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Old 07-12-2015, 08:59 PM
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Put my headliner in today

I think I exceeded my old record for swearing. My wife helped me get the top in and lined up and then it was all me. The instructions lack something too be desired. I had to trim the kick panels and the filler piece over the back window. About 3 hour job. Don't know if that is longer than normal or just right. Broke two drill bits. I used 1/8" bits which were just right. I think the instructions could have at least told you the size of bit to use. Quality of the part great, instructions suck.
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I hAd to trim my kick panels also. On the side where the magic heater is, I used a beer can to cut a neat half circle cutout for the cable that controls the fresh air. I do not know if that is right or not but it looks original. I think the kick panel push pins are a little loose also. I was fortunate and used the originals left in the truck after I bead blasted them along with painting them.

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Old 07-13-2015, 04:41 PM
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Good for you! It took me longer than that the first go around years ago. My second attempt was better as I wetted it down, used alittle vasoline around the rear window rubber, and trimmed as I went.
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I hAd to trim my kick panels also. On the side where the magic heater is, I used a beer can to cut a neat half circle cutout for the cable that controls the fresh air. I do not know if that is right or not but it looks original. I think the kick panel push pins are a little loose also. I was fortunate and used the originals left in the truck after I bead blasted them along with painting them.

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I agree, the kick panel fasteners are really sloppy, other than that , it is all good.
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I estimate it will take me two days to do mine.
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I hAd to trim my kick panels also. On the side where the magic heater is, I used a beer can to cut a neat half circle cutout for the cable that controls the fresh air. I do not know if that is right or not but it looks original. I think the kick panel push pins are a little loose also. I was fortunate and used the originals left in the truck after I bead blasted them along with painting them.

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When I was going to put mine in I was given advise that included a beer can also. I was told to sit in a lawn chair, open a can of beer & watch someone else put my headliner in.


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My dad and are putting in the headliner in our F1 this coming weekend. We also have the dome light, so I know we have our hands full. I am sure it will require more beer cans.

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When I was going to put mine in I was given advise that included a beer can also. I was told to sit in a lawn chair, open a can of beer & watch someone else put my headliner in.


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I waited until we were done, then I think I had six empties setting around.
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My dad and are putting in the headliner in our F1 this coming weekend. We also have the dome light, so I know we have our hands full. I am sure it will require more beer cans.

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I'm doing the dome light as well. Would sure love to see some pics of your install. Hope it goes well for you.
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Congratulations on getting it done, I bet it looks real nice, For me it's been one of those jobs that I have successfully put off for about 12 or 13 years now, but what the heck, my cab has a funky 60s feel to it that has kinda grown on me. A little Patchouli and an 8 track and Ill be set LOL. Enough about my truck, you getting yours in, is a really big deal and Id love to see a pic of it. Keep up the good work .
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There are many situation with these old trucks that are enhanced with the careful application of a beer can. Unfortunately for me, my wife is a recycling nut so I rarely have an empty beer can available to use. Luckily for me I keep a steady stock of full beer cans on hand (for emergency use only, of course).

When the situation arises where you need the empty beer can, you are forced to dig out the lawn chair, and the full beer, sit back, relax, empty the beer can and then proceed with the project (repeat the process as necessary)

Life is tough sometimes......LOL

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There are many situation with these old trucks that are enhanced with the careful application of a beer can. Unfortunately for me, my wife is a recycling nut so I rarely have an empty beer can available to use. Luckily for me I keep a steady stock of full beer cans on hand (for emergency use only, of course).

When the situation arises where you need the empty beer can, you are forced to dig out the lawn chair, and the full beer, sit back, relax, empty the beer can and then proceed with the project (repeat the process as necessary)

Life is tough sometimes......LOL

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Did you stop to take any pictures during the installation?

Maybe you can give us some advice/do's-don'ts for any future installs
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Did you stop to take any pictures during the installation?

Maybe you can give us some advice/do's-don'ts for any future installs
Didn't get any pics,of the install, it was kinda like once I got started I had to keep going. That's how I work. I measured like the instructions stated to get the center of the top location for the screw, didn't work out. Someone mentioned putting a screw in the center with the head ground to a point, after install , push the headliner up to find that top center bracket. I wish I had done that. Other than that it seems pretty straight forward.
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Good one 53 tonner! I lied because I did have some help with my headliner. Say hello to my little friends.....oops! Can't say those few persuading words here! LOL
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