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headliner install in progress pics #801159
09/14/10 11:44 AM
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Here's some pics of my new headliner install. When I bought the car it had no headliner in it and no bows. Found the bows thru Moparts and purchased the headliner on Ebay.

I'm following Resto Ricks install guide for the most part. Luckily my old oil furnace filter uses that polyester fiber media he used for a sound deadener. The pics are after the first trimming that I did and I'm going to take the back seat out to get the metal quarter window mouldings off to make sure I get a good tuck fit. If I need to I might take the package tray out too to tuck it under it also.

Not a bad job just takes time and patience. I'm not done strechting it yet but so far it all look fine when I've pulled on it.

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1970 FE5 Duster 360/904/3.91's SOLD 1973 TB3 SpaceDuster 340/4spd/4.10's SOLD Moparless for now but when the opportunity is right I'll have another one.
Re: headliner install in progress pics [Re: MY340] #801160
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The clips are from Lowes. I left the tags on them so I can take them back when I'm done.

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Re: headliner install in progress pics [Re: MY340] #801161
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Keep the pics coming would like to see sail panel install also.
Nice Job


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Re: headliner install in progress pics [Re: 72blubird] #801162
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I'm working on that now as I removed the rear seat, package tray, rear trim panels and the metal qarter window moulding. They are gettin a fresh spray of semi gloss black which they needed anyway.

I guess it's easier to leave the backseat & stuff in till the headliner & bows are installed since you can sit in the seats at first. That's the way I did it at least.

Lots of trimming to get the rear window & sail panel areas looking correct. The sides and front will be easy compared to the rear/side panel areas.

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1970 FE5 Duster 360/904/3.91's SOLD 1973 TB3 SpaceDuster 340/4spd/4.10's SOLD Moparless for now but when the opportunity is right I'll have another one.
Re: headliner install in progress pics [Re: MY340] #801163
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The headliner install on my 66 Fury required the removal of the F & R glass...

Re: headliner install in progress pics [Re: Commando1] #801164
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He is not so lucky--If thats his duster HE WILL be taking out the front and rear glass--No way around it--the headliner tucks and wraps around both--Steve


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Re: headliner install in progress pics [Re: swifter] #801165
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Nice, keep the photos coming... I have one to install on my Roadrunner...
Still having some cold feet, to try it myself...

Re: headliner install in progress pics [Re: sthemi] #801166
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C'mon guys, this is not a tough job, and contrary to popular belief, the glass does not have to be removed. The headliner is a little easier to install with the glass out, but it's not necessary. There's "Teeth" front and rear, for the headliner to attatch to, then work from side to side, from center of car, outward to stretch out any small wrinkles, hold in place with with headliner clips, trim it out, and you're done. Please remember, I do this kind of thing every day, and have for a very long time, so if any of you members have any questions, please ask. I'm always glad to help. Just send me a PM, or give me a call. Thanks, Bill 931-703-5574

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Well the sail panel areas turned out good but I still have some wrinkles in the top area to try and work out later. Trying to pull side to side I don't get much movement? I used the blunt end of a flat file to shove the vinyl under the front & rear gaskets and onto the teeth. No holes or tears so that's a good thing.

For my first time and a budget driver car I'm happy with it.

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Re: headliner install in progress pics [Re: MY340] #801168
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How's the best way to remove some more wrinkles? No looking for perfection here.

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Re: headliner install in progress pics [Re: MY340] #801169
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Re: headliner install in progress pics [Re: MY340] #801170
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Looks like you could have pulled the headliner a little harder. I didn't even need a hair dryer when I did mine (68 charger). And I did mine with the windows in. Never again.

Re: headliner install in progress pics [Re: rapom] #801171
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Yep... you need to pull it much more...

Rick

Re: headliner install in progress pics [Re: RestoRick] #801172
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It looks like it should really be pulled a little tighter. If you're in a warm weather climate, let the car set outside, on a hot day, with the windows up. The heat will help the headliner go into the position where it wants to be. A hair dryer works well for small wrinkles and the folds in the material from being in the box, but the larger wrinkles need to be pulled out. Sometimes, you can also use a small spot of contact cement, but only put it in areas that aren't going to be visable. Just work at it a little and you'll figure out different ways to accomplish your goals.

Re: headliner install in progress pics [Re: RestoRick] #801173
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Quote:

Yep... you need to pull it much more...

Rick




Yup - a lot more. As mentioned, parking it outside in the sun will help a lot. Good job on the sail panel, BTW. My roof looks fine after mucho pulling and stretching, but one of my sail panels is just awful. I never could get it right and had to settle for "good enough".

Re: headliner install in progress pics [Re: MY340] #801174
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Looks pretty good. Here is a headliner that Mopar Muscle did, and that's what is suggested to let it sit out in the sun.

http://www.moparmusclemagazine.com/howto/mopp_0608_mopar_car_headliner_replacement/photo_24.html

Re: headliner install in progress pics [Re: MY340] #801175
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Quote:

How's the best way to remove some more wrinkles? No looking for perfection here.




With wrinkles in those directions (front to rear), the tension in the headliner is too great front to rear (not likely) or not enough tension side-to-side (most likely). It needs a little more pulling to the sides to eliminate most of those wrinkles. Generally, a wrinkle means not quite enough tension in a direction perpendicular to the crest of the wrinkle.







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