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#1 610StaWag

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 12:44 PM

Headliner re-install questions

I am putting the headliner back in. I lost the baggie that I had put the fittings into. I do not find I have any screws or bolts that appear to fit correctly. To take this photo, I have temporarily held the top cross piece in place with partially screwed in crude over sized screws.

 

Question #1 , What type and size of attachment fittings go here (the red arrows above)?

 

Question #2, I don’t have a photo I took before I took the headliner out and I am a bit perplexed as to the re-assembly. From the glue marks on the metal I assume the headliner edge glues to this crosspiece AND this crosspiece then goes on top of the headliner. I just don’t remember what this looked like. Is this metal edge supposed to show? Is there an interior appearance trim piece that is supposed to cover this piece? Or are the exposed heads of the attachment fittings supposed to show?

 

Question #3, Is it best to re-install the headliner at the front windshield first and then work back to the rear?

 

37706282224_d8e53fd085_b.jpgHeadliner question - 1 by Donald Broz, on Flickr

 



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 01:48 PM

Ideally the headliner goes on before the glass goes in. I think I would start at the front. You do have the bowes for it? 


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:21 PM

Yes, I have the bows. Both bows and holes were numbered per Ratsun advice.

 

The car appears 100% stock with unaltered/replaced windshield. The head liner was glued to the underside of the curved metal piece.

 

Most important to me now is that I need to know how to attach the curved metal piece that has the seven holes. I could make a trim piece to cover screws (?), bolts (?), other (?).

 

It seemed to me that starting in front made sense. Thanks for the second.



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 02:38 PM

Thanks datzenmike. I just looked at the car again and I see what you mean about the piece being put in under the windshield. On closer inspection, I noticed that, yes, that piece should have been put between the body and the windshield and it wasn't. So I'll just have to make do; I'm not in a position to afford to replace the windshield. What are my alternative choices to attach that curved piece with the seven holes?



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:14 PM

I apologize. No problem here. I see that the headliner wraps over the curved metal piece. The screws are hidden under the headliner. So simple, I get it now.



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Posted 14 November 2017 - 04:47 PM

Start at front and use that strip across the back to evenly pull the headliner taught. Can the liner be poked under the rubber at the front with a butter knife or something very blunt?


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Posted 14 November 2017 - 07:39 PM

Thanks,

Yes. The rubber piece slips off. I will be able to [wrap around and] glue the front edge of the headliner to the sheet metal part and then slide on the the rubber piece.on.

What did you mean by: ".use that strip across the back to evenly pull the headliner taught.." ?



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Posted 15 November 2017 - 09:29 AM

I thought the rear had a strip with holes for screws to hold the liner? Maybe thinking of my 710 sedan. The goon doesn't have glass to tuck the liner under. 

 

Ahhh I see the problem. The picture is of the front.


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