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#822531 - Fri Feb 03 2012 09:11 AM Headliner
chevoldsmoyota Offline
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Registered: Thu Apr 16 2009 08:30 AM
Posts: 159
Loc: Preston, Idaho USA
I have read a lot of past discussions about installing headliners, but what I'm interested in is headliner finish.

I bought one of the aftermarket cardboard units, but I'm thinking of applying an old antique-looking map to it before installation. There was a post here wherein someone applied a collage of avocado box labels to their headliner - pretty cool.

Anyone care to post more pics of their "custom" headliner finishes?
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#823327 - Sun Feb 05 2012 05:11 PM Re: Headliner [Re: chevoldsmoyota]
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#823696 - Mon Feb 06 2012 08:56 PM Re: Headliner [Re: Avette4me]
chevoldsmoyota Offline
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Loc: Preston, Idaho USA
Nice! I notice the visors are covered in the same material - nice attention to detail!

Has anyone done any other type of application? Rod run stickers? posters? Just looking for ideas other than painted cardboard.

Craig
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#823718 - Mon Feb 06 2012 09:47 PM Re: Headliner [Re: chevoldsmoyota]
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#823747 - Mon Feb 06 2012 10:52 PM Re: Headliner [Re: AD_Pickup]
chevoldsmoyota Offline
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AD_Pickup - looks good! Did you glue the (vinyl?) to a cardboard headliner from a vendor, or did you start from scratch? My '50 has a middle bow. . .how did you get rid of that?
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#823918 - Tue Feb 07 2012 03:49 PM Re: Headliner [Re: chevoldsmoyota]
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Loc: California
No cardboard behind the liner, the middle bow is above the headliner. The headliner attaches to the bow by loops sewed into the seam.
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#826059 - Mon Feb 13 2012 10:37 PM Re: Headliner [Re: AD_Pickup]
chevoldsmoyota Offline
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Registered: Thu Apr 16 2009 08:30 AM
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Loc: Preston, Idaho USA
327 views later, it looks like folks are interested in headliners. . .

If you don't have pictures, how about sounding off with ideas you have for your headliners?

Old newsprint ads? Burlap? Turkey feathers? dang Keep the ideas coming!

Craig
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#826166 - Tue Feb 14 2012 10:20 AM Re: Headliner [Re: chevoldsmoyota]
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Registered: Thu Apr 07 2011 09:26 AM
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Loc: Missoula, MT
My plan (almost there) is to use thin cedar slats/veneer about 3in wide and run it in strips across the width of the ceiling after I lay my padding down.
The wood in the headliner will be matched with cedar shingle sunvisors and cedar door panel trim.

Cedar is wonderful.

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#826182 - Tue Feb 14 2012 11:42 AM Re: Headliner [Re: Chooglin]
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yes Chooglin, cedar is great wood, but -from someone who has used lots of it for years- I'd advise that you make sure the cedar you use gets very well sealed all 6 sides and that you prepare and stash extra to replace pieces that split or warp with use and variations in ambient humidity wink

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#826756 - Thu Feb 16 2012 12:26 AM Re: Headliner [Re: red58]
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When I bought my truck it had no door panels, so I thought I'd make my own after I saw the prices for new ones. The material I settled on was used political signs. You know, the ones made of corregated plastic? I found a really large one and after measuring where the missing panels used to be, I marked it out on the plastic with a felt tip pen and then cut them out with some heavy duty scissors. Then I sprayed 3M adhesive on them and covered them with vinyl that I had bought at a Hancock fabric store. They turned out great. I have plans to do the exact same thing for my headliner.

Just my 2 cents worth.
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