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Old 07-15-2006, 04:37 PM
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Default RE: Headliner Installation - tips?

The grinding shorter was just an idea. I have not installed mine yet but I hope to soon so I'll be in your boat then too.
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Old 07-15-2006, 04:45 PM
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>Any suggestions on how many staples it takes to get the job
>done on the front and back? It looks like Ford used several
>thousand :)
>
> john

A guess is many less than what is in it now because the staples you have are wider. I guess it's one of those "whatever it takes" jobs.

The staples really don't hold much. The rods hold the weight and the trim (garnish mouldings) screws go through the liner. All the staples do is help tighten the liner to remove sags and wrinkles. Just remember don't stretch the new headliner too tight because my service manual says a hair dryer heat gon will remove some of the wrinkles and too tight can tear the edge along the perforation holes in it.
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Old 07-15-2006, 08:54 PM
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Default RE: Headliner Installation - tips?

I used thumb tacks and tiny sheet metal screws to position everything.......an electric staple gun helped me alot too.
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Old 07-15-2006, 10:34 PM
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How about a hot glue gun or would the glue melt if the car sat in the sun on a hot summer day? I think the glue needs to be over 200 degrees to melt so it might hold too.
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Old 07-15-2006, 11:36 PM
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Default RE: Headliner Installation - tips?

I was able to use the 1/4 staples for a T-50 stapler. It took a while and had to do it when it was hotter out. Turned out pretty good and then putting in the chrome pieces really helped. I did try grinding the staples down, but they were hard to use. I used a dremel with a cutting wheel. Thanks and good luck!! Patience is KEY....Dan
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