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Old May 6th, 2004, 07:45 AM
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As some of you may have read, I just filled in all of the fire department drilled holes, filled all of the rivet holes, stripped, painted and put new glass in my metal hard top. Before I put it back on the truck, I also insulated it. I used the heat shield mat that JC Whitney sells. I only had enough to do the back vertical part around the window. Even with the complete top surface waiting for the UPS truck to bring me more, I can tell a tremendous difference in noise. It no longer feels like I am inside a coffee can rolling down a hill.

I didn't expect this big of a difference. I was looking more for thermal insulation. I can only imagine what the difference would be with the entire top done and thick, thick bedliner applied to the cab tub.
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Insulation does help. Last weekend I installed a "headliner" I made out of some masonite into the hard top. I added some foam rubber between the headliner and top mostly to help pad the new dome light I added but it helped with noise too.

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