73 Monaco wagon

Restoration

  1. saforwardlook

    saforwardlook Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Scott, I had a chance today to pull down the rest of the headliner on my 69 T&C and couldn't find a carboard strip similar to the one in your photo. Maybe by 73 they found a need for it that didn't show up in my early car. Chrysler also tried much harder in 1973 to quiet all their C body cars measureably. That might help explain it too.
     
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    I think it goes under the air deflector, in the very back. When I get to the point of installing headliner I’ll see if I can tuck it in.

    Went for a drive on the interstate yesterday. Car is so smooth and enjoyable to drive. “This is why I have done all this.” What a joy.

    But with all door panels out, no carpet and no headliner, it’s loud. I think I will install some sound deadener. I have seen some material called “B-quiet”, I may go that route.
     
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    FYI, pages #16 and 17 in this thread (from 2018) show a little about rear quarter window trim removal and also the rear seat overhead A/C unit hanging down from the roof, if you need some details, I show the headliner removed. It’s very ‘gauzy’. You can see the “fiber filler” insulating pad material that goes under the A/C unit and the headliner.
     
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    Shop dropped down the overhead A/C unit from second row and it is going to get a “going over” by Classic Air. Both blowers work fine, but the shop guys were a little concerned about the condition of metal cooling line pieces. I am happy to go this route, for peace of mind.

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    Well, with all the COVID-19 drama, the work at the shop has slowed down, but I hope to have the car back soon. Meanwhile I did some sanding on the grille repairs to get the repair pieces to blend in better. I’ll do a very light overall sanding, then paint it argent.

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