Last month, we adequately addressed the heat and road noise in our '60 F-100 using QuietRide Solutions' AcoustiShield insulation/damping kit. While that cured a good majority of unwanted interior resonance (annoying noise), there were still a number or rattles, squeaks, and even a bit of whistling wind caused by worn-out weatherstripping and window rubber that had to be dealt with. And so they were.

As mentioned in Part 1, we'd be relying on Dennis Carpenter for a number of items to refurbish the truck's interior, starting with a complete anti-rattle kit to keep the side glass mounted firmly without allowing any air to pass through when rolled up. Beyond that, we'd also utilize a weatherstripping kit to not only seal the front and rear glass, but the doors as well. Furthermore, we procured an OE-style rubber floor mat, glovebox components (the door is a big contributor to the rattle noise), and new window cranks (again, previous noisemakers!). Lastly, since the glass would be removed, now was the time to replace the pitted and delaminated windshield. We relied on Street Rod Glass in Riverside, California, to handle that for us, as our budget wouldn't allow for extra glass, if you know what we mean!

When you sit down and really think about it, there's a lot more to quieting your ride than most imagine. While a folded-up matchbook may be sufficient for some to simmer a rattling window, for those of us who really want a smooth, pleasing ride, it pays to go the extra mile-especially when that mile is quite affordable.

SOURCE
Dennis Carpenter
800-476-9653
www.Dennis-Carpenter.com
Street Rod Glass
Quietride Solutions
2-09/-942-4777
www.quietride.com
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