Discussion in 'Resto Corner' started by Hutchie, Aug 25, 2019.
Stopping is as important as going, so worth doing.....
I thought stopping was more important then going
I think they’re equal....... they say “speed kills”, but infact it’s not the speed that kills... it’s actually the sudden stopping!
Pressing on !
I am having a crack at putting the door rubbers on today. First question, I have some Loctite 30540 black contact adhesive that I used for seals on the pop top, can I use that or would it be better to use some 3m weatherstrip adhesive which is coming next week?.
Next Q, do you insert these little plastic clips I to the rubber and then press them on, or insert them into the door frame first and then clip the rubber on?
I would insert them into the rubber then press them in but be careful that they dont fall inside the rubber.
Thanks Phil, I will give that a go but have decided to wait for the 3M weatherstrip adhesive. In the meantime it’s back on with more sound deadening.
One layer of Dynamat Extreme, followed up with 10mm Aluminum backed foam over the top.
Central locking solenoid mounted up !
A closed cell foam but what's the chance of it holding moisture on edges even short term ?
There's always some water that runs through the doors.
Obviously the dynamat is sealing under it and some tectyl or similar into folds .
Probably overthinking it
Just mulling it over .
What do you mean ..... take it out in the rain.
Just when you wash it.
Minor setback tonight. I think that I was in a rush to get my van into the paint shop and as a result I decided to leave the original factory sound deadening that they placed in the drivers footwell in place. At the time I can remember thinking that it was solid, upon closer inspection tonight I realised that was not the case. Just as I was about to lay Dynamat over the top I found a patch the seemed a little loose so I picked at it with a screwdriver, to my horror a whole chunk came up. Thankfully there was no rust underneath, but now the whole lot will need to come up for inspection and piece of mind before I lay any more Dynamat.
you have factory sound deadening???
My CL, has it under the front floor mats like above, and across the top of the engine bay in the rear.
Ok - I have it in the back across the engine bay but not the front
My syncro has the same - except the previous Owner of my van painted the area above the engine and removed all of the sound proofing. I need to install some more.
My 2wd has that lift-able cork stuff everywhere except the engine bay top which has the same as Grants. They are a varied lot these vans.
Hah ha ........ ain’t that the truth
I tackled the factory sound deadening on the floor pan with a multi tool tonight.
It only took about 20 mins to get rid of most of it
I then poured some Glue Rid on and agitated the surface with an old paint brush. Though stuff...great for the sinuses
It didn’t take long before the remaining residue had tuned to a gooey black soup (I think that I nearly turned to a gooey black soup anyway). I then just mopped this up with some rags to leave a nice clean surface again. Best of all .....no rust
In amongst all this excitement I decided to check on some screws/bolts that were really rusty so I have been soaking them in red wine vinegar since the weekend.
Pretty good result, some of these were very rusty.
Also received a care package from the US ... some stuff from GW/VC and.... a fog lamp switch which I will be hooking up to an LED Light Bar. It came out of a Porsche 944 but just slots right into the dash .
Oh, There were only a few minor patches in the floor pan where I have exposed metal, what would y’all use to seal over it ?
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