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Old 05-26-2016, 07:52 PM   #203
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Re: Bob's Retirement Build - My '55 TF

Thanks Baldeagle and Kim. You guys keep me going!

The panels are now trimmed to size and body filler work is done. Once the velcro was in place I found that it was tough to get the panels in straight. It was a lot like contact cement once the surfaces touched. So I put rags between the velcro "loop" side & "hook" side to keep them from sticking together, aligned the screws for the visors and dome light, then pulled the rags out and tapped the panels in place. Did essentially the same for the headliner rear panel around the rear window. Worked great!

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The velcro is .095" thick and my Fatmat is .080" thick, so I'll have room for the sound deadener.

I taped over the velcro strips to keep them from getting contaminated, then stored the panels until upholstery time. Now it's on to the final small imperfections in the cab body, then high solids primer.
"It won't take long and it won't cost much."
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