You are right. It probably not worth trying to restore the cardboard, except
as a temporary measure for the meet next week, and it has flattened out just
from wetting it slightly and weighting down it overnight.
I need to keep the original headliner material, but think it can be safely
peeled off and reapplied to something else. Either a new piece of waterproof
cardboard (from an upholstery supplier) or plastic, fibreglass or metal as you
If this were not a stock-class car, I would add soundproofing and adjust the
size of the template, fitting it closer to the door openings, and more likely
would take it to a professional interior shop.
George #670, 220
n a message dated 7/23/2005 8:05:49 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> Hi George,
> The cardboard is junk. I bought a piece of sheet metal and used the
> cardboard as a template and made a new headliner. I recovered it with the
> material I was using for the rest of the interior. It looks great and it
> cuts down the interior noise of the car too. It's a bit of work, but will
> never have to be replaced.