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vectorit 07-04-2010 05:40 PM

Home made burb headliner
 
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Well, I have finished most of the hard work on my head liner board project.
I still want to replace one panel, since it is just barely working. I need to cut out a new one that is about 1/2" wider length wise, but I think it will hang in there for the up coming Brothers truck show.

What do you think?

rsavage 07-04-2010 10:14 PM

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Looks great. What did you use to hold the panels up on the metal cross bows? Are those the stock plastic/chrome pieces painted white or something else?

vectorit 07-04-2010 10:19 PM

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I had to ditch the OEM metal cross bows... They just made everything much more difficult.
With the material I used, there is quite a bit of tension to hold everything together.
I really tried to go all out using the original bows, and even spent a wad of cash on good original plastic retention strips. But in the end it just didn't work out.

Jwill41 07-05-2010 12:02 AM

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what material did you use? it looks great and I need to try something with mine.

vectorit 07-05-2010 12:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Jwill41 (Post 4073779)
what material did you use? it looks great and I need to try something with mine.

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Originally Posted by rsavage (Post 4073641)
Looks great. What did you use to hold the panels up on the metal cross bows? Are those the stock plastic/chrome pieces painted white or something else?

Cutting the boards to fit snug is the key, once you get the board cut right and fitted. All you have to do is use the original center anchor screw, that will keep the board secure. Then use the white plastic strip to secure the next board butted up against each other.

This sheet board was pretty good to work with, flexible enough to work with and gives a little with warm temps.

When I did mine, I laid out the 4x8 sheets on my driveway in the sun. After that, they were "easier" to work with, but I was by myself so if you have a helper you will be so much better off!

I made a lot of mistakes/damage just because of the floppy-ness of these things, and being on my own trying to get things to fit right.

If only I had two or three other arms!

Average Joe 07-06-2010 12:26 PM

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Nice work as usual! Thanxs for the pics.

PortHeadlight 07-06-2010 08:45 PM

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Glad the template was somewhat helpful.... and you put up the same kind of FRP material that I had in mind. Looks good. Gives me inspiration. Thanks for sharing! aka "Mr. Meyers."

Jwill41 07-06-2010 09:00 PM

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thanks for the info. I have got to do something eventually.

jbclassix 07-07-2010 08:22 PM

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subscribing so I can remember this

dougo 07-15-2010 01:26 AM

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Turned out real nice, has a clean look. Good job!

eagleuh1 07-15-2010 09:20 AM

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Wow, that came out looking real good.

BIG ORANGE 07-16-2010 01:30 PM

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Not bad, looks real nice!
Thats the very same material I used back in 2001 on BIG ORANGE
However I had to go with the original OEM bow's!
The rig got 3 best interior awards in 2yrs!
I also put insulation board behind the headliner for sound deadning!

vectorit 07-16-2010 02:10 PM

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Originally Posted by BIG ORANGE (Post 4091939)
Not bad, looks real nice!
Thats the very same material I used back in 2001 on BIG ORANGE
However I had to go with the original OEM bow's!
The rig got 3 best interior awards in 2yrs!
I also put insulation board behind the headliner for sound deadning!

Thanks!

It will be a long time before I get any kind of award for best interior on my burb... Doing 3 bench seats is pretty expensive, and on top of that no one is making OEM style covers for a 68 burb yet. So I am rockin the horse blanket cover in the front, and dirty original covers on the back two for who knows how long.

I got the head liner issue squared away for the most part, and all the side panels done in OEM color and pattern. Plus my carpet, though nice is the wrong color. One of the pitfalls of buying stuff for a burb, before what you actually need is made like they are now a days.

I learned a lot about what actually people are impressed with at truck show's at the last Brothers show, and mostly stock K20 burbs are not one of them.
Maybe it was the show, and what was being promoted.

Though I built my baby for me, so who cares! :lol:

kikkegek 06-05-2011 05:03 PM

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hi, I am in the middle of trying to fix my headliner in my 86 K20 too...thankfull I found this thread. I am Dutch, so can anybody please explain to me what this FRP material is? and how exactly did you attach the panels to the roof?

C20-67_N_MO 06-05-2011 09:52 PM

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That's an excellent job!

I plan on adding a second headliner lamp in the back of mine.

In fact I may duplicate what you have done on your headliner and it looks very slick!

vectorit 06-06-2011 12:18 AM

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Originally Posted by kikkegek (Post 4719195)
hi, I am in the middle of trying to fix my headliner in my 86 K20 too...thankfull I found this thread. I am Dutch, so can anybody please explain to me what this FRP material is? and how exactly did you attach the panels to the roof?

The panels are a vinyl product, and is most often used in bathrooms. Since it is moisture resistant, and is flexible to form on walls.

For your 86, I don't think it may be a good solution. Since on the earlier models like my 68 or the 67 model year, the original headliner was a thin card board like material and it was secured mainly by sitting in a channel along the inner wall of the body. Then there was a single screw in the roof section, that screw helped keep the board bowed up against the ceiling.

The 86 models I THINK used a thicker material, and had foam rubber backed material glued to the board. If there is a channel that the original board fit into along the sides, you may be able to make something like what I did work for your truck.

kikkegek 06-06-2011 01:54 AM

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he thanks man!
here's a picture from when we just got it. still a big mess in the back.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-O...0/P1120417.JPG

and here is a pic where you can see how the trim pieces (top right tan colored) hold the headliner in place. So I do think your solution might work for me. Just need to look into this material here in the netherlands.

was it expensive these frp panels?

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-O...0/P1120417.JPG


hahahaha, and now I understand my own misunderstandig. I read 86 in your sig, while it is 68...but still,great writeup, should be made sticky for more people.

vectorit 07-03-2011 10:22 AM

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I got everything from Lowe's.
Just need a jig saw, measure tape, and a measuring square.

haskell 07-04-2011 09:04 AM

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Creative, good job.

rocknss 07-04-2011 02:49 PM

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Great looking headliner! :metal:

bruin_d 07-04-2011 09:15 PM

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Awesome work! I'm going to save this one for when i do mine.

haskell 08-03-2011 10:58 AM

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That is a very nice job on the headliner. So little original stuff is out there that original is rarely an alternative.

rockc 08-03-2011 01:11 PM

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I would think that someone could repop an original headliner at a reasonable price. That is if there is a demand.

rockc 08-19-2011 11:11 PM

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I sure would like to have a original new repopped headliner.

Mt Man Chad 08-26-2011 10:00 AM

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Some great info here I will use very soon on my 68.
Big Thanks for posting this!


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