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Harrys'65
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posted 10-01-2000 06:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harrys'65   Click Here to Email Harrys'65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello again,
Well, I am putting my new headliner on my new roof and I am looking for pointers. I have never done this but have some ideas as to how it works. I have the new insulation in(used spray adhesive to stick it to the roof and sides), the rods in the new liner. Now I assume I start at the back(where those little wires hold the back tight, is that right? Then work forward?
for the edges I am going to use 3M headliner spray adhesive, and some binder clips(the black ones that you can put on your fingers...only the bigger ones) to hold it around the edges while it dries.
How do I get all the wrinkles out? Do I need to cut anything? Any helpful hints? I plan on tackling the rest of it tomorrow night.

Thanks
Harry

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Bob429
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posted 10-01-2000 07:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob429   Click Here to Email Bob429     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
There was a nice article in Mustang Monthly a while back. I have replaced two- one in my 71 and 1 in a 69 both sportsroofs. It wasn't too bad. Went from the back to the front pulling the sides tight as I went.There were some "Teeth" on the rear of the quarter panels to pull the headliner over. I don't know if yours would be the same. You can used a nut pick to pry them out enough to get the headliner over them and you can use clothespins to hold the headliner to the windshield lip.

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Bob
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Gunny K
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posted 10-01-2000 07:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gunny K   Click Here to Email Gunny K     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Clothes pins worked well for me, to hold the headliner on the sides. I did have to make a few small cuts in the material to keep it from bunching up. One word of advice though, only put glue on a little area at a time and then stick it up. If you try to glue too much, it will end up drying before you get it into place. Good Luck

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blown289
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posted 10-01-2000 07:51 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for blown289   Click Here to Email blown289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Small pieces of pinchweld work well holding headliner while glue dries

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Harrys'65
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posted 10-03-2000 10:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Harrys'65   Click Here to Email Harrys'65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, I put the vinyl roof on yesterday with the help of my neighbor, and the headliner goes in today. Thanks for the advise. The vinyl was pretty easy, the prep work is the hard part.
to keep the headliner attached while drying my neighbor recommended using black binding clips(the kind you use at work to hold papers and put on your fingers to keep awake during meetings...). It worked great on the vinyl.
I will keep you posted.....it did take some photos during the vinyl install..
Harry

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