Hello dmp1,All the work looks great! Thanks for the documentation. Learning a bit here and there! Went through most of this with my galaxie--and still at it--but had the support of a friend who helped along the way. Post like this are so great for the weekend warrior restoring, and learning along the way! Thanks XL!
My vinyl top was from mustang market, but years ago, so not sure of their vendor. Assuming it is the same vendor, for the record, I am very happy with it. If helpful to anyone, I believe the Ford texture for the 66 is called Levant?
As a second to Larsofvt, my glass was installed after the vinyl top was installed. Allowed me to wrap the top into the glass channel. Glass and trim fit well after.
Thank you for the kind words. It's labour of love, there's no doubt about that. I know when I read others postings it does help to motivate me so if these posts can do the same, all the better
I think Larsofvt might have been referring to the headliner going in first. I think there are instances in certain cars where this is true, but not in this case as the rear window is glued in and not held in by 'H' channel rubber moulding. I think the 3rd gen B pillar post 4 door post cars use the 'H' channel, but don't quote me
But you're right the vinyl top will go in first to ensure the vinyl adheres to the inside lip of the glass openings. I just will not staple and nail it to the steel like the lunatics at Ford did. Then the glass can go in. I am not going to use butyl tape but the modern urethane glue after priming the glass first.