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B Sedan sail panel cardboard; What is it for?


On the 65-66 B Body Sedans there is a pressboard panel that just kind of hangs off the sail structure and rear bow. The headliner coming down doesn't at all contact it.

Any idea what they are for? Would be useless as a sound deadener or any kind of insulation. 

Could it be as just a protection panel to keep rug rats from pushing holes through the headliner in that spot? Just curious why it might be there. If not needed I'll just apply a section of EZ Cool insulation to the metal.

The panels I have were mouse and moisture damaged, and have fallen apart anyway.

 

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Could be to protect the headliner if it gets pressed against uneven steel surface but more likely some form of sound deadening. That could be a resonance point.

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Condensation... so material doesn't touch the metal and stain?

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'64 sail panels are a whole different animal.



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All plausible. thanks.

Sound deadening, damage and moisture protection.

I think I'll apply some of the sound deadener mat over the metal, then top it with the EZ Cool.

 



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Or perhaps the head designer at GM had a brother who worked at a cardboard factory biggrin



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That must be it!



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the sail panels nicely & easily finished the headliner sail area.   The installer simply had to snap it into place --- job finished.  It also may have acted as a sound deadener ?  At NOS we always included the sail panels with the headliner.

Dale @ NOS



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I can see how the snap in pre finished panel would make the job that much easier. The 2 door HT's got that right?

Can you imagine the guys doing the liners on the line? That I'd love to see footage of. How could they be so fast and do such a nice job?



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Or perhaps the head designer at GM had a brother who worked at a cardboard factory biggrin


 If that's the case, the designer made a lot of money in '64. Both sides of the trunk were lined with two long, funky-patterned pieces of black cardboard. Try to find them intact! I have two I'll eventually use as templates.



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