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Offline 70chall440

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Re: Headline Install
« Reply #15 on: November 03, 2017 - 01:22:36 pm »
Just installed the headliner in my Cuda, seems daunting and confusing but is actually pretty straight forward. I do have hushmat stuck to the roof and a not too worried about it as the car will spend most of its life inside but that said that stuff is REALLY sticky and I don't think it is going to fall off anytime soon.

Some tips for anyone thinking of doing this; first buy/obtain about 4 boxes of mini binder clips from your local office supply store (or work...). Follow the online instructions to get the headliner into place, then use the binder clips liberally to begin to stretch it out. You have to work initially back to front, then side to side. You kind of work side to side and back to front simultaneously and this is where the binder clips really work, they allow you to stretch and reposition.
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Re: Headline Install
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2017 - 09:38:09 pm »
Just installed the headliner in my Cuda, seems daunting and confusing but is actually pretty straight forward. I do have hushmat stuck to the roof and a not too worried about it as the car will spend most of its life inside but that said that stuff is REALLY sticky and I don't think it is going to fall off anytime soon.

Some tips for anyone thinking of doing this; first buy/obtain about 4 boxes of mini binder clips from your local office supply store (or work...). Follow the online instructions to get the headliner into place, then use the binder clips liberally to begin to stretch it out. You have to work initially back to front, then side to side. You kind of work side to side and back to front simultaneously and this is where the binder clips really work, they allow you to stretch and reposition.

Yep, those are handy. I bought 10 or so of the OEM side clips on ebay and was able to really lock down the edges well with all of those.
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Re: Headline Install
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2017 - 01:27:56 pm »
I still have to install to install the side clips and glue down the sides to finish it off. I also have to poke the holes for the dome light and the shoulder belts. I have a local guy who makes seat belts working with me to develop a 3 point seat belt system.
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70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
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Re: Headline Install
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2017 - 10:03:30 pm »
I am in the process of wrapping up the install of a headliner.  I'm working with a local guy. I put in the rattle trap heat covering and the hemp glue on before installing the four bow.  Clips are key to keeping it centered and secured as it gets stretched into place.  The huge struggle we are having are the sail panels.  I can't seem to locate any installation instructions for those.  My kit came from legendary.  We wrapped the hardboard on the top and it lines up nicely with the window trim.  We left the edges loose and glued onto the lower fingers and wrapped the sides into the quarter window and the rear window.  We also tucked the board behind the lower finger bracket to achieve the contour but the top is not perfect.  We plan to use velcro to bring the top tighter to the roof. We think that we have i a plan but does anyone know if the coat hooks screw through he panel?

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Re: Headline Install
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2017 - 03:08:25 pm »
I didn't think the coat hooks were that far back, but I could be very wrong about that. I haven't yet went after the sail panels although I have new ones from Classic (as I recall), they already have material on them. I for one would appreciate it you could post some pics of your sail panel install, might save me some pain.
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Re: Headline Install
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2017 - 08:39:18 pm »
Check this out from Restoration Ricks..............    www.restorick.com/tech/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7
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Re: Headline Install
« Reply #21 on: Today at 12:26:48 am »
I printed that out when I did mine. I believe the pictures are of a B body; definitely not a 73 Ebody. In the last pic I think you can see the coat hook in the back corner right above the window opening, that said this car doesn't use the sail panels like a 73 Cuda, however I would think the hooks would be in a similar location.
Current Mopar
70 Challenger RT 440-6, 73 Cuda (under const)
05 Durango, 99 Dakota, 01 Ram 4x4, 14 2500 4X4, 10 PCP Challenger RT, 01 Viper GTS ACR, 52 B3B w/330 Desoto Hemi, 70 Hemi RR, 61 Jeep FC170
Past Mopars
9 x Challengers. AAR Cuda, 4 RR, 2 GTX, 4 Chargers, etc... (too many to list)