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Headliner removal?

How do you get it out of the car? I have everything out but the dash. Has anyone done it before or seen it done that can help me out?
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Never done it but I will be trying this weekend I believe.
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How do you get it out of the car? I have everything out but the dash. Has anyone done it before or seen it done that can help me out?
When I had my headliner recovered in suede-tex all they had to remove were the seats.
The headliner did flex a bit

sorry i was not present when it was removed
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I was able to get it out the passenger side. The seats, rear view mirror, A&B Pillars, Rear window trim had to be removed. With the windows down I was able to squeeze it out of the passenger side starting with the back. I would suggest protecting your dash and rear panels as it has to be squeezed to get it out.
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Headliner removal?

Would you mind posting a few photos of the roof without the headliner?

I'm 6"3, and find the front if the headliner really obstructs my view of traffic lights. Is there anything structural behind that lip?

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Attempting this now - cannot seem to remove the A-pillars or B-pillars successfully :\
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Attempting this now - cannot seem to remove the A-pillars or B-pillars successfully :\
Plack, what are you up to?
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Figured the B-pillars out - they were a LOT easier than I thought lol. The A-pillars still elude me and I don't want to do damage to something so I have stopped working on them and am finishing up the with my drivers side door (Passenger side I completed last night).

I'm adding sound deadening to the external pieces of the cabin - and I want my roof done as well. LOADS less wind noise, a lot easier to keep it at the temperature I prefer, and makes me happy.
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Figured the B-pillars out - they were a LOT easier than I thought lol. The A-pillars still elude me and I don't want to do damage to something so I have stopped working on them and am finishing up the with my drivers side door (Passenger side I completed last night).

I'm adding sound deadening to the external pieces of the cabin - and I want my roof done as well. LOADS less wind noise, a lot easier to keep it at the temperature I prefer, and makes me happy.
Seems like a lot of work but...as long as it makes you happy
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You should feel how well my doors close now Slight push with a finger and they go "thud" home. No rattling, no jiggle, no questions. Just a nice solid close, reminds me of the Porsche I sold after getting the Evora.

Now to just figure out the interior a-pillars lol.
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Hello,

any one of you find how remove the headliner finally ? If i don't say a mistake, to remove the A-pillars before we must to remove the dashboard right ?

thanks for your help

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According to the manual, to remove the A Pillar trim, the dash has to come out first.
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The a pillar trim will not be able to fully come out because it will be held at the bottom by the dash. But you can pull on the top part of the trim and release 2 Christmas tree fasteners towards the top angling it away from the rest of a pillar and giving you some extra space
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... Is there anything structural behind that lip? The lip covers the roof roll bar.

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