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Username Post: Headliner        (Topic#355994)
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Reg: 04-12-10
04-12-19 07:11 AM - Post#2764100    

We just had our 1954 Belair 2drht painted so we’re getting ready for uplostrey. There is no glass in the car. Which should come first the glass or the headliner or does it make any difference.
Thanks for your advice.


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04-12-19 09:03 AM - Post#2764108    
    In response to bonnie

Put the glass in first.

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04-12-19 11:04 AM - Post#2764118    
    In response to bonnie

I've not yet done it, but I'd say glass. Headliner is definitely the first thing to install for the interior...or so says Gil at Ciadella.

Scott Acton
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04-15-19 07:28 PM - Post#2764306    
    In response to bonnie

It isn't prudent to make one choice over the other, until you know how it was originally installed at the factory. I have seen some cars, where the front and rear of the headliner is held in by the glass rubber gasket, and on others, there is a tack strip that holds the headliner at the windshield and the backlite. I would check with the person that is going to be doing the install of the headliner as to what is best for him. On my 1962, the headliner went in after the glass, however, I don't know much about your particular year car, when it comes to the upholstery.

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Kyle G. 
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04-16-19 08:02 PM - Post#2764365    
    In response to junky

I replaced the front and rear glass on my 50' 3 years ago. It has a new interior and the headliner was tucked in under the glass rubber weatherstrip lip for what its worth. I think tucking the headliner in lets it be just that bit neater of an installation.

1950 Chevy Styleline Deluxe w/ '60 235 engine and '58 torque tube 3-speed overdrive with 3:55 gears in the back

1946 Willys CJ-2A


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