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57 chevy headliner

Hello , is it hard to install a bow style headliner in a 57 chevy 4 door post? I would like to do it myself but not sure how to start?

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Hello , is it hard to install a bow style headliner in a 57 Chevy 4 door post? I would like to do it myself but not sure how to start?
First, be sure to have another headliner to replace it with or at least have measurements from seam to seam in your old headliner.

remove the trim pieces, sun visors, dome lights, etc around the headliner and on all 4 sides of the roof interior

on one side (passenger or driver - pick one and stick with it) label all of the bows front to back 1,2,3,4,etc.

clean up any sound deadening material and paint anything that may be rusty or could rust. (we don't want rust stains on the new fabric)

find the center of the new headliner and mark (on the car) the center of the roof line / windshield / rear window.

put the bows in the new head liner's "suspension loops" in the same order and same direction as you had removed them previously.

re attach the bows (they are usually in a retention hole on one side and screwed or clipped on the other) and let the headliner hang loosely.

line up the center front and back of the headliner with the center front and back of the car.

pull the material taught to the front and tack, then rear tack, then left center and tack, then right center and tack.

keep working in a cris cross pattern until the headliner is attached.

attach trim pieces.

"done"

if you find that there are little wrinkles that you can't seem to get out by pulling, a steamer or a squirt bottle and a nice warm day will usually take most of that out.

Good luck,

~Joe Ferrero
Geneseo, NY
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Old 11-15-2006, 10:17 PM
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Yes, you can do this yourself, but know the pitfalls ahead of time. While you're doing this, it would be a good idea to replace the windlace because it will probably be in poor condition anyway. This is the round trim that encircles the doors. It will be impossible to replace it after the headliner is in place. You should also have some basic tools to push the fabric over the windlace and under the tackstrips over the doors. Depending on what fabric your new headliner is made of, do not steam or spray water on any fabric until you are sure it won't leave a stain. Be aware that spraying water or steaming a fabric with a high percentage of cotton content will make the fabric shrink. Check this out on a piece of scrap or somewhere on the fabric that will not show. On your first pull, do not pull the fabric so hard that you tilt the bows forward or backward beyond vertical. If you are unclear what I'm talking about, do not try to do the headliner yourself before checking with a professional who has done this job before so you understand the whole process. I'm not trying to rain on your parade, but be careful and do a lot of pre-installation research before you end up doing the job more than once and spending more money than a pro would have charged you to install the headliner in the first place.
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