Cars with Solid Roofs
These represent the most common type of job.
Luxury cars generally require more work as they may have thicker material,
more attachments to the headliner, and fiberglass boards, which are more difficult
to clean than cardboard panels.
Cars with Sunroofs
If the car has a popup glass sunroof, it is cut right into the headliner board.
When replacing this type, we additionally cut and trim for the sunroof opening.
Cars with electric sunroofs are different, in that for most models, the middle
of the headliner board has been cut away. When replacing this type, we glue
the material front and rear, and then stretch, glue and trim the material to
the sunroof opening. The sunshade panel is then covered as a separate unit.
Cars such as Jaguars, Volvos and Saabs are exceptions, in that they do have
Cars with T-Tops
These headliners also require additional work, in that, the boards are often
flimsy due to leakage. In addition, there is extra trimming and glueing involved
to conform the material to the T-Top openings.
Mid size wagon headliners are one piece elongated boards. Full size wagon headliners
are comprised of two boards, one over the passenger seating area and the other
over the cargo area.
Redoing pick up truck headliners is similar to dedoing cars. Extended cab trucks
simply have extended headliners. For some popular models which have no boards,
replacement boards are available.
SUV headliners vary widely. Older, full size trucks like Broncos and Blazers
with removable rear shells have small boards over the front seats. Mid size
trucks like the S-10 Blazers have one piece elongated headliners. Newer trucks
like Tahoes and Suburbans have full length, complex headliners often with additional
overhead consoles, vents, handles, etc.
There are also many different types of van headliners.
Mini vans usually have one piece elongated headliners sometimes with
Full size cargo vans, however usually have molded boards over the front
seats, but bear metal over the entire cargo area. To cover this, we can
either create separate flat boards, wrap them in headliner material and
then screw them into position. Or we can install a suspended bow style
headliner by mounting clips and rods in place to support it.
Conversion vans often have matching headliner material covering other
areas such as side walls and trim moldings. Due to excessive family usage
these areas often get beat up. All these areas can be recovered making
the inside look new again.
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