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Old 03-17-2011, 06:54 PM
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Her: I'm afraid that your going to spend all your time in the garage when you start working on her.
Me: (silence)
Her: I'm afraid the car will be more important than our relationtionship.
Me: (silience)
Her: You know it's only a car...right?
Me: (silence)
Her: We never talk anymore.
Me: (silence) and rolling my eyes...
Me: I walk by Christine and gentle run my hand down the side following her fine lines!
Her: Wife is on my heals and gives Christine an evil look and says B!#$H
Me: (silence)
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Old 03-17-2011, 06:56 PM
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Hey Martin,
THAT IS ONE AWESOME COLOR!!!
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Old 03-17-2011, 09:22 PM
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Martin , the color is fantastic. Is the top the same color?
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I'm getting a good laugh from all the resposes. We could start a new catagory..."Mistress Cars". I bring "Her" home tomorrow. The girlfriend has vowed to stay at her flat so (as she says) I can "bond" with Angelina. So I have decided when I close the garage door, I will lock the house, turn off the phone and take a bottle with two glasses into the garage and dim the lights!
I will post more pictures in the coming days. The top is a slightly off white.
I do have a question however...Next will be Angelina's interior. I noticed headliners are available in black, white and bone. I think mine was bone. I had never heard of a "white" one. Anyone have any input on this?
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Hi Martin the majority were white, it's actually off white. Bone was quite a rare headliner colour.
This pic is of the one I just fitted to my '60 it is white

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I had to replace the headliner in my car thanks to some mice. Ordered one from Concours (I think) in white. It was waaaay whiter than what was in there and not the same grain. Not what I wanted at all. Took my original headliner to a local upholstery shop and he matched the color and grain much closer than the one I ordered. Cost about 20% more than the one I ordered but I am much happier with it. Also got some nylon or polyester batting and added it above the headliner when I put mine back up for a little sound deadening and heat blocking - it did help.

You will not be able to re-staple the headliner to the tack strips with an electric stapler - I tried three different ones. The guy that made the headliner loaned me his air stapler and it went very easy. Took one of my original staples to him and he handed me a box full to fill his air stapler - been a while - don't remember the length - took everything back to him the next day (with a tip).

The headliner bars are different and have colors marked on them - just pay attention to how they come out. The bars also have little caps on the ends to fit in the bar holders - don't let them fall down through the cracks where you can't get them - they are made out of unobtainium.

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Old 03-19-2011, 10:18 PM
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"they are made out of unobtainium".

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Fortunately. I am a Toolmaker/Machinist. Now I'm really wondering which to get...white or bone. I definitely do not want a white-white. Hopefully a few more guys chime in.
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Here is what the VTCI Official Factory Specifications sez about the headliner...

Headliner - Closed Cars
Perforated vinyl w/pleats at top bows; 6 top bows; See 7.1.5.11 - As original

1958-1960 (except w/Beige Leather Interior) - Off-white vinyl

1960 w/Beige Leather Interior - Beige vinyl
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I would go for the white or black, but it depends on what color you have in the rest of the interior. With tangerine & white exterior, a black or a black / white interior can be very cool, and than itīs a question if you want to have a light or dark interior. The white headliner, or off-white reflects more light to the rest of the interior. I canīt realy think of any reason to have a liner in bone to be honest. Your exterior sparke, but a bone headline donīt.
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The plot thickens!!!
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