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Old 08-22-2008, 04:13 PM
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Jeep Pickup headliner??

Getting a Jeep pickup older model done and we would like to put a headliner in..This is one of the early 50's types and never had one to start with so we need to figure out how to attach the headliner to the roof..Molding the headliner would be good so it looks like it belongs..

Any ideas??

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I am sure this is not the direction you want to go so ignore this post if you know you can not get anything from it.

Have you seen the JC Whitney headliner ABS plastic kit with built in speakers?

You know, the one that looks like a pile of molten plastic vomited on the inside roof of your cab?

Well, I don't think that is what you are looking for.



But seriously, can you give up the year of Jeep so I can look and see if someone else had the same idea and came up with a good looking solution?
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It is a 47 jeep pickup cab as best we know..those are all pretty interchangeable..

Looks like this:

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgu...3DItj%26sa%3DN

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Thank you.

That is what I thought you had, but I wanted to be sure.

I think it would be tough to get something in that Jeepster P/U that looks like it belongs there because those trucks have always been very spartan and utilitarian.

When I look at it, I am instantly reminded of Jeepneys in the Philippine Islands.

Jeepneys don't count because Jeepneys can be anything. They are all custom.

If you wanted it to look like it was a factory custom you would need to fabricate top bows and have a custom headliner made.
That kind of advice is Dan's area of expertise.

I am a jack of all trades and master of none.

If I am serious about a vehicle and want the best, I send it to Sparta and let Sharon's Sewing do it for me.

I am a junk yard dog and backyard engineer.

I adapt and overcome, and have learned to do it with as little money as possible.

If it was my job to do I would be measuring the inside of the cab and I would be looking for a decent hard foam headliner out of a station wagon or mini van to experiment with.

I would take my measurements and practice cutting slightly over sized shapes so I have extra cloth material to glue and bind to the unseen side and I would be looking at a way to add supporting trim to the inside of the cab so that the headliner will be well supported.
I have had success adding material over existing material or removing material and reusing the foam and gluing on fresh material.
If the cab has an add on dome light you may have that re-routed to provide additional support.

I have seen this style headliner held in with stainless trim, wood panel, and other methods to varying degrees of success. I have honestly had a lot of luck doing things this way, but every now and again I make a mess.

It comes down to what your time is worth.

My way is far more time consuming than hiring an expert who can get it done right away.
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