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Old 12/31/2006, 08:54 PM   #1
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Roof Insulation in Mustang

What was used for insulation between the metal roof and vinyl headliner on a 68 Mustang? Any asbestos?

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Old 12/31/2006, 11:50 PM   #2
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What was used for insulation. Any asbestos?
...No Rhonda, I think that was only used on steam engine boilers...
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Old 01/01/2007, 01:05 AM   #3
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Ha ha, so I take it was a dumb question? Sorry, my headliner is off and there is this brown insulation like residue. I was wondering if it was safe to remove. I don`t need anymore lung problems.

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Old 01/01/2007, 07:43 AM   #4
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Ha ha, so I take it was a dumb question? Sorry, my headliner is off and there is this brown insulation like residue. I was wondering if it was safe to remove. I don`t need anymore lung problems.
Hi Rhonda,

This may be a silly suggestion as to what it might be, shredded newspaper or paper of some sort. Same stuff used in insulating homes. If not I wonder if it's a clothlike shredded insulation. My car's got that too, but it's not brown, but more of a gray. I wonder if yours might have some rust particles in it that give it that brown to it.

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Old 01/01/2007, 07:50 AM   #5
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Every 1968 Mustang I have seen has fiberglass insulation glued to the roof. It is generally 3/4" thick and is cut in panels that allow the headliner bows to fit in place. No asbestos, but I would wear a dust mask. Hope this help,

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Old 01/01/2007, 07:57 AM   #6
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Every 1968 Mustang I have seen has fiberglass insulation glued to the roof. It is generally 3/4" thick and is cut in panels that allow the headliner bows to fit in place. No asbestos, but I would wear a dust mask. Hope this help,

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Now that makes sense. Did they originally put insulation under the hood as well?

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Old 01/01/2007, 10:14 AM   #7
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...No Rhonda, I think that was only used on steam engine boilers...
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If this were true, I'd have to find another business. That said, I've never heard of asbestos on auto roof insulation.

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Old 01/01/2007, 03:52 PM   #8
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...No Rhonda, I think that was only used on steam engine boilers...
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And in the sound deadener that was sprayed in the wheel wells of your car
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Old 01/01/2007, 05:05 PM   #9
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Now that makes sense. Did they originally put insulation under the hood as well?

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Not in a Mustang. Some of the bigger Fords (like my XL Convertible) have it but I've never seen any Mustangs, Falcons, etc. with it.

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Old 01/01/2007, 06:16 PM   #10
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And in the sound deadener that was sprayed in the wheel wells of your car
So Jeff, you are saying there was asbestos in the wheel wells?

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Old 01/01/2007, 08:41 PM   #11
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So Jeff, you are saying there was asbestos in the wheel wells?
Believe that there was asbestos added to the mixture to improve insulation qualities. If you notice if exposed to heavy sun light for a long time it will often turn a white color from the original blackish color. No big surprise given the period when the acr were assemblied

"Originally Posted by Stacey Enderle
Now that makes sense. Did they originally put insulation under the hood as well?
Stacey"

Not on 68 Mustangs. In 69 Ford started installing them on some models like the Grande.
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