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Old 03-31-2004, 07:30 PM
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Headliner.

I am in the planning stages of completely removing and replacing the interior of my Chevy Malibu Sedan, which the project will actually be started after my last show of this year (October 10th), so I have plenty of planning time to work things out.

My main concern is the headliner itsself, I have no idea what the interior of this car would have looked like 23 years ago and don't care for the headliner it has now.

The previous owner replaced the worn/faded/cracked/broken/etc. interior of this car with a myriad of other GM G-body sedan and coupe parts, and did a very decent job.

I am now faced with putting up with a "decent" interior in a show car, and it's going to have to do until the end of the summer.

My main concern is what to use for supporting the material I choose for the headliner when it comes time to R&R the interior. And can I get a solid backing material to support the cloth material that is only one piece. How would a 1 piece headliner be installed when it's larger than ANY opening on the car?

At least I am giving myself plenty of time to figure these things out before I start the project.

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Try removing all the outside trim around the headliner and let the headliner lay on top of the seats (the factory backing is a one piece pressed type fiber board). If you can find someone to help you with the next part, it would be helpfull. Lay the seat backs flat and tilt the steering wheel up as high as it will go. Have one person stand at the pass front door opening and another at the drivers back door. Tilt the headliner so that the bottom of it is facing the pass side while also moving it out toward the pass front door opening. It is somewhat flexable and can be "curved" out the pass front door.

Good luck.
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Old 04-01-2004, 06:42 AM
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Try removing all the outside trim around the headliner and let the headliner lay on top of the seats (the factory backing is a one piece pressed type fiber board). If you can find someone to help you with the next part, it would be helpfull. Lay the seat backs flat and tilt the steering wheel up as high as it will go. Have one person stand at the pass front door opening and another at the drivers back door. Tilt the headliner so that the bottom of it is facing the pass side while also moving it out toward the pass front door opening. It is somewhat flexable and can be "curved" out the pass front door.

Good luck.
He no longer has the pressed board headliner, can't you see the picture?

M&M, I could explain how to make a hard board headliner, but have to think of an easy way to explain it. Ill try and think of a way of simplifying the process and post later.
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