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Old 09-25-2005, 01:28 PM
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Cheap headliner?

My truck needs a headliner. Just a very cheapo one, nothing fancy. Right now it's the old factory insulation stuff, and the brown leather headliner that used to be there is so teared up I took it out. I was thinking carpet liner? (thats what I'm using for my floors already) or just regular carpet?
Should I just glue it one or velcro?






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Don't know what year your truck is, but here's some ideas for you. http://www.jcwhitney.com/autoparts/S...&sku=headliner
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Old 09-26-2005, 07:41 AM
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1950 Dodge (Fargo) is the truck. I dont necesarly need an aftermarket headliner, just tips on what stuff to use to make my own (pretty straightforward)






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I think it was Willys36 who made his own out of fiberglass. I think its in his Journal but if I remember right, he molded fiberglass over the top of the truck, then trimmed it up and fit it inside. Im not sure if that would be the best idea for you mike since it might mess up paint.



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i would save my money, and do it right, you do want to show it off oneday
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Old 09-26-2005, 06:09 PM
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1950 Dodge (Fargo) is the truck. I dont necesarly need an aftermarket headliner, just tips on what stuff to use to make my own (pretty straightforward)

Mike
Mike:
I do not know what type of backboard you have, but for my 1981 Camaro, I sanded the foam off and adhered a heavy felt to it. The backboard was like a heavy cardboard and it worked well.



For my 1991 GTA, I bought the headliner material in a bulk from a local fabric store and basically did the same thing. In either case, I think I spent less than $25 for material and 3M spray adhesive.

Personally, I like the way the heavy felt works and looks.

Good luck, Ed www.edgesz28.com
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Like edge said, its really not that expensive on headliners. Heck I went fancy on mine and it still didnt cost me a whole lot. I went with flames, faux leather, and an overhead console.

about 8 bucks for the foam, 15 for the faux leather, and another 20 for the console off of ebay

I dont know if you need a headliner board or not in your truck but I found a few threads that can help
Cardboard headliner
And heres the link to the part of willys journal where he did his headliner with fiberglass,
http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/jour...age=5&reverse=
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Brad that headliner is awesome.
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Thanks Bro!
An awesome headliner for an awesome truck!


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