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MTF One Piece Headliner Install

Since there have been a few threads with reviews. I thought maybe there should also be an installation thread. I did not take many pictures during the installation. But, hopefully this will help someone.

MTF Headliner Install:

Remove the back seat and quarter panels.
Remove the sill plate for easy removal of the windlace. Then pull off the windlace.
Remove the windshield trim piece at the dash pad.
Remove the sun visor's and rear view mirror.
Lay out a plastic drop cloth over the interior.
Start pulling out the old headliner making sure to remove all the material near the pinch welds. This makes it easier to install the windlace once the MTF headliner is installed. ( Wear eye protection and a mask. As you pull the old headliner down, the jute padding may fall apart as you pull.)
Number the headliner bows in the order as you remove them. Also mark the holes they are pulled from with a permanent marker. (In case you ever decide to reinstall a vinyl headliner again.)
Use a plastic scraper to remove any remaining padding left behind.
Install your favorite sound deadener / heat insulation.
Make a hinged template with cardboard. Tape one end onto the windshield. Pull the other end over the sun visor and rear view mirror mounts. Locate the holes with a awl.
Install the MTF headliner. Use rubber coated clamps, scrap windlace or a helper to hold the headliner in place. Center it side to side leaving the same amount of overhang on each side. Some trimming may be needed to reinstall the windlace.
Use a glass installation hook or trim removal tool to carefully pull the glass rubber gasket over the front and rear of the headliner.
Use the hinged templates to drill holes for the sun visor's and rear view mirror. Start with a small drill bit to make a pilot hole. Use the drill bit to locate the hole thru the headliner into the screw hole. When everything is aligned properly use a larger drill bit to enlarge the hole. Use a moderate speed while drilling the hole so the drill bit does not wander.
Install the rear side panels.
Install the front pillar covers.
Reinstall all the interior parts that were removed in the first steps.

I used Dynamat with a layer of Noico Liner for sound deadening/noise.
I plastidipped my rear view mirror and brackets then sprayed them with interior paint.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-28-2017, 11:15 PM
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I really like the hinged cardboard template idea.



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Thanks for the excellent write-up. The cardboard idea is really nifty.

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