can/has it been done?? home made headliner...

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    Wow almost 3 months! Anyways...
    I had a truck step on my foot (metaphorically speaking) and needed to set this aside for a minute.
    If anybody is still interested I'll try to continue here in the next week or so?
     
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    Git-er-done :thumbsup:
     
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      keep on truckin' . and back in the '70s some dudes glued shag carpet to the entire interior!
       
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        Where did that comment come from? LOL Did I tell people what I was going to put on here for material? I didn't read back through the whole thread.
         
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        Okay I've decided to turn full attention back to this headliner which means things are going to happen. I'm doing the reconfiguration of the duster on the racer part of the Forum butt this is a whole little project of its own so basically I'll just snap a picture and say done on that part of the forum. But I'll try and get a little more step by step on this thread. Right now I have everything ready for my final fit with the headliner before I actually glue material to it. I've been looking for all the screws for the Plastics and making sure they're all going to fit in place properly with the proper screws when the headliner does go up. Again this hasn't had an interior in it probably for the 4 years I've had it and could have been many years before that. I was going to take some of my samples down to Ace Hardware and duplicate some of the screws but now that I think about it I have a big box full of this kind of crap and I better look through it before I start spending money or else I've wasted my time storing it all this time. I'll hang close to this thread till it's done.
         
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        Got all new screws. Got the four Plastics cleaned and ready. Painted the metal trim above the doors. Did a final test fit and trim on the headliner shell. Instead of trimming the corners to butt into each other I overlap them and riveted them to keep the contortion of the headliner. Clamped it at both ends and folded in half to apply the adhesive. Looks great in person.
        Tomorrow I'll roll, trim, and glue the edges.
        I also tapped off the rear fold down seat to paint the metal parts of it.
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        I think it looks better in person. The lighting makes drastic changes.
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          What you can't see and I haven't said is it's fake beaver skin, being that we are in the beaver state (not the rainbow state triple-R)
          The theme on the car is a 1978 customization. We're definitely talking the Disco era. Of course I didn't put shag carpet up there or really hairy fuzzy fur, but a very shallow soft luxurious feel.
          Check it out when I stroke it backwards!
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            I told my wife everything's great until the glue starts losing its hold in the summer and we got 300 thumbtacks holding it off of our head LOL
             
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            I would think if someone want to do something really cool and custom with embroidery they could draw something really cool backwards on the backside of it. Drill little holes every half inch on the design and stick studs through the other way. And maybe have a big Chrome studded design up in the ceiling like maybe a big Mopar M or something? Which in turn would probably help hold the material up.
             
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            At an AA meeting if a guy was to come to the door with a pill and say if you take this pill it will cure your alcoholism! I would be the one in the back that asks what happens if you take two???
             
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            So now the car becomes a nice place to set this. I put a sheet over the roof of the car and of course the headliner conforms nicely. Now I'll trim it an inch back from the edge and use some contact cement and clamp it Over the Edge by an inch all the way around.
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            Like so....
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            And so...
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            Completely done and 100% installed. I feel it looks great and I hope it lasts a long time LOL. I couldn't be any happier with the results. Actually if this was refined a little bit and I was able to ask for whatever material I wanted, I would have been happy paying well over $200 for it.
            Again the material I picked out looks in pictures as if there's imperfections that really aren't there. It's really how the lighting and and reflections make the material look in a picture.
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              I would have liked to concluded this with the total for cost. That really I think again it was like $15 for the wood maybe another 15 for the glue if you want material and however much material is. Cost me a little bit of money for some rivets and of course I went down and bought all the correct screws. But again if you're just a guy who has a broken up ugly headliner my question is why? When you can have a nice custom one built out of your old one within a couple few days. In your spare time! I've pretty much laid out everything that I can. If anybody ever has any questions of course and always will and answer. Pip pip and cheerio!
               
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              Just quoting you guys making sure you're seeing this finished product..
               
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              I'm not a huge fan of the material choice, but it looks great!
               
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                I didn't think it was going to appeal to a lot of people. But I can tell if I use a material that please the masses more I'm absolutely positive it would have looked great. Let alone a second try at it with a better template.
                All in all it looks like it can be done.
                 
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                Hey, you did it! Nice job. What are you doing for a dome light? The LED festoon bulbs work great!
                 
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                  That, sir, is bangin'. Good work.
                   
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                    Right now I'm more interested in finding the little lens cover, but that could be because I hardly ever drive it at night also. It's more of a cosmetic thing than a function.
                     
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                    Remember I could have went 10 Times Crazier LOL
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                    But they had plenty of things for the stock look...
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                    Black with a foam backing.
                     
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