1970 Headliner

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  1. twestrup

    twestrup Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Thinking about doing my own headliner on my 70, good idea or not? Don't really want to tow it to a shop to have it done. What is the difficulty factor,1-10?
     
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    I would not attempt it if you paid me double the price. If you’ve never done it before then forget it or you may end up with wrinkles galore.
     
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    Bow? Super easy....I did my own.
     
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    15.JPG Patience and time to burn, classic bow!
     
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    Real easy to do. Be careful with the glue. Make sure it has had plenty of time to tack and don't put the fabric down until you like the way it hangs. I usually snap the bows in and trial fit before I go fling the glue around. Go slow, small wrinkles can be taken out with a heat gun being careful not to melt things (never had to do this myself but have seen it done), Use a long needle or T-Pin to find things like sun visor holes and shoulder strap bolt holes. Not the funest job but with patience the average DIY guy can get it looking good.
     
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    thinking of doing myself too....several you tube videos on the topic.
     
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    Seeing it done and doing it are two different things. Good luck.
     
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    true...but Im you tube certified, so I should be good! :)

    If I could find someone locally that would come to the house to do it, and do a good job, Id totally pay to get it done, but nowdays its a crapshoot IMO. The guys who were once good at this kinda of stuff are few and far between. So im more confident in my own ability that the half-ass ability of younger kids these days.
     
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    Shouldn't be too hard. Just lay the headliner out on the roof and go slow. Your car IS upside down on a rotisserie, isn't it?;)

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    Seriously I could see this being a frustrating thing working upside down. It was the last thing to come out of my car and will be the first thing going back in.
     
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    lol....A bow headliner? There is nothing to it! It ridiculously easy....
     

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