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cardboard headliner question
#1431090 Tue Nov 23 2021 08:16 PM
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I have been reading up on the headiner past posts, and in Tech Tips. Am I right in my thinking that the windshield must be installed prior to installing the headliner? i.e., as I understand it, the front of the headliner is placed under the lip of the windshield gasket.


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Re: cardboard headliner question
Mike Burns #1431093 Tue Nov 23 2021 08:21 PM
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Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
As I recall, the headliner goes between the body and the windshield interior molding, but not under the windshield gasket.

[on edit] I just read the tech tip HERE and it says the headliner DOES go under the lip of the windshield gasket. What do I know? ohwell I'd assume that installing the headliner without the windshield installed and installing it with the headliner in the way would make it a PITA (more than it already is).

Last edited by klhansen; Tue Nov 23 2021 08:27 PM.

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Re: cardboard headliner question
Mike Burns #1431097 Tue Nov 23 2021 08:32 PM
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Mike, which Chevy truck are you asking about, your '40 or your 53?


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Re: cardboard headliner question
Lightholder's Dad #1431099 Tue Nov 23 2021 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by Lightholder's Dad
Mike, which Chevy truck are you asking about, your '40 or your 53?
I assumed it was the '53, as that's what he's been working on lately. He's made better progress than I have on my '51 for sure. thumbs_up


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Re: cardboard headliner question
Mike Burns #1433905 Fri Dec 17 2021 10:49 PM
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mike burns When I put in cardboard headliners they don't get onder the windshield gasket.

Re: cardboard headliner question
Mike Burns #1434720 Sat Dec 25 2021 05:29 PM
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If you have a decent pattern, you can make a headliner out of Formica and bend it to fit using a handheld hair dryer. It will not shrink nor warp and if lightly sanded can be painted. Most of the cardboard used today is not the same as what was available up into the early 80s. Most of the stuff I've seen is really on the flimsy side. Some use ABS plastic, but recently I saw some that was installed apx 6 years ago and (a) it had shrunk and (b) it was warped just like the cheap cardboard. So, I couldn't suggest that.


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Re: cardboard headliner question
Mike Burns #1434724 Sat Dec 25 2021 06:19 PM
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Going on my 6th year with ABS. My Suburban, which has larger panels than a truck cab and has black primer on the outside that makes temps inside very hot during the summer, has no shrinkage or warping.

Re: cardboard headliner question
Mike Burns #1435776 Sun Jan 02 2022 11:07 PM
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I agree with Jon! I used Formica for my headliner also.

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Re: cardboard headliner question
Mike Burns #1435779 Sun Jan 02 2022 11:25 PM
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What type of saw/saws and blade/blades did you use to cut the Formica?

I have has some trouble eliminating chipping at the cutting edges.

Thanks


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Re: cardboard headliner question
Mike Burns #1435781 Sun Jan 02 2022 11:29 PM
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Jig saw with fine tooth metal cutting blades. 2” wide painters tape laid down the center of the cut line. Cut slowly with even pressure.


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