I'm going to install my first headliner 1965 Dart

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  1. Kern Dog

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    It is just frustrating. That and uncomfortable.
    Building engines, you are looking down, leaning down.
    Body and paint, you are leaning, kneeling, standing.
    Suspension and brakes, I am standing, at least I am now since I bought the car lift.
    Looking up the whole time, my neck is sore. With the overcast skies, the room is too dark to see well so I have a headlamp and a drop light in there. Add in the UNfamiliarity and it makes for a pisser of a job.
    I don't like turning out substandard work. I will finish but I am not enjoying this task at all.
     
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    • dartfreak75

      dartfreak75 Restore it, Dont part it! FABO Gold Member

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      Following. Sorry you are having a hard time sounds like hard work. I agree working over your head sucks! Its the worst. It fatigues you so much faster especially when your hands are way over your head and you looking up. I'm not sure why but it uses alot of muscle strength to hold them up there.
       
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      • Kern Dog

        Kern Dog FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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        Yeah, this is a job that just sucks. I try to do everything on my cars except machine work and alignments but I'm probably going to add HEADLINERS to the list.
         
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        • Valiant63

          Valiant63 Early A-body Valiants

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          Tell us now how you really feel about it. LOL I did 2 1965 barracudas a little over 20 years ago along with the 65 Valiant. On the valiant the front and back windows were removed but the barracudas I just removed the windshield and never removed the back window and it turned out just fine.
          It was a tough job, but I’m glad I did it myself without help. I am paralyzed from the waist down and felt a major sense of accomplishment doing it. I’ve got a 65 valiant station wagon to do in the near future as soon as I get it back from Curtis.
           
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        • Kern Dog

          Kern Dog FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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          Holy crap, paralyzed ??
          Sort of ruins my excuses for not doing it!
          For me, I probably just needed a few more pointers or someone with experience to guide me through it.
           
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          • RustyRatRod

            RustyRatRod I was born on a Monday. Not last Monday. FABO Gold Member

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            He doin some work on it for you? People on here who've never met him will never know what a great guy he is.
             
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              Valiant63 Early A-body Valiants

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              RRR: I was hoping to get the wagon back in a few months, but in January it will be two years and still hasn’t finished a few things on the list. I have other things that I wanted him to do to the car, but I either have to do it myself or take it someplace else. Other than that I’m not going to say anything.
               
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              • Avispa

                Avispa FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                Subscribed. I didn't know you were a early A body guy.
                 
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                How many bows did you have for the headliner?
                 
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              • Kern Dog

                Kern Dog FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                Heck, I can't remember. I'd have to go out and look!
                 
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                how did you get the back window area?, i have a 67 notchback i dunno if it can be done without taking the window out
                 
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                on a fast back there is a metal "lip" that the liner is glued to and is hidden by a trim piece, like you know the 2 holding wires are there,I started there worked forward getting everything tight front/sides and did from the holding wires to the rear window last to keep everything tight //to the rear window then the sides/sails

                made these to help stretch the liner/ 2018-04-23-headliner-001-jpg.jpg
                to the front of the car and an "extra" set for hands
                I have had several ask to do theirs/seat and consoles out I took 3 days to do mine 2yrs latter you can still drum on it

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                like you //I can most of everything// if I cant find a good paint guy I'll end up doing that !!! I did this 30 yrs ago

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                • Kern Dog

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                  It is almost 2 years later and the wrinkles are mostly gone. Actually, they went away during the Summer after the install.
                   
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                  • 66fyssh

                    66fyssh Don't Stop Believin' FABO Gold Member

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                    Headliner is on my list, but I'm not in a hurry.

                    Question is....would you do another one??
                     
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                    • Kern Dog

                      Kern Dog FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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                      Sure.
                       
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                      • clementine

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                        Next job for me as well for the 67 fastback. Im trying to fugue out which company to source from.

                        Nice job! Maybe i can do it too.
                         
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                        What is the preferred FABO company for purchasinga new headliner with bows?
                         
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