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Re: Yet another headliner bites the dust [Re: Don huffer] #1233515
Tue Sep 05 2017 01:14 PM
Tue Sep 05 2017 01:14 PM
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sstock  Offline
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Gig Harbor, WA
Thanks for this thread, I'm not far from doing this. I like the poster board template idea.


1953 Chevrolet 3100
Re: Yet another headliner bites the dust [Re: sstock] #1234618
Wed Sep 13 2017 03:11 PM
Wed Sep 13 2017 03:11 PM
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Don huffer  Offline OP
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Make sure it's not too small. Because when you push the last section in it might make it short in other spots.

Don


Can’t begin to tell you how much I hate the name Stovebolt.
Re: Yet another headliner bites the dust [Re: Don huffer] #1234860
Sat Sep 16 2017 06:15 AM
Sat Sep 16 2017 06:15 AM
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Got my headliner in and was very happy with the cardboard kit from bowtie bits. The kit was a perfect fit. Made in USA too.
Little bit of trimming on the rear piece of cardboard only. A couple little tidbits to aid anyone doing this.
1) Start with the front piece and loosen but dont remove the windshield garnish mouldings, thise will hold one end on the cardboard headliner for you while you side the other end into the floating center retainer.
2) Hang the rear retainer loose by just 2 screws, this will hold the rear part of the rear cardboard, while you slide the front part of the rear cardboard into the center retainer
3) tighten the rear retainer
4)Trim the rear piece of cardboard on the back portion under the rear retainer with a razor blade.

Last edited by sstock; Sat Sep 16 2017 06:26 AM.

1953 Chevrolet 3100
Re: Yet another headliner bites the dust [Re: sstock] #1234883
Sat Sep 16 2017 01:15 PM
Sat Sep 16 2017 01:15 PM
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Taos NM
I painted the interior roof with bed-liner, left over from doing the frame, before installing headliner. When I took out the old one a huge nest from a mice family was under it. The cab sure smelled nice..

Re: Yet another headliner bites the dust [Re: Don huffer] #1234962
Sat Sep 16 2017 09:16 PM
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showkey  Offline
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Wausau WI
I trimmed the new headliner on a table saw.............to get a perfect straight edge on the back.

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