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Old 05-14-2011, 07:44 AM   #1
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1968 Mustang Headliner Install

Hey guys,
I just found mice living in my '68s headliner after my winter storage. I have already removed the headliner, but now need a new one installed.

I understand that the glass needs to be removed to have it installed properly.

Who is the best person to call for this install? An autobody, custom interior shop, or a glass shop?

Let me know, I understand it costs about $500 for the install, I just want it done right.

Thanks!
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Old 05-14-2011, 07:48 AM   #2
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I figured I would add some pics of my car... I just got new leg springs and coil springs installed after these pics were taken... So now I just need to fix the headliner... It was such a bummer to find mice in it
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I figured I would add some pics of my car... I just got new leg springs and coil springs installed after these pics were taken... So now I just need to fix the headliner... It was such a bummer to find mice in it
Hahaha leaf springs I mean
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Old 05-14-2011, 08:30 AM   #4
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Re: 1968 Mustang Headliner Install

Welcome to the site, Damn! mice! man that would freak me out a little. Just before I bought my '68 the previous owner installed a new headliner. I will shoot him a text and see how hard it was and if he has any advice. GOOD LUCK!

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it could have been worse it could have been rats they would have also ate a few interior parts as well they eat wiring and all kinds of stuff good luck on that install.
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Re: 1968 Mustang Headliner Install

I would contact a local upholstery shop or swing by with the car and see what they have to say. Is it a must to remove the glass in that year?
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I would contact a local upholstery shop or swing by with the car and see what they have to say. Is it a must to remove the glass in that year?
Yeah. To get a tight fit you need to remove the glass on the 67 and 68
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Thanks guys. I called my local auto upholstery and they are taking care of it all for $400
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Thanks guys. I called my local auto upholstery and they are taking care of it all for $400
Snap some before and afters so we can check it out!
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Throw a piece of Irish Spring soap or Bounce laundry sheets in the car. Mice can't stand the smell.
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Old 06-03-2011, 05:40 PM   #11
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Okay guys! Here it is! ... $500 later, of course they quoted me $400

Overall I'm really happy, they also fixed my windshield leaks
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Not a bad price as they have to take out the front and rear windows. It looks good.
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that looks awesome they did a nice job congrats.
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Thanks!
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Not a bad price as they have to take out the front and rear windows. It looks good.
Yeah... JP Phillips charged $300 to remove the windows and put new gaskets on... I didn't include that in the price of the headliner.

I was pretty pissed

So in total it was $800! I feel like I got ripped off, but it does look mint, and the windows don't leak
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boy they get you coming and going don't they?
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boy they get you coming and going don't they?
Yeah, it's annoying
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So I found out after washing my car today that the windshield STILL LEAKS and THEY INSTALLED THE GASKET WRONG! The thick part of the gasket is on the inside.

They also dented my chrome because they used a mallet to get the trim on the clips.

I'm supposed to be talking to the glass guys tomorrow to fix this. Needless to say I'm pissed, especially after being charged $300 for the install.

Why is it so hard to have things done right?!
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I think I'm going to give them this install DIY link... They obviously don't know what they're doing at JP Phillips

http://www.mustangmonthly.com/techar...ent/index.html

Do you guys know of any other tips that could help? Is this a good DIY?
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I would tell them to fix it and give you your money back for screwing it up.
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:49 AM   #21
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Before I have them rip out the old gasket, does anybody know if the thin side or the gasket should be on the outside, or the thick side of the gasket?

There are pictures all over the web, but it's hard to tell
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I believe the thick side should be on the outside and the more flimsy side should be on the inside but don't just take it from me. Also did they use a lot of sealer?
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Make sure they use the proper 3M sealer. It will take 2 tubes to seal it properly. You absolutely need the sealer that stays soft for life.
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