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    57 2Dr Hardtop - Headliner installation

    Hi,
    I have been working on putting in the headliner on my 57 2Dr. Hardtop, and wonder if any of you can give me some advice? The front half is in good shape, tight, with small minimal wrinkles, and pretty much ready for final stapling, but the back half is giving me trouble. The fit of the last two panels in the back, where the the roof rolls over toward the back window is not working out so well. Seems real hard to get the headliner to the back window tack strip, and to the side tackstrip without ending up with wrinkles and slack sections. Any tips/tricks from your experience?
    Thanks, Doug

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    I checked youtube and found 2 videos on trifive headliner installation.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y7LAIS8X45I
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHC9evR4_og&t=33s

    They are both sedans so I don't know if that will help you.

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    Hi Tabasco,
    Thanks to you for searching, and for the two links. I have watched the Ciadella video many times before, and maybe because it is a sedan, I don't find help for dealing with the rear corners, or maybe it is just me. It is a good general help for the headliner though. The other one just dealt with the sedan pillar, so didn't think it moved the ball forward for me. I do appreciate your help! Thanks, Doug

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    Using a air gun stapler helped me the most and the heat gun works good on small wrinkles. The rear corners just take a lot of time.
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    Hey Doug, my interior guy lives in Berthoud and if you need an expert to take a look he might be willing to drop by and give you some tips. Let me know if you want his info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bihili View Post
    Using a air gun stapler helped me the most and the heat gun works good on small wrinkles. The rear corners just take a lot of time.
    I have the air stapler, just need to get a better guy doing the stretching - oops, that's me! I have been tepid on using the heat gun, from hearing the horror stories of melt throughs, but will try some more. Your statement that the rear corners just take a lot of time tells me to be patient, and persistent. Thanks! Doug

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    Quote Originally Posted by chevynut View Post
    Hey Doug, my interior guy lives in Berthoud and if you need an expert to take a look he might be willing to drop by and give you some tips. Let me know if you want his info.
    Hi Chevynut,
    I am interested, and would like to pursue your offer of his contact info.
    Thanks, Doug

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