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Scott
09-27-2014, 11:23 PM
I noticed that the red Studebaker in the 1966 postcard has red headliner. I've seen one other photo (newer) online of a red 1966 Studebaker that also seems to have a red headliner. I was wondering if this was really a factory issued item or if it was an option? I can't say I like it, but I'm curious. And if it was offered with red interiors, why not with other colors like blue? Have they been there under my nose all these years and I never noticed?

Warren Webb
09-27-2014, 11:31 PM
My 66 Daytona has a red interior along with the red headliner. I also have a 66 Commander that I bought for parts on Ebay (cost me ALOT MORE to ship it home than what I paid for it, but that's another story!) that has the remains of the red headliner, along with the red visors.

stude dude
09-27-2014, 11:31 PM
Yes, a red headliner is correct for the red 1966 interior.

Blue had a pale bluish-grey. Champagne had off-white, etc. All had slightly padded visors in matching vinyl material.

Chris.

Scott
09-27-2014, 11:36 PM
Was it different in 1965? I had a 1965 Daytona that was red from the factory and it had a white headliner.

stude dude
09-27-2014, 11:49 PM
Yes, the 1966 color scheme was quite unique in many ways. The headliner materials and stitching patterns were also different.

Chris.

Bullet
09-28-2014, 01:25 AM
I have a 64 Cruiser with the pale blue headliner. Only one I have ever seen. The car has been in SDC for most of its life, so believe it came from the factory that way.

Mark

stude dude
09-28-2014, 01:34 AM
The pale blue used in 1964-65 was different to the 1966 type.

1964-65 = light blue textured vinyl with printed black dots.
1966 = pale gray-blue vinyl with dots in the pattern of the vinyl.

StudeRich
09-28-2014, 03:09 AM
The '66 Cruisers had some really fancy sparkle flecks in some colors like the Gold headliner the Gold Interior had.

Scott
09-28-2014, 11:44 AM
The '66 Cruisers had some really fancy sparkle flecks in some colors like the Gold headliner the Gold Interior had.

I'll go look at mine more closely, then. All I've noticed is the dirt and tears. Mine is definitely not gold, but more of an off-white and my car has the gold interior.

8E45E
09-28-2014, 12:05 PM
Here is a scan if the sun visors from each a gold interior '66 and a blue interior '66.

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2941/15194729907_5947aace49_o_d.jpg

Craig

Scott
09-28-2014, 12:36 PM
The top one looks just like mine (as it should). By the way, does anyone have a method of extracting broken plastic rods from the ends of the visors? Mine are both broken, but I have new pins (pegs) to replace them with.

jimmijim8
09-28-2014, 06:06 PM
drill them out cheers jimmijim
The top one looks just like mine (as it should). By the way, does anyone have a method of extracting broken plastic rods from the ends of the visors? Mine are both broken, but I have new pins (pegs) to replace them with.

8E45E
09-28-2014, 09:26 PM
Mine are both broken, but I have new pins (pegs) to replace them with.

The same trick crib players use for removing broken pegs from the cribboard! The hot screw method works the best. Heat up a metal screw (not to the point of red-hot, but enough to soften plastic), immediately screw it in with a pair of pliers, let it cool, then pull straight out.

Craig

Scott
09-28-2014, 09:36 PM
The same trick crib players use for removing broken pegs from the cribboard! The hot screw method works the best. Heat up a metal screw (not to the point of red-hot, but enough to soften plastic), immediately screw it in with a pair of pliers, let it cool, then pull straight out.

Craig

Well, I never would have thought of that one. Thank you.

stude dude
09-29-2014, 03:45 AM
Or you can pull the metal visor bracket out and push a long rod through the hole and push the broken pin from behind.

Roscomacaw
09-29-2014, 02:00 PM
When I sold Anne my '63 Cruiser, I initially forgot I'd bought an NOS headliner from SASCO. I found it a week later and opened the closed tube that had been sealed since it was new. Inside was a medium blue, perforated vinyl headliner for a '63.