Need Some Local Help......

Mopar Interiors

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    Is there a member somewhat local to me (Macon, Georgia) that might come and help me install a bow type cloth headliner in my 64 Valiant 2 door sedan? I will pay and feed you. I have ZERO knowledge on how to do this. Thanks.
     
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    Wish I were closer all you would have to do is feed me..it's a day's job for one man and you can't stretch it like 2 men can!!heat gun great tool for job but can scorch it easy if too close and it will be a shiny spot!
     
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      Kind of a bad time of year for that! First thing is to let it rest in full sun/heat to relax it. Once stretched and installed it will be more to your liking! Opinion only!
       
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        Yeah I know. But I ain't waitin till next year to drive my little car again. lol
         
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        You have a heated shop yes! Lay it out and nice and flat and let it get warmed and loose. Those little binder office clips can be real helpful! Do you have the insulation installed or handy?

        Does your baby have the teeth front and back? Forget what you have exactly but know it is early A.
         
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          Yes, it has all the teeth intact. No my shop isn't heated. Wife has a good hair drier. I've watched a lot of youtube videos, but I have zero experience with it. I just want it done right and I know if I do it alone.......it will be a darn long way from right. lol
           
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            Rob, if you and I were closer I would come over and help. It's definitely easier with a helper.
             
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              Sounds like me then! LOL I have a heated garage but!

              Having a nice relaxed piece With no wrinkles is A must start. Trying to apply heat afterwards leads to the unknown! What about the insulation?
               
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              I have the roof insulated with KillMat.
               
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              Did “you”remove and mark the bow locations?
               
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              I can ride down after Turkey day and assist if you can wait that long! I have some tools that may help!
               
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              Of course.
               
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                I'm not in a huge hurry at all, but I would like to drive it before next year. I have a small amount of work to do before the rear glass is ready to go back in, so there's "that". The windshield is ready now, but headliner installation will be much easier with the glass in.
                 
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                  If like my 69 fish, you want the headliner in first and hooked on the teeth prior to glass gasket install!
                   
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                    I'm certain it's very similar in that regard.
                     
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                    I was thinking "with the glass out" but I typed "with the glass in" like a dumbass. lol
                     
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                      It is real hard to install the headliner with glass gaskets and glass installed. At the worst stretch it out in the house and let it start relaxing!
                       
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