Where did you get your headliner? Do you know if it is the same as the one
being sold by a company called Roddoors?
Missouri City, Texas
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> From: Steve Parham [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2000 8:31 AM
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> Subject: [oletrucks] fiberglass headliner - it's in
> Hi Smokey,
> I took a 1/2 day vacation yesterday (it was a
> gorgeous day) and I put in my fiberglass headliner.
> It was kinda like putting a square peg in a round
> hole. It is still not perfect - there is a gap
> on each side. I think this is because there is
> too much of a bow. It has the length to go side
> to side when I just hold it up, but when I put it
> in and it curves a lot at the sides and I lose some
> length. I'm planning to put some heat shield
> insulation under the headliner, and I think I can
> add some extra on each side so it curves a little
> less and fits side to side.
> I also need to get some of the molding that goes
> right below the headliner. There are remnants of
> this molding left in my truck, but it is mostly gone.
> Does anyone know where I can get this stuff??
> Here are some installation suggestions.
> 1. Protect everything.
> The edges of that fiberglass are rough. It will
> scratch your paint if it hits it. My interior is
> pretty rough, so I didn't have to worry about it.
> But if I had already painted inside, I would
> have been real concerned.
> 2. Remove your rear view mirror.
> You probably don't have to do this, but it is
> only a couple of screws to take out and then it
> is one less thing to be in the way and one less
> thing to get scratched up.
> 3. Work from the passenger's side.
> It is a little bit awkward moving the headliner
> around inside the truck. The steering wheel
> is just an extra obstruction to deal with if
> you try to put it in from the driver's side.
> 4. Make a template.
> I didn't do this but I think it would have
> helped. The headliner has to be trimmed and
> you don't want to cut your $135 headliner to
> short! I think a big piece of cardboard
> could probably be used to make a template.
> 5. Trim.
> If you do the template thing - you just have
> to trim the headliner to match your template.
> Otherwise, you'll have to do what I did and just
> wing it. I made a few cuts, held it up, made
> a few cuts, held it up, etc...
> I trimmed it with a strong pair of scissors
> and that worked ok. A dremel-type tool may
> work well also.
> 6. Install.
> I found it worked best to start at the front.
> I tried to get each of the front corners tucked
> in and then the rest of the front tucked in.
> Then I could slide the whole thing forward until
> the back was lined up with the bow. The sides
> are pretty easy to tuck in.
> I did this by myself, but an extra set of hands
> would have been helpful at this stage.
> If anybody else has installed one of these fiberglass
> headliners and has any other ideas about the best
> way to install these suckers, let us know.
> Good luck!
> _____|L\___ Steve Parham
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