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Posted: 09/07/19 09:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

BigRabbitMan wrote:

If you are going to fill it, use spray foam.


STBRetired wrote:

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Will help cut further down on noise and provide some insulation for when it's cold outside.




That is kind of what I was thinking. Figured the insulation value would help, as well as cut down on noise.

The only thing there originally was a piece of thin galvanized steel with a thin piece of fiberglass with aluminum foil laying on top of it.


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Bill.Satellite wrote:

Either will work just fine but I suspect a noise insulation blanket will do the job for less money.
I still think you missed the boat by not coating the outside with foam as that would do the best job at sound deadening as rocks slam into your POR or Chemlink or whatever it was you spread on there.




Noise blanket insulation would work.

When I laid out the floor joists, I didn't allow a lot of extra space for the wheel wells. I left enough for the travel of the rear axle plus a little extra.

About an extra inch of foam on the outside would have been about all I could have gotten in there, so I decided to just foam the inside.

The ChemLink will do a lot to help deaden sound. That stuff cures, but stays somewhat flexible, and never fully hardens. I do think it will help absorb sound from debris kicked up from the tires.

Then again, it wouldn't be the first mistake I made in my life, and probably won't be the last. Lol.

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STBRetired wrote:

Hadn't thought about using sound deadening mat. Still, a can of Great Stuff is pretty cheap and fulltimin might already have some sitting around from when he did his insulation.




I did have some extra foam laying around and decided to use it.

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Before I started foaming the inside of the boxes, I figured I needed to go to Lowes and get more spray foam, so I would not run out during the foam process.

Picked up 3 extra cans, just to be sure.



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I foamed in the passenger side, and will need to give it a haircut. A haircut? Yea, you know, just a little off the top please!



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Posted: 09/07/19 09:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After foaming I ended up with these empty 4 cans of foam.



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So, how did all that extra insulation work out?

This is the drivers side.



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Yup, that's all she wrote! Back to Lowes tomorrow for some extra foam. LOL.

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So, I thought I had more than enough foam for the job. Famous last words.

With that, I need to update the spreadsheet again.

Foam today cost me another $33.29.

Last total was $8222.76. So, we now have a new total of $8256.05.

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So, for you to complete just the wheel wells (nice job by the way), there were approximately 210 posts detailing this process. Just for the wheel wells.

I can only imagine what the posts will be like once you start on the cabinets.
I might wait for the Readers Digest version to come out.

You are a man of infinite patience. I am tired just from reading your posts, I can only imagine what it must be like to actually do the work, and provide such detailed posts of your journey.

* This post was edited 09/08/19 09:54am by 2bzy2c *


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2bzy2c wrote:

So, for you to complete just the wheel wells (nice job by the way), there were approximately 210 posts detailing this process. Just for the wheel wells.

I can only imagine what the posts will be like once you start on the cabinets.
I might wait for the Readers Digest version to come out.

You are a man of infinite patience. I am tired just from reading your posts, I can only imagine what it must be like to actually do the work, and provide such detailed posts of your journey.



Yea, I apologize for that. This was one part of the project I just kind of dreaded, and my fiberglassing was not that great in the beginning. After I started adding more layers at at time, things started going much better.

Between that and the extra new work I took on from my niece this summer, just kind of really threw my schedule out of wack.

It will get better. (At least that's the plan). Seems like I've been working on these wheel wells foreverrrrr......

However, I don't plan on doing such detailed pictures and description going forward. Doesn't mean it can't happen, but I certainly hope not.

I do thank you for following, and as I said earlier, posting daily, is one way of keeping myself moving, even though the last little bit has been slow, and probably kind of "dry".

Thanks for letting me know.

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