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#1 Freddiezee

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Posted 12 March 2020 - 06:19 AM

I need to replace my headliner in my 71. My question is does the board type headliner fit where the old bow type is? Board type says 73-74. Does not have to be original, just don't want to mess around with the bows if I don't have to..

 

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 04:40 AM

While the board for the 73-74 will fit into the space that old headlinner occupied,what I'm unsure about is if your 71 has all the same trim pieces as newer bird. Those trim pieces are what holds the edges of the headliner board to the outer perimeter of the roof.



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Posted 13 March 2020 - 07:15 AM

Thanks for the reply Sea Dog. If it fits physically, I would not mind procuring the necessary trim pieces for completion. The car is a non original pro touring car anyway. My concern is only with physical fitment.

 

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 09:02 AM

Many have the trim tabs broken off anyway, it's just an assistance thing during install until trim covers in place.

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 09:22 AM

So if I read everyone correctly, Most all the later 2nd gen cars should physically fit this car. Next I guess I would need a source for all interior trim moldings.

 

Any leads on used or new parts?

 

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Posted 13 March 2020 - 07:03 PM

Only the 73-74 headliner boards should be the same as your 71. In 75 & later 2nd gens, the rear window was changed which would require a slightly different shape headliner board.






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