Replacing the headlining

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#1 Replacing the headlining

Post by Stevejaguar » Mon Jan 25, 2021 2:53 pm

Hi, how hard is it to replace the headlining on a series 1 2+2 ? All the cant rails and trims around the windows etc are already removed.
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#2 Re: Replacing the headlining

Post by mgcjag » Mon Jan 25, 2021 4:15 pm

Steve....lots of info on the forum....try the search feature or similar topics below....Steve
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#3 Re: Replacing the headlining

Post by ChrisC » Tue Jan 26, 2021 11:12 am

My Blog also covers this. Its not 'hard' per-se as long as you have removed the windscreen. Probably the hardest part is getting the glue covered headlining into the car without it sticking to anything on the way in and then lifting it up to the roof. There is not much spare material to play with.

Once you have done it you will realise its not hard - just scary :)
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#4 Re: Replacing the headlining

Post by Polse7317 » Tue Jan 26, 2021 8:57 pm

May be it can Help... (take care about the temperature with Neoprene glu)
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I have slided the headliner on the two pvc tubes so i could press on the middle following the line front /rear marked on the roof and on the Head liner

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It's easier all around to stick after the center already glued

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#5 Re: Replacing the headlining

Post by ChrisC » Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:11 am

I agree with this approach - its essentially what I did too :)
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#6 Re: Replacing the headlining

Post by Polse7317 » Wed Jan 27, 2021 11:41 am

Of course Chris ... i have read your blog before ...! :lol: :salute:
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#7 Re: Replacing the headlining

Post by ChrisC » Thu Jan 28, 2021 2:29 pm

Excellent - I am pleased my blog helped you and that you now help others :thankyouyellow:
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