Soundproofing my '66 Skylark

RonG

Member
I've used Dynamat (and equivalents) on other cars in the past, and it always made a noticeable difference in cutting down road noise.

Has anyone done theirs? Can I get to the exterior surface inside the doors? Kick panels? Under the carpet on the floorboards? Under the rear seat bottom?

If you've done it, how many square feet did it take, and was it worth the effort? A friend says "that's what the radio is for" but I'd like to hear the radio a little better, and road nose is too loud.

Any help appreciated,

Ron
 
Yes you can get to the inner surface of the metal outer door skins by removing the inner door panels and vapor barrier
You will have to work around the glass channels; put the windows all the way up

And most importantly; CLEAN the substrate and degrease/brake clean until you see clean metal. Good adhesion is paramount.

CBM
 

GL03

Active Member
I've used Dynamat (and equivalents) on other cars in the past, and it always made a noticeable difference in cutting down road noise.

Has anyone done theirs? Can I get to the exterior surface inside the doors? Kick panels? Under the carpet on the floorboards? Under the rear seat bottom?

If you've done it, how many square feet did it take, and was it worth the effort? A friend says "that's what the radio is for" but I'd like to hear the radio a little better, and road nose is too loud.

Any help appreciated,

Ron
Carpet is easiest to get to first. You need soft dense foam, with mass loaded vinyl under carpet. Also, use foam tape or rubber liner, like a bicycle inner tube for places you think there is rattling. You can make rubber washers with inner tube material otherwise hardware store has a 6x6 in. small sheet in plumbing if you cant find rubber washers in hardware.
 
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