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lstude
10-17-2006, 06:04 PM
One of our club members who is restoring a 57 Packard wagon asked me this question and I don't know the answer. Can anyone help?

Getting ready to put a heat /insulation pad under the hood of the 57 Packard Wagon. Do you know which side gets glued to the hood,the smooth or rough side.

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GTtim
10-17-2006, 07:21 PM
I vote for the smooth side being the one that is glued.

Tim K.
'64 R2 GT Hawk

53k
10-17-2006, 09:11 PM
quote:Originally posted by lstude

One of our club members who is restoring a 57 Packard wagon asked me this question and I don't know the answer. Can anyone help?

Getting ready to put a heat /insulation pad under the hood of the 57 Packard Wagon. Do you know which side gets glued to the hood,the smooth or rough side.


If you are talking about a reproduction pad which is black on one side and natural fiberglass batting on the other, the black side remains exposed (the fiberglass gets glued). Tell him to buy an can of 3M Super spray adhesive, not just 3M spray adhesive. Follow directions, but get it right the first time. It bonds instantly- no room to correct mis-alignment.

[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/Copy%20of%20DaytonaConvert7-20-06.JPG[/img=right]

Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

lstude
10-21-2006, 10:42 AM
Thanks Paul, I will pass on the info.

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41 Frank
10-21-2006, 11:39 AM
All my cars had the pads glued on by myself with the fiberglass batting facing out which I am sure is correct as they have never been deducted for incorrect installation by any judging in SDC.
Gluing it on the other way would cause it to fall off and possibly entangle itself in your fan blade.

JRoberts
10-23-2006, 08:54 PM
"All my cars had the pads glued on by myself with the fiberglass batting facing out which I am sure is correct as they have never been deducted for incorrect installation by any judging in SDC."

Now, Frank. From what I have heard about judging lately this doesn't necessarily have to follow.<g> I just couldn't let that go without a comment.
Joe Roberts

41 Frank
10-23-2006, 09:35 PM
Now, Frank. From what I have heard about judging lately this doesn't necessarily have to follow.<g> I just couldn't let that go without a comment.
Joe Roberts
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Well Joe my feelings on judging are well known if you have been following it on the Omaha meet Forum.<G> But anyway seriously most pads have a mesh on one side and batting on the other, the mesh no doubt keeps the batting from falling apart as you glue it to the hood.I was gigged 2 points for some dirt on the batting on one of my cars, I can't be accused of not driving them.

53k
10-24-2006, 06:19 PM
quote:Originally posted by JRoberts

"All my cars had the pads glued on by myself with the fiberglass batting facing out which I am sure is correct as they have never been deducted for incorrect installation by any judging in SDC."

Now, Frank. From what I have heard about judging lately this doesn't necessarily have to follow.<g> I just couldn't let that go without a comment.
Joe Roberts

I stand corrected by Frank's observation- CRS strikes again:).
Just to clarify which side is which, this is a reproduction pad with the "smooth" side up.
http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Repro-%20smooth%20surface.JPG
This is the same repro with the rough (batt" side up.
http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Repro-%20batt%20side.JPG
This is the original pad in my '64 Daytona Wagonaire (note how crooked it is- I guess factory guys had trouble lining them up too:D). The batt side is down.
http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Original%2064%20installation.JPG
This is a repro pad I installed wrong side down in my '64 Daytona convertible.
http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/Installed-%20smooth%20down.JPG
It does stick ok this way and IMHO does look better. BTW. judges at the zone meet didn't catch it:):).


[img=right]http://www.frontiernet.net/~thejohnsons/64%20Daytona%20Convertible/Copy%20of%20DaytonaConvert7-20-06.JPG[/img=right]

Paul Johnson
'53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
'64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
'64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
Museum R-4 engine

studegary
10-25-2006, 03:32 PM
With the batt side down it acts as a sound deadener as well as a heat insulator.

Gary L.
Wappinger, NY

1959 DeLuxe pickup (restomod)

theGman
10-25-2006, 06:23 PM
I've also done the smooth side in.