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Old 03-09-2009, 05:16 PM   #1
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I looked around in search area ... but it isn't giving me an answer I am looking for ... anyways..

I wanted to hear from you guys about getting the pilars inside off and about getting the Roof Liner off and the Seatbelt holding plastic covers off.

I am wanting to clean up and create a new interior look for my SVT for show purpose. My wife and I have found some great material for the roof ... just want to make sure there are only a few nuts and bolts here and there to get it off.

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i just removed my headliner as well. i read the how to on removing the oh-shit handles. i still broke 3/4 of them. the trim is held in place by clips. pull straight out carefully on all of them and you will be fine.

i even completely removed the cover from the sunroof. im looking at getting some microsuede or real suede.
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I'll try to find pics but I'm not on here much these days. I know I have some pics in one of my threads somewhere.
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I appreciate it fellas ... My wife and I found some sweet Checkered material made of suede like material and leather-ish material ... I looks better than you think

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well everyones pretty much covered it... when i took my pillars out everything came out really easy except the little bit by the window on the A pillars... i broke both the clips on both sides when i did mine, but i took gorilla glue and fixed them right up... the O-shit handles were the biggest pain...

also if your going to be re-covering the headliner, id say start by the visor area, thats the hardest part because of the deep curves the visors sit in... i did mine back to front and had to re-do it because the fabric wouldnt stretch enough to do the curves...
also make sure the fabric stretches... it will make your project a TON easier... hope that helps you a little bit.

what color are you doing everything in?
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if you have this there is a tool for a door puller that works great in getting into the plastic clips and popping them out.. ive had to do that on previous vehicles and they work great. you can get cheap ones at like napa advanced auto zone pep boys... what ever you have close to where you are....
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Also....remove those trim pieces on a warm day with the car sitting in the sun. There's much less of a chance of breaking any plastic around the clip areas.

When you re-install the trim, put a little grease on the metal clips.....they'll come off easier the next time.
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lol yeah nothing like having to pay out the for a new trim peace because they cant give us some give on the pins
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lol no kidding... its a plot by ford to get us to bust them when we want to mod ;)

thats ok i love gorilla glue.. stuffs stronger now then it was before
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well everyones pretty much covered it... when i took my pillars out everything came out really easy except the little bit by the window on the A pillars... i broke both the clips on both sides when i did mine, but i took gorilla glue and fixed them right up... the O-shit handles were the biggest pain...

also if your going to be re-covering the headliner, id say start by the visor area, thats the hardest part because of the deep curves the visors sit in... i did mine back to front and had to re-do it because the fabric wouldnt stretch enough to do the curves...
also make sure the fabric stretches... it will make your project a TON easier... hope that helps you a little bit.

what color are you doing everything in?
I will make sure to go front to back then ... so that I wont have to do it all over. Thanks for the tip. I found fabric that was sort of in a checkered interlace look btween black and gray (Since my car is silver) - with a bit of white lining.


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if you have this there is a tool for a door puller that works great in getting into the plastic clips and popping them out.. ive had to do that on previous vehicles and they work great. you can get cheap ones at like napa advanced auto zone pep boys... what ever you have close to where you are....
I will look for that tool ... and yes we do have both an Advance Auto Part and Auto Zone.

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Also....remove those trim pieces on a warm day with the car sitting in the sun. There's much less of a chance of breaking any plastic around the clip areas.

When you re-install the trim, put a little grease on the metal clips.....they'll come off easier the next time.
thanks for the tip ... I will do that.

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lol yeah nothing like having to pay out the for a new trim peace because they cant give us some give on the pins
Well ... modifying any car gets expensive when it comes to those little bits that we need.

Thanks everyone
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