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Old 08-11-2012, 08:12 PM
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John,

Just used your advice and painted on POR-15 on the floors and so on...now I'm going to install the dynamat and new carpet I got today from Thunderbird Headquarters.

The POR-15 is fantastic. I bought a quart and have a lot more than enough to do 2+ coats! I'll be posting photos of the results after it dries



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Old 08-11-2012, 08:44 PM
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Just make sure you seal the container good or use it right away. It will dry up in a hurry.

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Oops! I ran over to do that just now. Thank you!

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Old 08-15-2012, 07:40 PM
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i am doing about the same thing with my 1960 Bird. i bought a carpet kit from Mac's in Lockport, ny. very nice and prices right. I will post pictures when I am done. I had a heart triple by-pass in December, so I have to go easy at it.Thanks,Henry
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Take it easy, Henry and don't overdo it... I am also a member of the "Zipper Club" also, though mine was a 5 way bypass about 5 years ago. It can take a toll on ya. So please don't try to do to much at one time...
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:04 PM
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i am doing about the same thing with my 1960 Bird. i bought a carpet kit from Mac's in Lockport, ny. very nice and prices right. I will post pictures when I am done. I had a heart triple by-pass in December, so I have to go easy at it.Thanks,Henry
I agree Henry, Take your time! I've been working little by little to get this interior finished the right way. Take some photos of your process if you can. I could always learn from people doing things differently.
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So I have a bit of a problem with my headliner. I installed everything correctly (as far as I know) so far. But I'm having trouble with the headliner bars not staying upright..the ones closer to the back of the car are ok but it's the one closest to the front isn't staying up. Is it too tight? Or do you guys have a trick? It looks like its sagging. Here are some photos



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All the bows I have installed follow the roof like an arch. They should be snug and they hold up the roof insulation. Headliner failure (hanging down) usually happens after many years, and caused when the loops rot away from the bows.

Your bows should also hold up the insulation. Make sure you have the correct bows in the right locations. This is important. For years, Ford color-coded the ends of the bows to identify where it belongs.

If you have a good Trim Shop in your neighborhood, pay them a visit and talk with the guys that are experienced with headliner installations. Hope this helps. - Dave
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Hope this can help out
The headliner isn't that hard to do just fiddly take you time and you'll be fine

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Dave and Richard. That really did help! The bows were in the wrong places! That's interesting that this would make a difference. I was afraid that someone painted over them or something.

I am stapling it in right now and, so far, it's going really well! I have a few slight wrinkles but ill steam after to get rid of them. The manual says to steam the headliner once all set up? Is there something different I should do?

Thank a TON!

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