The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > The 1960 - 1966 Chevrolet & GMC Pickups Message Board > 60-66 Suburbans

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 06-10-2018, 11:44 PM   #1
davee60
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Laguna Hills, Ca
Posts: 34
Ecklers trucks headliner kit

Has anyone used the Suburban headliner kit from Ecklers trucks? The description on their website is a bit confusing, and led me to believe it was just for the 60-66 trucks. But I checked with them, and it indeed comes with 5 bows, so apparently it is for a Suburban. Just wondered if anyone out there has tried it. Thanks everyone!
__________________
Dave
1966 K10 Suburban
davee60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2018, 02:18 PM   #2
MusicMan70
Senior Member
 
MusicMan70's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Corona, CA
Posts: 1,550
Re: Ecklers trucks headliner kit

No photos on website yet, but here is the information listed for 60-66 Suburbans @ $250


Replacment Headliner
High Quality Hampton Perforated Vinyl Headliner Material
Fits Suburban Without Factory Headliner
Bows Fasten To Front Of Beams
Headliner Is 76" Wide,
This Chevrolet Truck headliner is a high quality product following the factory design, and sewing pattern.

NOTE: None of these Suburban's came factory equipped with bow supported headliners. Early year models mostly had cardboard panels over the driver's area only. In later years, Mid 1950's and up, was the introduction of a Suburban with a series of cardbaord panels (usually five), mounted between exposed polished, chrome bows which are no longer available. Suburban headliners are bow suspended. Seams in the headliner match the front of the metal beams, where the headliner is attached to as means of support. (Some drilling required). For models prior to 1955, a separate headboard panel (panel between headliner and windshield), should be cut by installer to allow front of headlner to finish at the same height as the rear section. Professional installation is suggested however, no special tools are required for installation. For Bow Suspended Headliners please allow room between the headliner and roof for heavy insulation.
__________________
MusicMan70
1961 GMC Suburban
MusicMan70 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-15-2018, 03:19 PM   #3
davee60
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Laguna Hills, Ca
Posts: 34
Re: Ecklers trucks headliner kit

I had a good discussion with one of the Eckler's sales reps, so I think I'll give it a try and see how it goes. I'll just have to wing it as far as the color and materials, they didn't even have photos or samples of the fabric. If it doesn't look right, I'll just return it. I'll post my experience with it either way.
__________________
Dave
1966 K10 Suburban
davee60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-17-2018, 04:16 PM   #4
VictoriaHardware
Senior Member
 
VictoriaHardware's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Southeast Michigan
Posts: 498
Re: Ecklers trucks headliner kit

Here is an original sample from a '66 Chevrolet Carryall. I believe it is some type of vinyl facing. The random fibrous pattern is called "Haircell". It is perforated with small round holes every 2". The color is close to the Fawn elsewhere in the interior. The last photo shows it next to the door panel. It may be slightly more silver.

The back side is a fabric mat, maybe wool. It was glued to the ceiling with a black adhesive, maybe an asphalt based stuff.

It is about 3/32" thick.

I have never been able to find identical material anywhere.
Attached Images
    
VictoriaHardware is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2018, 09:39 AM   #5
AJCK87
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Port McNeill, B.C.
Posts: 410
Re: Ecklers trucks headliner kit

Quote:
Originally Posted by VictoriaHardware View Post
Here is an original sample from a '66 Chevrolet Carryall. I believe it is some type of vinyl facing. The random fibrous pattern is called "Haircell". It is perforated with small round holes every 2". The color is close to the Fawn elsewhere in the interior. The last photo shows it next to the door panel. It may be slightly more silver.

The back side is a fabric mat, maybe wool. It was glued to the ceiling with a black adhesive, maybe an asphalt based stuff.

It is about 3/32" thick.

I have never been able to find identical material anywhere.
The headliner in my panel looks to be that stuff. It needs to be replaced but I was apprehensive as a it looked suspicious... I am concerned about asbestos. Does anyone know if the old headliner material contains asbestos or not?
AJCK87 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2018, 08:30 PM   #6
davee60
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Laguna Hills, Ca
Posts: 34
Re: Ecklers trucks headliner kit

Thanks for the replies. I'm not trying to match anything factory, my project is a restomod anyway. But Ecklers has no photos of the product, nor any images of the material types and colors offered, so it's tough to know exactly what I'd be getting if I ordered one.

Here are a couple of pics, I don't think I had posted any before. Not quite "done" but I can finally drive it around! The "bed wood" is Trex composite decking.
Attached Images
  
__________________
Dave
1966 K10 Suburban
davee60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2018, 08:50 PM   #7
VictoriaHardware
Senior Member
 
VictoriaHardware's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Southeast Michigan
Posts: 498
Re: Ecklers trucks headliner kit

Quote:
Originally Posted by davee60 View Post
The description on their website is a bit confusing,...Ecklers has no photos of the product, nor any images of the material types and colors offered, so it's tough to know exactly what I'd be getting if I ordered one.
Sounds like they are not that interested in selling them. I just don't understand these "businesses" that do such poor marketing, and somehow expect you to just send them money and cross your fingers.
VictoriaHardware is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2018, 11:10 PM   #8
KIC
1960 GMC Burb
 
KIC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 336
Re: Ecklers trucks headliner kit

That looks like my 60 Burb except mine is silver..i'll post a picture on a piece of mine soon. I hope this is a good lead on original style. I have been looking all around..
__________________
1960 GMC Suburban
1/2 ton V-6
2nd generation original owner

60 Burb Build thread: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...=1960+Suburban

60 to 66 Burbs only Thread: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...ighlight=burbs
2003 Tahoe LT
KIC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2018, 11:43 PM   #9
MusicMan70
Senior Member
 
MusicMan70's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Corona, CA
Posts: 1,550
Re: Ecklers trucks headliner kit

Here is link from the 67-72 Suburban Folks and what some have done. Maybe put some insulation or Fat Mat deadener up top as suggested, and use these FRP panels. Paint to suit...?

http://www.67-72chevytrucks.com/vboa...d.php?t=410459
__________________
MusicMan70
1961 GMC Suburban
MusicMan70 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2018, 06:09 PM   #10
KIC
1960 GMC Burb
 
KIC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 336
Re: Ecklers trucks headliner kit

So do they have it for the earlier models ? Mine is silver ..
Attached Images
  
__________________
1960 GMC Suburban
1/2 ton V-6
2nd generation original owner

60 Burb Build thread: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...=1960+Suburban

60 to 66 Burbs only Thread: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...ighlight=burbs
2003 Tahoe LT
KIC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2018, 11:10 PM   #11
davee60
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Laguna Hills, Ca
Posts: 34
Re: Ecklers trucks headliner kit

Update - I was able to get some material samples, so I went ahead and ordered one of these headliner kits. It's a bow-supported fabric headliner according to the sales rep, and comes with 5 bows that attach to the front of the roof supports. I selected the Hampton non-perforated vinyl fabric. I'll post my experience with this kit once I get it installed. Thanks.
__________________
Dave
1966 K10 Suburban
davee60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-29-2018, 10:51 AM   #12
chevy_mike
Never Ending Projects

 
chevy_mike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 3,670
Re: Ecklers trucks headliner kit

Definitely interested to see what you get and how it looks installed.
__________________
.
1965 C10 Panel, Tiki Express http://www.67-72chevytrucks.com/vboa...d.php?t=506580
1968 Chevy C10, Long, Fleetside, Hot Rod Hauler http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=313233 SOLD
1965 Chevy C10, Long, Fleetside, Hot Rod C10 http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=415702 SOLD


We were given two ears and one mouth for a reason... listen twice as much and speak half as often...
chevy_mike is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-30-2018, 12:23 PM   #13
KIC
1960 GMC Burb
 
KIC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Arizona
Posts: 336
Re: Ecklers trucks headliner kit

Hoping that it works ... following
__________________
1960 GMC Suburban
1/2 ton V-6
2nd generation original owner

60 Burb Build thread: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...=1960+Suburban

60 to 66 Burbs only Thread: http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...ighlight=burbs
2003 Tahoe LT
KIC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2018, 10:31 AM   #14
davee60
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Laguna Hills, Ca
Posts: 34
Re: Ecklers trucks headliner kit

Update - I received the headliner kit, unfortunately it is the PERFORATED Hampton vinyl, instead of the NON-PERFORATED vinyl. They are working on getting the order corrected. Sorry for the delay, I'll post more as I go along...
__________________
Dave
1966 K10 Suburban
davee60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2018, 08:23 PM   #15
Subdude59
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Columbus, IN
Posts: 80
Re: Ecklers trucks headliner kit

I知 wanting the perforated version Suburban headliner. Can you take a picture and post it before returning it? Might be helpful to those of us looking to by the perforated version. Thanks.
Subdude59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2018, 11:58 PM   #16
davee60
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Laguna Hills, Ca
Posts: 34
Re: Ecklers trucks headliner kit

Quote:
Originally Posted by Subdude59 View Post
I’m wanting the perforated version Suburban headliner. Can you take a picture and post it before returning it? Might be helpful to those of us looking to by the perforated version. Thanks.
Well, I didn't want to unpack the whole thing before sending it back, but here is the pic that I sent them... The label on the outside said "Perforated", so I knew not to go to the trouble of unpacking the entire headliner, since it was going back anyway.
Attached Images
 
__________________
Dave
1966 K10 Suburban
davee60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2018, 07:15 AM   #17
Subdude59
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Columbus, IN
Posts: 80
Re: Ecklers trucks headliner kit

Thanks! This pic is very helpful. I知 having my 66 K14 Burb restored and I知 wanting these panels to look like the originals.
Subdude59 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-20-2018, 03:19 PM   #18
jweb
Senior Member
 
jweb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Salem,OR
Posts: 573
Re: Ecklers trucks headliner kit

Quote:
Originally Posted by Subdude59 View Post
Thanks! This pic is very helpful. I知 having my 66 K14 Burb restored and I知 wanting these panels to look like the originals.
This kit won't look anything like an original Suburban headliner. This installs with bows like most 60's-70's cars. Read the description in their ad
https://www.ecklerstrucks.com/chevy-...1960-1966.html

It would probably look fine but not like the original. I haven't seen anyone that makes a perforated vinyl with the backing like the original.

If I ever get to the headliner on my suburban I will buy perforated vinyl and glue it to a thin closed cell foam.
__________________
1951 Truck, LS1/4L60
1964 Suburban, next project
1953 Westerner "canned ham" trailer, restored
jweb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:47 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com