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Old 10-25-2010, 12:16 PM
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Find the starting point for your headliner, whether it gets started in the front and pulled back, started at the back and pulled forward, or started in the middle and pulled both ways. Keep the headliner centered front to back and side to side, and don't cut anything unless you're absolutely sure. Cut the smallest hole you can for the dome light. Don't pull the fabric real tight where the sun visors are attached. Take your time.

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There are a number of places the headliner can start. It's pretty obvious normally. There's usually a brace or something like those two wires to hold one of the bows and then you have to work from there. It can be in the front, middle, or back.
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Here are some pictures of listing tape. It comes in rolls and is already pre-folded. It is 3" wide and 1 1/2" when folded. You don't want the listings hung from metal bows to be too heavy duty, that defeats the purpose. This stuff is plenty strong. You need to buy these things from upholstery supply places, fabric shops usually don't know what you're talking about. You don't really need to have listing tape sewn to the headliner seams if you're stapling the headliner up, you just need something sewn to the seams to that will hold staples.

As far as windlace, you could sew it with a zipper foot, but that would be pretty clumsy. It could be a left or right zipper foot depending on how you feed the windlace through your machine.

When I sew windlace, I use a 3/4" welt foot for 1/2" sponge rod, and a 5/8" welt foot for 3/8" sponge rod. Here are pictures of them.
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Sponge rod. It's called sponge rod. If you ask for "foam cord" they won't know what you want.
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71 nova headliner

i'm installing a headliner in a 71 2door nova, does the sail panel adhere to the fabric from the roof once I stretch it over the hinged track?
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Does it have separate sail panel boards? If they're not already sewed to the headliner, it doesn't get attached to the main headliner. Usually separate sail panels are attached with clips that hook into the sail panel under the fabric and the clips go into holes to hold the panel in place.
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