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Does anyone know what’s going on here?!

Stripped my headliner and found something I’ve never seen before... there is a bent piece of metal between the underside of the roof and the cross brace. I believe that this brace is usually right up against the roof with a piece of insulation type material between... this piece of metal appears to be trying to create some sort of tension between the roof and the brace? I’m just throwing out guesses here - has anyone seen this before?




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Nope. I've pulled down several originals and never saw that. Maybe a stereo or exhaust note or something was making the metal vibrate. It's obvious the inside has been painted, and it looks like quite well, so I'd say a previous owner was doing some sound proofing or something.
 

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Definitely Doesn't belong....

It looks like Bubba got busy one time in the past...

It's been Bubbafied.... :eek:)

Time to remove it an actually see what's going on...

If I had to guess... Probably a dent in the roof that kept caving...The metal is supporting the old dent so that it doesn't cave back in... Just a guess..

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Agree with the above.
I'd leave it in place ... i.e., leave well-enough alone. I see no reason to remove it unless you're concerned it will come lose.
 

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dont know if its from the dark picture shadows but it looks like some work was done and something didnt fit or align so they took up the slack with the flat rod. leave well enough alone.
 

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Just noticed!! Are those brake lines acting as Headliner bars?!?!??????..LOL... Say it ain't so! It looks like a Brake line fitting on the end of the middle headliner bar... Look again at the pic!

Bubba was sure busy!

Are my eyes deceiving me..?!

:eek:)

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Just noticed!! Are those brake lines acting as Headliner bars?!?!??????..LOL... Say it ain't so! It looks like a Brake line fitting on the end of the middle headliner bar... Look again at the pic!



Bubba was sure busy!



Are my eyes deceiving me..?!



:eek:)



Tony K.


No, there aren’t any brake lines in the roof... but at this stage, nothing would shock me. Here is the fuse “block”




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^^^^ oh my... ^^^^
 

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No, there aren’t any brake lines in the roof... but at this stage, nothing would shock me. Here is the fuse “block”




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Oh crap. Wow. I thought my wiring was jerry rigged. Good luck.

Out of curiosity, how many teeth did the PO have?
 

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I'm quite sure a body shop could spend several thousand dollars fixing that oil-canning issue correctly ORRRRRRR, you could put the headliner in (after JB welding it in place) and, send the Gypsy $100 to delete this thread and pretend you never saw it...


Your car has definitely been PO'd. Gotta love that fuse board. Perhaps we need a sticky called; "PO'd, a special place for photos like that one". The top 5 posts picked with "likes" are the "PO'd hall of shame"... We've seen some classic stuff over the years, although I guess a few of my "good ideas" might show up:surprise:
 

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I'm quite sure a body shop could spend several thousand dollars fixing that oil-canning issue correctly ORRRRRRR, you could put the headliner in (after JB welding it in place) and, send the Gypsy $100 to delete this thread and pretend you never saw it...


Your car has definitely been PO'd. Gotta love that fuse board. Perhaps we need a sticky called; "PO'd, a special place for photos like that one". The top 5 posts picked with "likes" are the "PO'd hall of shame"... We've seen some classic stuff over the years, although I guess a few of my "good ideas" might show up:surprise:


I’m definitely leaning toward leaving that roof well enough alone ...probably change out the wiring though.

Excuse my ignorance, but what is “PO’d?”

This car has been an interesting exploration. I’ve found strange things like this fuse block and roof “support,” but also been surprisingly please by a well patched floor with no major rust issue, a patched cowl with only 1 small leak that should be easily fixed, and a proper v8 conversion (t code car) with V8 spindles, 5 lugs, v8 rear end, and v8 steering and sway bars. I’m starting to think this car has had at least two different types on owners in its life :)




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PO = Previous Owner
 

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Just noticed!! Are those brake lines acting as Headliner bars?!?!<img src="http://forums.vintage-mustang.com/images/smilies/question.gif" border="0" alt="" title="question" class="inlineimg" /><img src="http://forums.vintage-mustang.com/images/smilies/question.gif" border="0" alt="" title="question" class="inlineimg" />..LOL... Say it ain't so! It looks like a Brake line fitting on the end of the middle headliner bar... Look again at the pic!



Bubba was sure busy!



Are my eyes deceiving me..?!



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Tony K.


No, there aren’t any brake lines in the roof... but at this stage, nothing would shock me. Here is the fuse “block”




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Lmao. It took more work to cut that out than it would to just have done it right
 

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"The sad part is it looks like they took a lot of time setting up that fire hazard. Wow... just wow. "

Whoa! Was the Previous owner going for a Victorian Steampunked Look?!?...LOL.. I see more fuse setups than Thomas Edison would have used...!

Time to make a phone call to NPD and pick up a Perfect Repro Main wiring Harness for $700....made by ALLOY METAL PRODUCTS...The best wire harness maker out there...

Or buy a good used "restored/reconditioned" Main wiring harness from MIDLIFE here on the VMF..... He usually sells them for around $250 bucks. Guaranteed to work well.

Here is his website....

Welcome to Midlife Harness Restorations

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Tony K.
 
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