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Old 06-12-2012, 05:09 PM   #51
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How well does it seal to the floor?
Honestly, not worth a crap. I am replacing all of that weather stripping. Luckily it's just the standard pinch molding all of the auto parts places carry. The front two clips are bad too and I am replacing those, so I hope to get a much better seal. I will report back with my results.
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:25 PM   #52
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I've played with that too and what you did will make an improvement. The only shortfall I encountered was that the glue I used didn't like the heat and let go. I eventually used some rivit like things I found in a junk aircraft parts place--that solved the problem.
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Old 06-13-2012, 12:10 AM   #53
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I got it installed tonight with the two new latches on the front and the new weatherstrip. I think it looks much better and it sounds much quieter in the driveway... I will try to go out for a test driver tomorrow night and get it warm enough for the high fan to kick on... that will tell the tale.

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Old 06-13-2012, 08:50 AM   #54
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Looks good, now you need to do the floorboard and firewall....... I think that would help some too!
Just my 2 cents........ for what it's worth......
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:09 AM   #55
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Looks good, now you need to do the floorboard and firewall....... I think that would help some too!
Just my 2 cents........ for what it's worth......
Yeah, I know. Not really looking forward to that job, but pretty much resigned myself to the same
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Old 06-13-2012, 10:15 PM   #56
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Re: Fear Fair Prison Party Bus

Decided if a job's worth doing, it's worth doing right. So all exposed metal from the rear of the engine cover forward is going to get a couple layers of peel & seal (to save money over Dynamat) and then Herculiner just like the engine cover. It should help with looks, plus sound and heat infiltration into the cockpit. It would have been nice to put the peel & seal on the underside and just the bedliner on top, but with the rust, etc. it would take many hours to work to make a surface that it would adhere to.

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Old 06-15-2012, 09:49 PM   #57
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More progress on sound deadener. Just the drivers footwell area and a few second layers in the morning then it's on to Herculiner over all of it.



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Old 06-16-2012, 04:27 AM   #58
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Re: Fear Fair Prison Party Bus

Not sure if your FE is like mine(mine is noisey so I will be doing similar) I have a 3" hole in the top nearwhere that black circle is.
I thought it was a vent for defrost....nope mine is just a hole straight into engine compartment...WTF
So a lot of noise comes thru there.
What sucks is going to be sealing it all but making it so it can all unbolt and be removed for major repairs if needed later
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Old 06-16-2012, 07:31 PM   #59
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What a hot, sweaty, sticky, nasty job! But it's done. I didn't get the Herculiner on my dookus, but I did get some in my hair. Thank goodness for Goof Off.





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Nice job--it should be real quiet now. Do you know if herculon is paintable?
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