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Painless Headliner Installs

By Steve
4 months 5 days ago
Tags: Tech, Headliners

Doing interior work can be one of the most tedious and sometimes frustrating things to deal with when restoring your classic car, truck or hot rod. While relatively simple in concept, without the proper tools, interior work can be very difficult. Most of the newer cars and trucks use a fiberboard headliner covered with foam and cloth, and was just held up by plastic moldings that went around the perimeter, and by various styles of dome lights.

The cars and trucks from the mid ‘70's and earlier used a fabric headliner that was retained by cross bows the attached to each side of the roof rail. These headliners had a plastic retaining clip that was sewn into the headliner seam. This left loose ends on the sides that needed to be tucked in without getting torn.

The Speedway Motors headliner tool from OER (P/N 92616084) is just the ticket. The simplicity of this tool is what makes it so amazing, it has a banana shaped blade that has blunt edges so it doesn't tear the headliner fabric.

The headliner tool is inserted between the headliner fabric, and the headliner molding, then the headliner fabric is gently pushed underneath the trim molding. Continue to work the headliner fabric along the trim molding by rocking the headlining tool front to back tucking the headliner fabric under the full length of the trim molding. It's just amazing a tool that's so simple in design can work so well. The sometimes frustrating task of headliner installation can be simplified with the use of this tool.

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