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Old 11-29-2010, 06:44 PM
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Squeak Prevention Tips?

The chassis is done, the 223 is in it and it runs well. Over the weekend I was looking at the bunch of body and panel parts that are the next part of this project. There is a lot of cleaning, straightening and patching needed before assembly but I was wondering if anything is put between bolted panels to keep them from squeaking. I know about the welting at fenders. What about other bolted panels like the air deflector panels and inner fenders? I was thinking something like the fabric type electrical tape run along the contact face where the bolts go. What have you guys done?
 
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I'd say that cloth-type tape would hold moisture.As far as rubber welting,not sure if it is necessary or desirable.
 
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I'll be using a seam sealer when I do final assembly of the front sheet metal, it's the kind that stays relatively soft to keep dust and moisture out.
 
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The best way to cut down on squeaking and squawking is to leave the passenger home! HaHa!
 
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Old 11-29-2010, 08:20 PM
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I asked myself this question over the summer before putting the front clip on and my conclusion was..everywhere there was rubber between panels, there was rust..and in some cases ALOT of repair work to remedy. I decided to use the fender to cowl welts anyway, if only to help protect the paint while fitting. Since there was no evidence of heavy rust anywhere else, I decided against using it elsewhere..I just tightened things down ,metal to metal (paint to paint).

I also agree with spurredon..
 
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Use some type of fender welt between panels where their is metal to metal contact .Rear fenders , front fenders to front side of cab , all front sheet metal panels .
 
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Its not really an old truck if it doesn't squeak!!!
 
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anti squeeks

I bought webbing from LMC part No. 49-9305 and intend to use a sealer like my PO had used on the rear fenders.

Slightly off thread but do you intend to spray all the parts before assembly like Sam D. did or afterwards.? My PO had sprayed the areas of contact on the rear fenders just to make sure the color was in there.

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Old 11-30-2010, 09:56 AM
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i used the plastic welt between all my panels. no squeaks and can't hold water. always cut it longer than you want so you can hide that unsitely hollow end. they have been on my truck for 20 years now, and clean up real well.
 

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