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#389663 - 05/23/17 10:04 AM 39 Coupe rear quarter window and back glass tack
Brewskiehunter Offline
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Registered: 01/16/11
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Loc: Vancouver BC
Can someone tell me how the headliner materiel attaches to the body around the rear quarter windows and rear windshield under the garnish moldings? I see staples in the metal jambs around the glass but nothing else. Was there some form of tack strip stapled into the body metal? what does everyone use today to hold the headliner cloth in?


#390208 - 06/03/17 07:14 PM Re: 39 Coupe rear quarter window and back glass tack [Re: Brewskiehunter]
Mike Buller Offline


Registered: 10/11/07
Posts: 1758
Loc: MI, USA, Midland
Today, the headliner is attached onto a plastic tack strip about 1/8th of an inch thick. The strips used around the windows are help in place by rivets. While the job is not real difficult it does require a lot of patience and the ability to work in a lot of uncomfortable positions.

I spaced the rivets about every 4 inches, and used a clamp, where possible, to help hold the tack strip in place. My learning curve is SLOW so it did take a little experimenting to develop an efficient method for drilling the holes so the tack strip didn't have any bulges.

I replaced all my tack strip, even though I could have had my upholster do it. The job is time consuming and I wanted to save some money, and liked the challenge of figuring out how to do it. I probably have over 8 hours of work in removing the old tack strip and installing the new.

Good luck, Mike

Mike 41/77 Chevys

#390709 - 06/14/17 07:14 AM Re: 39 Coupe rear quarter window and back glass tack [Re: Mike Buller]
Brewskiehunter Offline
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Registered: 01/16/11
Posts: 119
Loc: Vancouver BC
Thanks Mike for the explanation and the pictures.. with a tack strip of only 1/8" thick what tack are you using? The tack would hold some headliner material in addition to the 1/8" tack strip thickness but that sounds like a very small tack?



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