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Headliner experts needed.

I'm almost ready to begin the roll cage in my rambler so, I need to address the backing for a headliner. The original style with the bows is not an option as headroom is at a premium. I want a smooth one piece headliner so, I have to construct the backing for it so the material can be applied after the roll cage is installed.
I had a local upholstery shop suggest gluing the material right to the steel roof but, I don't like that idea especially here in the phoenix area. I want some sort of insulation between the roof and whatever material I decide to use, any suggestion on material would be appreciated also.
I've read several treads where people use luan plywood but, the roof of the rambler has compound curves in the corners and I need to keep thickness to a minimum.
Also, I need to know how much clearance to leave between the bar and the roof to apply material.

Thanks in advance.

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Headliner experts needed.

Not an expert but have seen this thread that shows how to do a willys coupe headliner without original bows. It should give you some ideas if you have not seen it. Starts at post #18.

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=38449

As for how much room you need to install it over the roll cage that is something you will have to figure out after you decide how big your panels will be, how much they will bend and how you will be able to place them above the roll bar. Maybe someone can give help in that area that has done it before. I know we have some pro's on here . Maybe they have done it before.
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Thanks for the reply homebrew. I have seen the thread on the willys coupe and I'ts a good one but, I'm trying to figure out how to install the material after the roll cage is installed. Also, the car has no bows to attach anything to and if I made some They would have to be very thin to keep the overall thickness to a minimum. Also, there will be several bars to work around because it will be a full cage. I'll try to upload a couple of pictures so you can see what I'm working with. Thanks again.
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