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1965 Laurentian headliner install.


So now I've reached a biggie (at least in my mind). Doing the headliner in my 65. I'll try to document this one the best I can, as it might actually be useful to others. Once done the headliner, glass in, the car can get it's safety and be finally put on the road!

 

Still a ways away yet, I still have to pull the back window to clean, check and repair the channel if needed. And remove the old rotten package tray board. Having the glass out is said to make things easier in the back for stretching, gluing and clamping. the window needs proper tidy resealing anyway.

I have the headliner to start, the rods are clean and in the right spot. Roof is insulated, clean and ready to go. Tacking strips and panels are mostly in place. Old liner staples still need to be pulled out, and I need to make up some new sail panel pad boards.

 

But I am looking for a couple of key pieces. I need two sections of the tacking strip that sit right above the front windshield to the sides. Each section is held in place with 3 screws, and were lost when the old headliner came out.

Anyone have these? Or can anyone tell me where I can find this material? Or what similar material could be used as an alternate?

Thanks, Mark

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I'm also making a list of what tools and materials I think I might need;

 

Upholstery staple gun, air powered. Size TBD. 

Staples. Size TBD. Longer point for the 1/2" side tacking strips, less on the 1/4" front strip above the windshield.

Binding tape, material or cardboard strips. On top of the liner fabric to staple through. As an reinforcement.

50 or so clamp style paper clips. sized big enough to clamp around the rear opening gluing strip.

Glue. Open to suggestions.

 

Any and all suggestions appreciated.

 



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Mark,

I am also looking for the tack strips as well. I went to an auto upholstery shop in Kitchener but he could not help. The tack strips on my C pillars above the sailpanel boards are are a tin channel with cardboard crimped onto them. I was thinking of trying to find the tack strip used in convertibles as a possible source.
I have an extra set of the cardboard/ paper tack strips for the B pillar or door jamb on a hardtop if your car uses them.

Bill.

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Thanks bill, mine are some kind of rubber paper composite. I think?

I've seen suggestions of cutting sections out of an old V Belt or using some leather from a tack shop. As long as you can secure it and the staple will penetrate and not come out then it might work.



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Hi Mark... You will need 3M Upholstery spray glue for sure. Thats the ONLY way to hold the sides tight.

Give me a call if you need more info.

Bruce

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Thanks Bruce. Is there a type number for that? I see 3M has many different types.



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Thanks Bruce. Is there a type number for that? I see 3M has many different types.


 Hi... I'd have to look at the can, but there is only ONE brand to use for this.

 



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Thanks Bruce.

Question;

Do you glue the liner anywhere along the perforated side strips. Or does it just get stuffed up in behind, and stays tight hooked on the prongs?

Further, does it also rely on the windlace being installed up behind (at the same time as the liner) to hold it?  I can't seem to find anything definitive describing this step on the web.

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If the tack strip is the same as the convertible top stuff then Restoration Specialties will have it.
I used to have spare pieces but gave it all to the guy who did my convertible top as I figured I'd never need it.

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cdnpont wrote:

Thanks Bruce.

Question;

Do you glue the liner anywhere along the perforated side strips. Or does it just get stuffed up in behind, and stays tight hooked on the prongs?

Further, does it also rely on the windlace being installed up behind (at the same time as the liner) to hold it?  I can't seem to find anything definitive describing this step on the web.

trimmms.JPG

 

Hi... YEAH, you better call me. This is NOT as simple as it looks

 


 



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I cut replacements out of masonite/hardboard.

www.lowes.com/pd/Brown-Wall-Panel/3014304


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That Masonite is a good idea Brad.



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