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Old 01-19-2014, 12:16 PM
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i took took 1/4 inch lawain plywood, traced my old headliner and cut it out.

then i took foam headliner material my dad had left over from when we did a headliner in his 1980 buick lesabre and used 3m spray adhesive to stick it to the plywood.

then i went to my local farm shows and county fairs till i found a confederate flag... we used the 3m spray adhesive to aply it as well... looks pretty good if i say so myself...
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Hey, these all look really good!

Does any one know if anyone makes a reproduction of the chrome trim? Or if it has to come off another truck?

My truck didn't come with any of it...
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LMC offers the trim for headliner.
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Thanks Gator, will check it out.
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I just today bought a couple of yards of tan vinyl for my headliner to do this exact job, (I plan to tackle the dash top with the same stuff later). I was gonna re-vinyl the original backing board.

When I removed the old headliner I found that the board is a bit thinner than 1/8" hardboard, and warped to hell, so I'm gonna replace that, I also notice that the board is curved at the edges to follow the contour of the roof.

A couple of questions:

1. Is the 1/8" thick hardboard flexible enough to bend to shape at the edges and be held in place just by the chrome trim? Or should I try to figure out a way to pre-form the hardboard before attaching the vinyl?

2. As it is slightly thicker than the original, was it securely held in place by the trims without gaps?

Help appreciated, thanks.
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1. Yes

2. Yes

It's stiff board but will contour to the proper shape. You will not need the center screw. It is stiff enough to stay put.
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Any tips on tracing a warpped old headliner on to the new board?
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The picture doesn't show how deformed it really is.
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What I did was lay mine down on the new board and spray painted around it to give me an idea (outline) of the shape I needed. I cut it a little big and then trimmed until I had a good fit.

I had posted this in the "what did you do to your truck today" thread a while back when I did it, but I'll copy it here too.

Redid my headliner. with 3/16th hard board and vinyl from Hobby Lobby.
Old headliner
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New headliner cut into shape
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Factotry insulation on roof.
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New Headliner covered with some batting and vinyl.
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Installed!
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Any tips on tracing a warpped old headliner on to the new board?
Just weigh it down with something to flatten it out. Worked for me.
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Does anyone have a picture of the corrugated plastic headliner installed? I would live to see that!
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I used the 8x10 "Sanitary Panel" from Home Depot. These are used in industrial kitchens on the walls and is white plastic. It cost about $36 with tax and I don't have to worry about the glue coming loose. I cut it with a jigsaw.

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Mine is missing the headliner completely.. What hardware did you use to hang it and where did you get them?
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Hardware to hang it = the trim around it, plus that one screw in the middle.

Trim isn't reproduced - you'll have to find it in a junkyard if you don't have it. But if you've got trim and just no liner, then you're already in good shape. That's what holds it up.
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