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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-12-2019, 11:11 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone see this before???

Does anyone know what’s going on here?!

Stripped my headliner and found something I’ve never seen before... there is a bent piece of metal between the underside of the roof and the cross brace. I believe that this brace is usually right up against the roof with a piece of insulation type material between... this piece of metal appears to be trying to create some sort of tension between the roof and the brace? I’m just throwing out guesses here - has anyone seen this before?




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Nope. I've pulled down several originals and never saw that. Maybe a stereo or exhaust note or something was making the metal vibrate. It's obvious the inside has been painted, and it looks like quite well, so I'd say a previous owner was doing some sound proofing or something.

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Definitely Doesn't belong....

It looks like Bubba got busy one time in the past...

It's been Bubbafied.... )

Time to remove it an actually see what's going on...

If I had to guess... Probably a dent in the roof that kept caving...The metal is supporting the old dent so that it doesn't cave back in... Just a guess..

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Definitely Doesn't belong....

If I had to guess... Probably a dent in the roof that kept caving...The metal is supporting the old dent so that it doesn't cave back in... Just a guess..

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That is my guess as well.

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Yeah, probably there to prevent "oil canning" of a slightly stretched roof panel.
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Agree with the above.
I'd leave it in place ... i.e., leave well-enough alone. I see no reason to remove it unless you're concerned it will come lose.
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dont know if its from the dark picture shadows but it looks like some work was done and something didnt fit or align so they took up the slack with the flat rod. leave well enough alone.

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Just noticed!! Are those brake lines acting as Headliner bars?!?!..LOL... Say it ain't so! It looks like a Brake line fitting on the end of the middle headliner bar... Look again at the pic!

Bubba was sure busy!

Are my eyes deceiving me..?!

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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 06-14-2019, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Just noticed!! Are those brake lines acting as Headliner bars?!?!..LOL... Say it ain't so! It looks like a Brake line fitting on the end of the middle headliner bar... Look again at the pic!



Bubba was sure busy!



Are my eyes deceiving me..?!



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No, there aren’t any brake lines in the roof... but at this stage, nothing would shock me. Here is the fuse “block”




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^^^^ oh my... ^^^^
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Went with all red wiring to keep that clean look...


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The sad part is it looks like they took a lot of time setting up that fire hazard. Wow... just wow.

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No, there aren’t any brake lines in the roof... but at this stage, nothing would shock me. Here is the fuse “block”




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Oh crap. Wow. I thought my wiring was jerry rigged. Good luck.

Out of curiosity, how many teeth did the PO have?
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