Thoughts on replacement headliner. ABS of fix old board?

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  1. 75Motion

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    My 75 has the usual dropping headliner. It has been fixed previously but has fallen again. I could replace the entire thing with a new one ready to install but the only ones I find use ABS under the fabric. The old "board" is still usable and not too bad. I would have to get new fabric and glue it down. What problems are there with the ABS. I'm seeing mixed reviews on them.
     
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    I put an ABS board in my 77 years ago... Never had an issue.
    Great product, IMO.
     
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    I had the same problem with my '73 years ago. The upholstery shop removed the headliner board. Then they removed the remaining foam and used a DA to remove most of the glue. It was then recovered with Madrid grain vinyl to match the seats. Looks great.
     
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    or remove it completely & leave it off
     
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    That is what I did also. Still looks fine. Tom
     
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    I've recovered my old cardboard panel twice since I've owned my Camaro.

    It's not that difficult if the board isn't creased or torn.
    Spot putty can be used to fill any dents and tears can be taped on the back side.
    If any repairs are required... The surface you're recovering needs to be smooth to get the fabric/vinyl to lay down nice.
    There are a couple of different ABS panels out there for sale and some of them don't fit right.
    You want something which is properly molded and not just a flat plastic sheet.
     
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    The abs one worked well for me...

    ....Lol until i had to remove it because i needed maximum headroom with my helmet. My seats are too high. Gonna to remedy that this winter
     
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    Why would you send it back? Did you have install issues?
     

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