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I am looking to insulate the walls of my '62 K1001 Panel truck. I'm curious if anyone has come up with a way to get insulation into the lower half of the rear walls. In the panel truck these walls have a inner and outer wall with a void in between. What immediately comes to mind is to fill it with expanding foam, but putting that stuff into a constrained space could be risky. The foam can exert a pretty powerful force and bulging out the wall is possible. Does anyone have experience insulating a panel truck?
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Old December 18th, 2021, 01:48 AM
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I am looking to insulate the walls of my '62 K1001 Panel truck. I'm curious if anyone has come up with a way to get insulation into the lower half of the rear walls. In the panel truck these walls have a inner and outer wall with a void in between. What immediately comes to mind is to fill it with expanding foam, but putting that stuff into a constrained space could be risky. The foam can exert a pretty powerful force and bulging out the wall is possible. Does anyone have experience insulating a panel truck?
I'm guessing I might be the only on on our forum with exactly that kind of experience. I helped my Dad insulate the cavities of his new one ton panel which we converted into a Suburban in 1965. We used loose fill styrofoam beads poured in through the taillight openings. Dad made a pusher with a disc screwed onto the end of a long dowel to push the beads to the front of the cavities. A little messy, but it worked. I think you'd be asking for trouble using expanding foam.
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Ed,

That sounds like a perfect solution! When I posted my question I was hoping at least one person had been through this. Thanks for your response.

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That sounds like a perfect solution! When I posted my question I was hoping at least one person had been through this. Thanks for your response.

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Let us know how it works out for you.

By the way, Dad was from East Syracuse, not too far from you.
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The beads are on order! I’ll let you know how it goes.

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