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Anyone have any tips or gotcha's about installing a head liner in a 66 coupe ? The widows are out and the old one is still installed. Also what color is installed in a coupe with a black interior? This is the first thing to happen when the car comes back from painting.

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it is easy to remove old one - CAREFULLY mark holes and bows as you remove them or you will have a hard time if mixed up. i have black interior with black headliner - C. Turner would give you advise on any other options. you did not state your exterior color which interior color is dependent either as a recommended or also available. fortunately black interior is onlly color for '66 interior acceptable for all exterior colors according to " Mustang Interior Restoration Guide" by Art Tranlafello
 
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I did the headliner in my FB. It was the first and only headliner I have done.
The glass was out. From start to finish it took two hours. It came out perfect.
I think it is harder to do a coupe. If you can do it on a hot day it makes a big difference.
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In addition to marking the holes in the roof that were previously used and likewise keeping the metal cross rods in the same order as they came out, lay your new head liner out in the sun to get it to relax prior to installation.

When you are doing the job, it is good to have a helper. It may be a little cramped, but it is a big help when it comes to having an extra set of hands to stretch the wrinkles out.

A very useful item to have on hand is several of those heavy duty binder clips. You know, those spring loaded ones about an inch wide that are used to clamp a stack of business papers together. Use those to hold the headliner in place before you install the windless (sp?) which provides the final clamping support. I also think that it is an excellent time to replace the windless.

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The car is not original. The color is gulf stream aqua. Just had it repainted that color again and decided to change the interior to black. Anyone looking for a very good aqua interior, mostly original. In Connecticut.

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