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  • Fiberglass hood insulation

    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.

    Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

  • #2
    I vote for the smooth side being the one that is glued.

    Tim K.
    '64 R2 GT Hawk
    Tim K.
    \'64 R2 GT Hawk

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    • #3
      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
      Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
      '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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      • #4
        Thanks Paul, I will pass on the info.

        Leonard Shepherd, editor, The Commanding Leader, Central Virginia Chapter, http://centralvirginiachapter.org/

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        • #5
          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.
          Frank van Doorn
          Omaha, Ne.
          1962 GT Hawk 289 4 speed
          1941 Champion streetrod, R-2 Powered, GM 200-4R trans.
          1952 V-8 232 Commander State "Starliner" hardtop OD

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          • #6
            "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
            Joe Roberts
            '61 R1 Champ
            '65 Cruiser
            Eastern North Carolina Chapter

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            • #7


              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.
              Frank van Doorn
              Omaha, Ne.
              1962 GT Hawk 289 4 speed
              1941 Champion streetrod, R-2 Powered, GM 200-4R trans.
              1952 V-8 232 Commander State "Starliner" hardtop OD

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              • #8
                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.

                This is the same repro with the rough (batt" side up.

                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). The batt side is down.

                This is a repro pad I installed wrong side down in my '64 Daytona convertible.

                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
                Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
                '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine

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                • #9
                  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)
                  Gary L.
                  Wappinger, NY

                  SDC member since 1968
                  Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                  • #10
                    I've also done the smooth side in.

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