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I goofed !! :mad:
I marked the bowes when I took them out 1-5 but I didnt mark what holes the were in.
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This is a 69 coupe with 5 bowes, can anyone tell me what holes they go into? :D
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Hey, not bad if you remembered the numerical
order of the bows (front to back)
as to the 3-spot locations,where the bows go?
FIRST look real close, you might see where the
old bow went before.(worn hole,etc...)
Other than that , its makes no bruhaha,
just insert the bows in the headliner
(front to back),make sure you have the screws back in the hole for the visors,dome light,coat hooks before you begin.(try to find the holes after the headliner is in) IMPOSSIBLE!
just find the screw,then take it out.
make sure you sandpaper the old bows,
this makes them better to slip thru the listings
when you pull side to side.(INSTALLATION PROSSES)

as to the 3 holes?
just make sure that the bow you are installing , does not (hit) or rub on the sheetmetal of the roof.!! THATS ALL. (or the listing on that bow
will rub on the sheetmetal and will not pull , side to side correctly.
THE Factory (person on line), used its own jugement when putting in the rods.
there is no factory (bluprint) on this because
of the contors of every roof made on every
car can be different. THATS WHY THE 3 HOLEs
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Thanks for the reply Al:
I sanded and primered the bowes allready,I also have painted the frame work they attach to so I doubt there will be any marks.
I did mark them 1-5 & front to rear so at least that wont be a problem.
So I guess the idea is to keep them just off the roof so the material will slide side to side during the installation.
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you might see a (oval) hole , or something. for the original hole. BUT
don't worry
as to the listins they can actually (touch)
the sheetmetal of the roof,but you don't want it to bind.when you install the bow,it won't be straight up when you do this.most likely
upside down or turn to one side.
then , when you rotate the bow to the top,
you don't want the listing to (bind) on the
sheetmtal.

also check out my instalation instructions.
USE THE window that shows "topics from the last 5 days" click on 45 DAYS. right now its on page 2
10-28-03 under the topic HEADLINER INSTALL HELP
AL
 

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Or you might take a ride up to Lakewood Park and look at this 68 this guy has in his garage that will probably never get finished.
 

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Thanks for the replys:
I thought of the guy in Lakewood park but I have heard the 68 bowes are closer togeather towards the rear and the 69's are closer towards the front?
So I guess ya cant put a 68 headliner in a 69?
According to the parts books anyway? :confused:
I also heard that guy was retireing next year so that car will be done before ya know it.

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I would wonder why the difference since I see no diference in the roof or bracing or headliner. I sounds like propaganda to me from Ford. I wish that guy was retiring next year.
 

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I Have a Master Book on HEADLINERS,
EVERY YEAR SCINCE THEY MADE A HARD TOP.!
Not the 20'-30's when they made chicken coop wire
with there roof assembly.I will look tomorow ,
and tell you all what years fit.
AL ;)
 

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could not wait till tomorrow!
HERE IS WHATS UP
lets figure we're talking about 2-doors. O.K.
In 68 they made 4 headliners: from ACME HEADLINING
CO. (just for 2-door models)

PART NO.
68-1440 coupe-2d (5-bow) "300" "300 Deluxe"
68-1440A coupe-2d same as above but with 6-bows
68-1441 coupe-2d H.T. (5-bow)"300 Deluxe" "malibu"
and "SS396"
68-1441A coupe-2d H.T. same as above but w/6-bows


69 model
PART NO.
69-1440 coupe-2d "300 Deluxe"
69-1441 coupe-2d '300 Deluxe" "malibu" "SS396"

NOTE: 68 HAD 5 OR 6 BOWS
69 HAD ONLY 5
that should answer your question
(COUNT YOUR BOWS)
 

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Thanks for the info. Al.

Do ya think the Acme Headliner co. is still in business?
Im looking for a parchment headliner and PUI doesnt make it in parchment.
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AS TO THE SAIL PANNELLS (EAR MUFFS,QUARTER PANNELS).ON A 66 or a 67,?
66 only made a "F-85"
part no.66-1221
67 part no. 67-1441 was for a chevelle, and in
my book, will fit up to a 73!! (YES)
BELIVE IT OR NOT!!
YES SAME # 1441
OR JUST CALL;
ACME AUTO HEADLING CO.
CA. USA
 

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I own my own Auto Upholstery Shop
I'M 42 and been Pulling seats
out of cars scince I was 12 (was my DADS shop)
in the 60's.
I still order headliners from ACME for my custumers (yes) they are still there.
any Interior Questions (general) ask Me
SPECIALIZE IN 50-70 GM AUTO'S
EVEN UP TILL NOW.

sorry no RICERS
 

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Hey thats cool your still into it.
Do ya know if they still have parchment headliner for a 69 coupe?
And does the color match the PUI seat covers and door pannels?
RICE BURNERS! you mean snap,crackle,POP! :eek:
T.C.
 

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MADE A MISTAKE
crossed a olds w/ a chevy (check my last listing
65-chevelle made 2-headliners;
part no.
65-1440 coupe-2dH.T.malibu
65-1441 coupe-2dH.T.malibu super sport
FACTORY MADE 2 DIFFERENT CARS (ROOFS)
no cheating (cloning) here

66 only made 1 2-d model
67 only made 1 2-d model
then , DETOIT started messing things up in 68
when they made 4 (HEADLINERS) for a 2-door
SOORY FOR THE MIXUP
AL
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TC (WHAT DO YOU MEAN THAT YOUR GLAD I'M STILL
INTO IT)? (CHECK YOU MESSAGE)
AM I GETTING to old for use guy's
or do you mean something else?
 

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Over 30 years is a long time at the same job, its good you can stay with it for so long.
Most people get burntout doing the same job after twenty years or so.
Thats all I was saying, But ya may be missing a few brain cells from breathing that contact cement for so long? :D
T.C.
 
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