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    I saw a picture several months ago, where they used 3 car bows. I wonder if anyone here knows what car they came out of. It looked Factory I wonder if GT Hawk headliner stainless would work. Comments appreciated.
    My 1st car. "A TRANSTAR"

    Starliner
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    Somewhere between Culture and Agriculture
    in the Geographic center of Tennessee

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    That's going to be an exercise in measuring and/or trial and error, as I believe none of those trucks had cloth headliners, just cardboard components.
    "All attempts to 'rise above the issue' are simply an excuse to avoid it profitably." --Dick Gregory

    Brad Johnson, SDC since 1975, ASC since 1990
    Pine Grove Mills, Pa.
    '33 Rockne 10,
    '51 Commander Starlight,
    '53 Commander Starlight "Désirée",
    '56 Sky Hawk

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    • #3
      Not sure, but I seem to recall reading that the bows came out of a 90s Thunderbird.
      Skip Lackie

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      • #4
        It was a '58 T-Bird, Skip. The front two we used without shortening, the rear bow was shortened but I don't remember by how much. The bows are about 4 1/2 feet long.
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        Rick
        Kingman, AZ

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        • #5
          Wow, my date was off by a wee bit! But 58 Tbirds are gonna be almost as hard to find in junk yards as Studebakers.
          Skip Lackie

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          • #6
            For sure Skip. That 58 Bird was gone the next time I went to the Pic-A-Part. But I would assume any of the late 50's and most of the 60's full size cars would have long enough bows. And the price was right; I paid $1.00 each for the bows. What a deal!
            Rick
            Kingman, AZ

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            • #7
              Thanks Rick. Just what I was looking for. Nice Truck!
              My 1st car. "A TRANSTAR"

              Starliner
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              Somewhere between Culture and Agriculture
              in the Geographic center of Tennessee

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