Around the 'Bolt...

Search
Search the 'Bolt - more than 100,000 pages of info. Start here if you're hunting!

Discussion Forums
More than 38,400 registered Stovebo
lters from around the world talking old trucks, some hard core restoration help, tall tales and exciting moments (with videos!).

Gallery More than 3,140 old truck stories with photos from Stovebolters worldwide! More in our DITY Gallery. Year at a Glance - all the Gallery entries from 2015 and from 2014.

Tech Tips
Helpful tips on truck restoration, identification, preservation; project stories, Build Blogs and Stovebolt histories.

Links
More than 1,025 useful sites for information, parts, electrical, fire trucks, services, other sites, tools, insurance, clubs and a "publications library."

Events
Find out who's doing what, where and when! See who else is in your neighborhood with an old truck. Read some great stories and enjoy all the pictures.

The Swap Meet
FREE Classified ads for trucks, parts, truck citings, eBay / Craigslist, Hauling Board, Stovebolt Spotting Alert, Freebies! and other good stuff.

FAQs
Nothing new under the sun ... got some good Frequently Asked Questions here, and will probably have more!

Features
Sagas, Feature Stories, The "Roadkill" Commentaries, The old "It Ran When I Parked It" Photo Contests, Poster Contest, and some stuff we've done here and there and don't know where else to put it!

Stovebolt Hoo-ya
'Bolter wear, calendars, bling and other goodies!

Stovebolt Office
About Us, Contacting Us, Stovebolt Supporters, and other pertinent administrivia.

Home
Return to the home page





AD Chevy Trucks

Chevy trucks

Over 6,000 pictures
Brad Allen has an awesome collection of Chevrolet factory pictures that he has set up from film strips.

This one is on AD Chevy trucks (1947-1955).

Lots of work on Brad's part ... pure enjoyment for you.


 

Ah, sweet success -- An elusive and capricious mistress indeed when the quest before us involves installing the original style cardboard headliner! Sometimes we just end up wallowing in a sloppy swamp of vinegar-soaked cardboard in that newly restored and formerly beautiful interior! If originality isn't ultimately important, here's Don to walk you through the ...


ABS Headliner Installation
By Don "Down2sea" McLendon
Discuss this in the Tech Tips (Interiors) Forums Update January 2009 / March 2008

Originality isn't what it's cracked up to be ...

          I've tried the original style headliner and made a perfect mess of it. Then I ordered the ABS headliner kit (available from several of the vendors listed in the Links section). When it arrived, I followed the following steps with success:

  1. First I took the center bow down, placed it against the "head side" of the headliner, and insured that the hole locations as pre-marked were correct. They were.

  2. I then mounted the headliner, inserting the center bow screw first. See the double foot single handed installation tip. You could really use an extra set of hands here.

  3. Next, I installed screws and the garnish molding across the rear. The rear portion of the ABS headliner has elongated holes for ease of screw hole location.

  4. At this point, I installed the front valance (the piece that covers the windshield wiper motors) working it under the headliner. Forcing the headliner back towards the rear, I then inserted the center screw through the garnish molding. The headliner was now supported front, center and back.

  5. Next, I removed the center support screws and worked the headliner the best I could from port to starboard and fore and aft, trying to minimize the amount of trimming necessary.

  6. Using a dremel tool, I then trimmed up the areas above the door jams. I secured the back garnish moulding and marked the overhanging headliner for trimming -- what I mean here is the portion of the headliner extending beyond the outside perimeter of the garnish moulding. The rear garnish moulding was removed and the dremel tool was used to trim off the excess headliner.

  7. After again installing the rear garnish moulding (using a router bit in the dremel tool to make the screw holes), I then reinstalled the three center support screws.

  8. The left and right garnish mouldings and the door windlaces were then installed.


          Note that the color rendering in the photos is off. The headliner was painted a matching color of the trim and interior.

Good luck!


Don

 

-30-

Have you checked the old truck discussion forums?

You have an old Chevy or GMC truck and an insatiable desire to work on it, restore it, drive it,
learn more about it, connect with other such loonies.

You are not alone. There are others like you ... many others ... so come join us!

Stovebolt Fever ~ There is no cure

The Parking Lot

General Truck Talk
Big Bolts
Stovebolt Volunteer Fire Department
Panels & 'Burbs
1960-1966 Trucks
Tons 'o Fun

 

The Shop Area

The Engine Shop
Driveline
The Electrical Bay
The Radio Bench
The HiPo Shop
Paint & Body Shop
The Doors
Interiors
The Tool Chest
Making a Stovebolt Bed

The DITY Gallery

&

Welcome Centre

More, more, more

old trucks

 

Grease stains are badges of honor ~ David Colter, 1954 Chevy Tow Wrecker


Home | FAQ | Forum | Swap Meet | Gallery | Tech Tips | Links | Events | Features | Search | Hoo-ya Shop

No parts of this site, its contents, photos or graphics may be used without permission.  


Copyright © 1995-2017 | The Stovebolt Page | Mechanicsville, Maryland