headliner in this week, looks darker than it really is in this photo.


    Dave sewed a design in the headliner to mimic the top insert to break up the look. HRP

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  5. AngleDrive
    Joined: Mar 9, 2006
    Posts: 673

    from Florida

    Charlies Rod Shop
    Grafton, Mass
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  6. We are making a little progress, the headliner is in,the carpet, the back panel & the panel around the back window, both rear side panels and the "B" post on both sides, hopefully we can get the door panels done this week and start the seats next week. HRP






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  7. The37Kid
    Joined: Apr 30, 2004
    Posts: 25,772


    Smells like a new car.
  8. jim snow
    Joined: Feb 16, 2007
    Posts: 771

    jim snow

    Good stuff! Snowman
  9. Hombre
    Joined: Aug 22, 2008
    Posts: 815


    Damn Danny that is a hell of a nice job!
  10. Black_Sheep
    Joined: May 22, 2010
    Posts: 950


    That's a rich looking shade of brown, very nice...
  11. 3banjos
    Joined: May 24, 2008
    Posts: 459

    from NZ

    Cool old car, interior's looking good. I'd consider swapping out those hideous heater knobs. Just not quite in keeping. Thats me being petty.
  12. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 14,076


    Any pics of the headliner construction method? It's obviously not a segmented headliner like original. Is it glued to a large panel, and that is attached to the bows somehow?
  13. Being closed up in the shop about all I can smell is the glue Dave's been spraying.

    Thank you sir.

    Thanks man.

    Kinda has the look of a old worn leather jacket, actually looks better than I thought it would.

    Thank you, I have already been thinking about changing the knobs for something a little more in keeping with the style, That's one of the things I will address that when I get the car back home. HRP
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  14. Dave did that when I was out of town, but you hit the nail on the head, he used a sheet of luan paneling and screwed it to the existing surrounding wood and top bows, then covered a piece of upholstery board with the material then he sprayed both the top luan and the back of the upholstery board, let it tack and glued it in place.

    The material was left intentionally long where he could pull it to the wood tack strips and staple, the rear seating area material around the window covers up the loose edge of the top, if that makes any sense. HRP

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  15. MMMmmm...glue! :D
    Just kidding, it's really looking good! Keep posting pics.
  16. Tom, did you find someone to do your side curtains? HRP
  17. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 3,035

    from Oregon

    I will be waiting for your final analysis say over a 4 to 6 month period how that matting holds up and if you are okay with , happy or give it an A+ on sound deadening/insulation qualities. I know from your statements in the past that you drive your hot rod a lot ,so I feel your experiences will be closer to real world than a car that hits a show or two or local cruise ins or periodically driven. I really like the time and finesse you are putting with that interior. I imagine you will enjoy all the upgrades.
  18. Nostrebor
    Joined: Jun 25, 2014
    Posts: 730


    Thanks for sharing all the details. I am not far from doing a bunch of interior stuff on my 51 so threads like this are appreciated!
  19. We will put close to 450 miles on the car the first weekend in May for the Nat's South and 600 miles the first weekend in June for the All Deuce Run, then a short trip the middle of May a short 220 mile trip to SIMS.

    I don't have any firm plans for other trips but I can guarantee you I will be putting a lot of miles on the car, I;ll keep you posted on how every thing works out.

    I have noticed that with just what has been finished the car sounds quieter, I can tap on the body and it has a very solid,dense sound. HRP
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  20. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
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    Blue One
    from Alberta

    Hey Danny are you sure you were tapping on the car and not your head ? :D:D:D

    Just kidding, I love what your interior looks like so far and the old beater isn’t going to be as much of a beater anymore.

    A big improvement and the car will probably be more fun too being quieter and more comfortable.
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  21. Very nice! I know you're glad to be getting it done.
    Are the black curved panels at the back ABS or upholstery board?
  22. Bill, it's all upholstery board and foam, Dave use heavy black plastic on the back of the boards to protect it from any moisture from rain or washing getting in around the windows. HRP
  23. Got started early today and Dave finished up both the front door panels, I agonized about sewing in pleats like the seat or just doing a simple square pattern with rounded edges, I think we made the right decision.



    We wrapped up today with finishing the rear of the back seat and installing it.

    As you can see we decided to stick with the original wide pleat look instead of the hot rod style narrow roll & pleat.



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  24. Mike Colemire
    Joined: May 18, 2013
    Posts: 952

    Mike Colemire

    Door panels along with everything else looks great!
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  25. Dick Stevens
    Joined: Aug 7, 2012
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    Dick Stevens

    This is one of those times when less is more! Wise decision to KISS. I love the wide pleats, they look so much better than narrow pleats IMHO :cool:
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  26. i.rant
    Joined: Nov 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,556

    from Illinois
    1. 1940 Ford

    Lookin’ good, color and style perfect choice for your car. :)
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  27. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 5,648

    from Michigan

    Yeah...good choices all-around, Danny.
    The color, the stitching...
    Simple. Timeless. Easy on the eyes.
    Looks really nice.
    Gonna be easier on you and Brenda too. Enjoy it!
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  28. I like it. Simple is much classier.

    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
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  29. Blue One
    Joined: Feb 6, 2010
    Posts: 9,716

    Blue One
    from Alberta

    That’s really nice Danny. Perfect.
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  30. Latigo
    Joined: Mar 24, 2014
    Posts: 575


    Looking great. Like you, I’ve been running with a bare interior for years. Might be time to step it up a notch.
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