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PostPosted: Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:38 pm 
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I totally forgot I took these pictures, but the latest modification I'd done to my Camaro was over the summer meet. Sound deadening tiles from sound deadener showdown, and added some foam and jute underlay insulation. I also tried to fix some of the rattles in the rear hatch area, but that was only marginally effective so far.

I know they look haphazardly placed, but I put them centered over the areas that seemed to have the loudest booming/reverberation.
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Then strategically placed some 1/2" closed cell foam over any single layer of sheet metal on the floor pan. Over the top of this I put the jute underlay, then the carpet
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One of the other things I tried on this was using a high-loft sound absorbing material behind the trim panels (doors, sails, hatch, headliner, etc...
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I didn't get as many pictures as I would have liked, but someday somebody might upload some pictures from the meet, and I'm sure you can see all the fun I had.

Overall it worked out very well. But it also made some of the other rattles and noises much more pronounced. But I'll be doing some more work on it this spring. I need to get new rear springs, new shocks, new bump stops, maybe another performance upgrade for the motor. But the biggest thing is fixing the exhaust so it stops hitting the trans crossmemeber, the associated exhaust leak, and re-do the hatch area again to attempt to silence the crap plastic back there. If I get really motivated I'll get some stretchable faux suede and a new headliner base that isn't broken and poorly repaired (I couldn't un-do that tragedy); one that actually fits... Then wrap all the trim as well as that layer of material will help with preventing rattles.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:48 am 
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Quite the project...but then again, you never shy away from digging deep. Made any progress over the winter?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:48 am 
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Winter for me is normally reserved for house projects and acquiring parts for my next car project. I have a bathroom remodel going on right now.

That being said, expect to see some major overhauls on this car this year. I'm going to be finishing my truck interior and some other small things, finishing the '97 LeSabre, all of which should be fairly quick and simple, then moving on to this car again.

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'93 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi - Twincharged, manual, racecar! Build thread
'97 Chevy Camaro - 3800, T5, T-tops, my DD
'05 Cadillac STS - V8, AWD, her DD
'89 Buick LeSabre Limited - winter DD
'84 GMC Sierra Classic - Twin turbo 3800
'97 Buick LeSabre - L67 project
'92 Pontiac Bonneville SSE future project

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'87 Buick LeSabre T-type - future victim
'67 Buick LeSabre - future victim


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