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  • Body / Glass: Hood insulation installation

    Hi all doing research on the under hood insulation install for my 64 Hawk.

    Does it really just use spray adhesive? I looked up
    posts and the below was mentioned:

    3M Super Trim Adhesive Yellow - part # 08090

    Will that really stand up to the heat? Is there a more modern solution for installation?

    Thanks!
    1964 Studebaker GT Hawk
    1970 Jaguar E-Type 2+2
    2003 Ferrari 575 Maranello (3 Pedal)
    2007 Jaguar XK Convertible
    2011 Jaguar XJL 5.0 SC

  • #2
    I used that same adhesive, worked great. It's messy to work with so make sure the engine and fenders are well covered. It's been 3 years and no sag, seems to be holding up well.

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    • #3
      I don't mean to offer advise where it is not asked for, but "dsd" is relatively new to the forum. Remember that the hood insulation on GT Hawks is offset to the passenger side of the hood. I can offer this for sure on the 1963, but, I believe it also applies to the 1964.

      Perry
      \'50 Business Champion
      \'50 Starlight Champion
      \'60 Lark Convertible,
      \'63 GT R1,
      \'67 Triumph TR4A

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      • #4
        Thanks, all information is welcome. The car has the foam (probably generic or repro) just not attached. The foam looks bigger than the partial, but I haven’t done a test fitting. We were just concerned that spray adhesive was really the answer. We are more familiar with European cars and there are usually clips or shields on the engine.

        1964 Studebaker GT Hawk
        1970 Jaguar E-Type 2+2
        2003 Ferrari 575 Maranello (3 Pedal)
        2007 Jaguar XK Convertible
        2011 Jaguar XJL 5.0 SC

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        • #5
          Applying it is a LOT easier if you take the hood off the car and turn it upside down.
          RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

          17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
          10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
          10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
          4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
          5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
          56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
          60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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          • #6
            Follow the 3M instructions exactly. Taking shortcuts will lead to partial failure.
            Skip Lackie

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            • #7
              My 55 Commander Sedan has that same offset location pattern under the hood. I was wondering about that. Could that have been a heat shield? Why off to the side? It had a single exhaust, maybe that was enough to cause the offset.

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              • #8
                I believe this was discussed before. Wasn't it offset to keep it away from the battery?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by abkco View Post
                  I believe this was discussed before. Wasn't it offset to keep it away from the battery?
                  Yes, it is.
                  Gary L.
                  Wappinger, NY

                  SDC member since 1968
                  Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                  • #10
                    I wonder if it’s still needed with modern batteries? I’ll have mine offset, just curious.
                    1964 Studebaker GT Hawk
                    1970 Jaguar E-Type 2+2
                    2003 Ferrari 575 Maranello (3 Pedal)
                    2007 Jaguar XK Convertible
                    2011 Jaguar XJL 5.0 SC

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by dsd View Post
                      I wonder if it’s still needed with modern batteries? I’ll have mine offset, just curious.
                      Yes, the terminals are still there and you always want to keep heat away from the battery, not insulate the engine heat to it.
                      Gary L.
                      Wappinger, NY

                      SDC member since 1968
                      Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by studegary View Post

                        Yes, the terminals are still there and you always want to keep heat away from the battery, not insulate the engine heat to it.
                        So then, what purpose does it serve, when installed on the passenger side? I'm sure I've heard this before, but now, it's not coming to me!

                        Mark
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by S2Deluxe View Post

                          So then, what purpose does it serve, when installed on the passenger side? I'm sure I've heard this before, but now, it's not coming to me!

                          Mark
                          I believe that the main purpose is sound deadening. Of course there is also some insulation to save the hood paint.
                          Gary L.
                          Wappinger, NY

                          SDC member since 1968
                          Studebaker enthusiast much longer

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                          • #14
                            This was Studes' explanation back in '55.......

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                            • #15
                              Cool information from 1955! looks like it was partly to save money. It doesn't mention the heat over the battery, but that theory makes sense also.

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