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Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: October 05, 2018 03:55PM

Those car ceiling liners on Ebay? I was thinking of buying one and getting a local interior place to install it. Is that better or not?

Eric C. Player
Porterville, CA
- National Member, CORSA
- Member: Central Coast CORSA & South Coast CORSA
Former Member: Vintage CORSA Orange County. Member, ISA (Int. Screenwriter's Assn.), SAG Eligible, and Producer's Guild Aspirant


* Then: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo, Red/1965 Monza 110 Purple/
1967 Monza 140 Red/1966 500 110 Black/1965 Monza 110 Yellow
* Now: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo Project. Blue, Blue/Beige interior.



"Chevrolet's Corvair was a maverick machine, a rear-engined renegade born out of spite and genius." -- Sports Car Graphic, August 1969

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Posted by: kenzen ()
Date: October 05, 2018 07:40PM

The headliner? I bought one and installed it myself, and it worked out great. I had the advantage of the glass not being installed. The trick I used was using paper clamps (lots of them) to hold it in place, working from the center of each span to the corners, pulling the slack out. I used regular contact cement and a small brush to apply it. See attached picture of the clamping technique. The picture was of when I was roughing in the fabric, and then I went back after trimming it and pulled it taught.

Ken

kenzen
66 Monza Coupe 110/PG
Bel Air, MD



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Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: October 06, 2018 01:46PM

kenzen Wrote:
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> The headliner? I bought one and installed it
> myself, and it worked out great. I had the
> advantage of the glass not being installed. The
> trick I used was using paper clamps (lots of them)
> to hold it in place, working from the center of
> each span to the corners, pulling the slack out. I
> used regular contact cement and a small brush to
> apply it. See attached picture of the clamping
> technique. The picture was of when I was roughing
> in the fabric, and then I went back after trimming
> it and pulled it taught.
>
> Ken

Agreed - I did a 4 door (more difficult than coupe) and it came out good. As noted - use the paper clamps to line things up BEFORE starting to glue. Use the contact cement sparingly. You only need about a 1/4 were the headliner wraps around the seam edge. Plenty of youtube videos, but keep in mind the old "start in center" vs. "start in either end" depends on the headliner shape. I agree in the middle on coupe, but on a 4 door start towards the back.

Fitting with the paper clips allows trial and error BEFORE gluing.

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Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: October 06, 2018 02:11PM

Great tip. I'll be using this on my 65.thumbs up

-Tom


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Posted by: moomba32 ()
Date: October 06, 2018 05:51PM

I replaced the headliner in a 70 Monte Carlo, should be same as a Vair, it was pretty easy I thought.

Don Marlowe
66 Monza 2Dr 140/pg
64 Spyder convertible now, 110/pg
Eutawville SC

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Posted by: 66vairman ()
Date: October 09, 2018 09:53AM

Another tip - REPLACE the old dome light bulb with a LED bulb. Those old incandescent bulbs GET HOT and can damage the dome fixture and headliner.

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Posted by: Lane66m ()
Date: October 09, 2018 10:34AM

If I was redoing my headliner, I would get the ugly overhead light and install lights that go on the Camaro "C Pillar (Sail Panel). Looks much better at night when setup with under dash courtesy lights.

I am putting them in my 68 Camaro. They were standard on the 67 Camaro RS. I kept cost down by finding the best costs on the 2 LED light panels, 2 Impala light housings and the 67 Camaro sail panel light wire harness. It has a plug that needs to plug into the body harness somewhere. Of course, there must be some structure on the "C" pillar to screw the housing to. That might be the issue. My Camaro "C" pillar is still open, if any one wants a photo of it.

Al Lane
Ellabell GA

1966 Monza Coupe, 110 hp, 4 Spd
1968 Camaro SS Coupe 350 CI 295+ HP PG
1964 Greenbrier Deluxe, 6 dr, 80 hp car engine, PG
2015 Chevrolet Malibu 2LT
2018 Chevrolet Silverado LTZ Z71 Centennial Edition
1947 Farmall A tractor 15 hp


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Posted by: playerpage ()
Date: October 11, 2018 09:36PM

Thanks All! Gives me confidence to tackle yet another one myself.

Eric C. Player
Porterville, CA
- National Member, CORSA
- Member: Central Coast CORSA & South Coast CORSA
Former Member: Vintage CORSA Orange County. Member, ISA (Int. Screenwriter's Assn.), SAG Eligible, and Producer's Guild Aspirant


* Then: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo, Red/1965 Monza 110 Purple/
1967 Monza 140 Red/1966 500 110 Black/1965 Monza 110 Yellow
* Now: 1966 Corsa 180 Turbo Project. Blue, Blue/Beige interior.



"Chevrolet's Corvair was a maverick machine, a rear-engined renegade born out of spite and genius." -- Sports Car Graphic, August 1969

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