If you are planning a group buy, I'd definitely be interested. If my car is a 75, with the foam headliner, would all of the holes still be there for the supports? And how hard are those pieces to come across (the support rods and the clips)?
Hi Legendary: From what I can tell your 75 will have the holes for the supports, as well as the saw-tooth pieces that the headliner grabs on to.
Here is 74 Marin County:
and my 76 parts car:
I haven't gotten my samples of headliner material yet, so don't have any quotes yet. To find original headliner supports, I think it's just a matter of finding a 74 monaco in a junkyard, and they won't be very expensive. If you had some metal rod, and a template, you could bend your own, but I bet the metal rod blanks would cost more than buying a set from a junkyard, but it takes a long time calling junkyards for 74 parts.
Maybe Spanks would like your foam backed headliner instead of a 74 fabric headliner; maybe we'll do some giant switcheroo. Let me see what type of quote I get on a bulk purchase of 74 fabric headliners, and I'll keep you posted.
Post by legendaryacura8 on Jun 3, 2012 15:36:24 GMT -5
Sounds good to me. My only problem is every time I contact any junkyard around these parts I always get the same response. "We don't know what we have in the yard you have to come look for yourself". I always feel that that is so disrespectful. They HAVE to have an inventory. It can't be that hard to know whether or not a certain year and model o vehicle is in your yard...
Has anyone had any luck painting or dying a headliner? My 74 has the fabric/rod style, it is in good shape but it is green. I am very curious if interior paint or dye would do the trick...
Cynot - you're going to like this news from Huey:
--------------- I have sprayed many headliners and they all turned out great. Just my 2 cents. I use SEM paints and they do great. You can paint carpet, seats, headliners, and of course door panels, and anything else with them. Just give it a try, it's cheaper than replacing it. Also the cool thing about SEM paints you can get different colors of tan that match the int colors of Chrysler products better, since they were never all matched from the factory it makes for a more accurate look. --------------- I remembered that post from BBC: www.bluesbrotherscentral.com/forum/topic/6724-got-my-4d/page__st__260#entry104620
I was going to try spraying it while it was still installed in the vehicle, since my interior is currently completely removed. That way I would not have to deal with the whole removal and re-installation process.
My first thought is that the SEM will work, but I'm also wondering if a combination of RIT color remover, followed by RIT dye, would work as well.
This place has a lot of fabric coloring sprays: www.simplyspray.com/product/simply-spray-upholstery-fabric-paint/ ------------- Simply Spray Upholstery Fabric Paint is a non-toxic, non-flammable aerosol paint for use on all absorbent materials. Once applied, the paint absorbs in and does not change the feel or stiffen fabrics. It is permanent, fast drying and will not rub off once dry (suggested 72 hours). For best results, ensure absorbency of materials by testing a small area with water first and make sure material is dry, free of oils and loose dirt before painting.
Upholstery Fabric Paint will rejuvenate, restore or change the color of fabric and is recommended to change light colors deeper shade or darker colors. It can be used on sofas, chairs, pillows, carpets, curtains, lampshades, linens as well as car, boat and RV interior. ----------
It looks like they can make a pre-made headliner (without needing a sample) for $279.
I'm sure they might knock down the price a bit if we bought a bulk order, but I haven't checked back with them on it. A 75-77 Monaco would also need to get some 1974-style rods to hold up the fabric headliner.
Also, the 74 I just bought is a hardtop. I'm sure the rods are interchangeable, but will the headliner itself swap over?
Hi Legendary: As far as I know, 74 hardtops came with a foam-backed headliner. So it has no rods, and the headliner is a different shape.
Here's the info from earlier in this thread: For the headliner, what about this theory: 1) 4-door hardtops and 4-door sedans would need to have a different headliner (different shape roofs) 2a) 1974-77 hardtops came with foam-backed headliner 2b) 1974 4-door sedans came with the fabric/rod contraption 2c) 1975-77 sedans came with foam-backed headliner