<VV> engine room noise through quarter window opening

jimster1 jimster1 at earthlink.net
Mon Oct 24 14:29:37 EDT 2011

I've used to great success a product called "Peel 'n stick" or something
like that.  It's a roofing product that comes in rolls about six inches
wide.  You can get it at Home Depot or Lowes or similar places.  It's self
adhesive with a gooey mastic on one side and metal foil on the other.  On my
'66 convertible, I took off the panel next to the back seat and by cutting
the stuff into small pieces you can get complete coverage on the outside
fender skin as well as sealing up the inner panel.  Works great.  Now all
the noise is coming in from the outside via the fabric top and\or unzipped
back window.
'66 turbovert

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[mailto:virtualvairs-bounces at corvair.org] On Behalf Of Ramon Rodriguez III
Sent: Monday, October 24, 2011 11:21 AM
To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Subject: <VV> engine room noise through quarter window opening

Hello all,

     Since adding sound deadening material to the interior of my Corvair
I've noticed that most of the remaining engine and road noise I hear is
coming from the quarter panel area.. up past the fuzzies around the back
side window.  What is the best method to seal up and add sound insulation
inside the quarter panel below and behind where the rear window goes down?

     I can gain access pretty easily from behind the rear "door" panel, but
it's hard to get all the way down/back into the nooks and crannies.  I'm
somewhat tempted to use some of that expanding foam insulation.  What I'm
trying to do is soundproof the seams to the engine room from the forward
side, and also the seams around the rear wheel housing.

     Any advice would be appreciated.

Ray "Grymm" Rodriguez
Lake Ariel, PA
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