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Bloose
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posted 06-06-2004 06:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose   Click Here to Email Bloose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
While I'm waiting for Isky to get my cam I decided to tackle the installation of my headliner. I've been putting off taking it in because, well, I'm just to cheap. This is the first time I ever installed one and it really wasn't that bad. I did end up with a very minor wrinkle which I may be able to resolve yet. For some reason the drivers side came out really nice and was a breeze. When working on the passenger side I was fighting wrinkles all the way. All in all I'm very happy. I saved over $200 for the install and it looks a hell of a lot better than the old ripped, taped one that was in there. One thing about the fastbacks, I think they are easier than most. It has the sail panels so the head liner doesn't go down the quarters. I think some of the other cars have it where the head liner wraps down the sides in the rear. Also, there was no need to remove the rear window. The factory liner did not wrap into the rear window opening. There is a thin wood strip in the back where the liner is stapled and glued. All and all not a terrible job but sort of a PITA. If I had it to do again I would likely give it a go.

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MLariviere
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posted 06-07-2004 11:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What year car do you have? I did mine. It was a job,but came out well. I'll make sure the glass will be out the next time.

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Bloose
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posted 06-08-2004 12:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose   Click Here to Email Bloose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine is a '68 Fastback. There was no need for the glass to be out on mine, though I'm sure it wouldn't have hurt. Do they shrink up at all with time? Or do they end up getting looser.

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MLariviere
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posted 06-08-2004 08:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mine has tightened up since it was installed. On really hot days there is one wrinkle that shows,but for the most part,it's good. On cold days it looks like a new one.

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Bloose
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posted 06-09-2004 04:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose   Click Here to Email Bloose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's cool. It wasn't really hot when I did mine unfortunatley, actually it was somewhat cool. It seemed like it was never going to heat up up here in WI. Figures that 2 days after I finished it it got into the high 80's. Still looked good in the garage but we'll see how it looks after sitting out in the sun on a hot day. I'm going to leave it alone for now and see how it looks next summer. If there's still that hint of a wrinke maybe I'll do something about it.

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MLariviere
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posted 06-10-2004 09:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They say to use a hair dryer to warm it to shrink it,but I don't have the guts to do it. I don't want to make anything worse.

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73torinoqcode
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posted 06-11-2004 12:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 73torinoqcode   Click Here to Email 73torinoqcode     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
A hair dryer wont put out enough heat to hurt it but stay away from a heat gun.

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Bloose
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posted 06-12-2004 01:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bloose   Click Here to Email Bloose     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I had the hair dryer out to warm it up a bit during the install. I left it out in the car that night and my wife had to make it through a morning without it. I have a feeling that if my wife see's the hair dryer in my hand she'll never talk to me again.

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MLariviere
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posted 06-13-2004 09:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I wanna try that.

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