removing headlining..

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removing headlining..

Postby parahandy 15 » Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:09 pm

Hello... My newly acquired traveller (restoration project) has almost perfect headlining and I want to reuse it.
I have to strip all the exterior timber in order to replace it ,so this means that the roof and headlining has to come off.
Obviously the interior timber unscrews first, (it is in good nick) Having done that, what then is the best way to carefully remove the headlining ?
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Re: removing headlining..

Postby 2fry » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:22 am

Start from the rear doors and work forward section at a time.
The rear lining is fixed with staples and will need some careful removing if you are to re-use it.

Good luck.

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Re: removing headlining..

Postby murrayminor » Fri Aug 02, 2019 7:46 am

Sorry to hijack your thread, I would like to know the procedure for removing the headlining from a '65 2 door, my headlining is also too good to bin so I thought I would reuse it.

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Re: removing headlining..

Postby parahandy 15 » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:53 am

Thanks G.... will do as you suggest P (Stirlingshire)
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Re: removing headlining..

Postby 2fry » Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:13 am

There is plenty of local help up here.

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Re: removing headlining..

Postby emjay » Sun Aug 04, 2019 12:10 pm

In this case installation of a saloon headliner is not the reverse of removal. After removing the panel below the rear window, loosen the eight cable attachments and then work from the rear to front gathering everything together. Once there is enough looseness the metal supports can be manipulated to come out of the side rails. How all is left is the front former and it is a bet tricky. There are two spring clips about ten inches in from the sides that need to be depressed or out of the front rail. You need to do both at the same time.
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Re: removing headlining..

Postby MartinLowe » Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:12 pm

best tool for the front headlining board that I have found is an old style carbon steel round ended table knife, with the end 2cm heated then bent at a right angle.
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