That's what I thought you wanted to do, I just wasn't sure. You need to get the windlace installed around the doors first, which will require you to loosen the headliner in that area. Ideally, you should take out the old headliner. Do you have the old headliner? If not, buy an inexpensive headliner from someone like Kanter, ( www.kanter.com
) take it apart and use the pieces for a pattern. The windlace is tacked or stapled to fiber strips that surround the perimeter of the doors. Those metal pieces with the teeth facing the outside of the car around the top part of the door should unscrew, and there will be tacking strip underneath. The tacking strip is held in place by metal "V" shaped teeth. If some of the tacking strip is missing, it needs to be replaced. You can replace missing sections with strips of black waterboard glued together to make the width and thickness you need. After the windlace is installed, put the metal strips back in and the headliner gets tucked up underneath in that area. Do the headliner the way you want to do it, with the pleats running side to side. Matching the pleats front to back could be a real headache. Check out the knowledge base for more detailed instructions in hanging the new headliner.