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I want to put a hard headliner in my 1939 Chevy coupe. It has a steel roof support towards the front and middle, but nothing in the rear to attach the rear of the headliner board to. What is the best way and material to use and make a "bow" for the rear. Also, there is no wood in the car like older cars had. How do you attach the material to the sides after it is in the car. I have seen plygrip used with cars having wood in them, but no articles if you have a steel reinforcement.

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I did a '47 Ford that had no supports at all from side to side. I had to make three bows out of 3/4" hardwood plywood to mount the 1/4" luan plywood base to. The bows were attached to the sides of the car with "L" brackets screwed to the car and to the wooden bows. The bows hung below the roof by about 1" to 1 1/2". Now days, there are adhesives that will hold the bows in place. Once I had the bows in, I connected them together from front to back also. The whole grid system was so strong when I was done that I could actually hang from it. Just make sure the rear bow is not touching the roof of the car.

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