The procedure is quite simple and there is no need for fear. If I could do it, anyone can! The first step is to remove everything with veneer. This includes the inner door panels (Fig. 3), rear side trim (Fig. 4), and the center console (Fig. 5).
Although the radio trim was originally covered in black on the ’65, I intended to cover it with the veneer. With the help of your service manual and suitable tools, the removal is simple. Make sure that you put all the screws, nuts, and other small parts from the panels in small plastic bags with labels. If possible, use your mobile phone to take photos before and after removal. This will make it much easier to reassemble correctly. For additional help, I printed out the shots and added them to the appropriate plastic bag.
The panels on the door and rear trim are fastened with little hooks (Fig. 6). They must be cautiously curved backwards to free the veneer trim panels. I heated the hooks with a hair dryer, which reduced the possibility of breakage. I had access to an industrial dryer which was helpful. Repeat the procedure carefully for each trim panel.
Once removed, the aluminum frames must be removed. Although they may look different, all veneer panels are attached the same way. The outer trim consists of eight separate pieces as shown in Fig. 7.
To remove the trim, I started with the end piece marked as A. Slightly raise the inner edge with a small screwdriver until it jumps out of the locking hooks as shown within the circles (Fig. 7).
Once released from the hooks, piece A can be slid out to the side (Fig 8). Repeat this with pieces B and H. The long top and bottom trims, marked as C and G, will then slide out.
Free the trim pieces at the other end marked D, E and F using the same unlocking method.
Now the old veneer is exposed and can be removed. The veneer is glued and can easily be removed with a hair dryer and a spatula. After removal, clean the panels and remove the heavy glue residue with acetone (Fig. 9). I preferred to use a grinder to obtain a clean surface.