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Crew Cab Headliners in the making
« on: November 02, 2013, 08:54:40 AM »
Back in the Summer of 2010 I had a fellow 73-87 owner that had a spare Crew Cab headliner upon which I bought sight unseen and had him ship it to a company that forms a lot of parts for us.  Shortly after this the company closed.  Luckily the headliner was in his personal possession.  After a few years of him trying to bring back his current product offering I finally asked for it back due to the interest of this thread: http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/smforum/index.php?topic=10331


As of October 11, 2013, I received the headliner back into my possession.  It was basically intact for the most part, but it had definitely seen better days.  Due to size restrictions back in 2010 I had the fellow 73-87 owner cut it in half, it is sitting together here:






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Re: Crew Cab Headliners in the making
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2013, 08:59:03 AM »
October 31, 2013: Dropped by the placing helping with the Pillar Pods and they have already started making progress on the headliner.  Due to size and installation limitations, we are currently approaching it to be done in 2 pieces and be bonded together.  This is progress of less than a week!





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Re: Crew Cab Headliners in the making
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2013, 07:09:45 PM »
November 14, 2013: Got a call yesterday telling me they have the raw mold made and did a pull on it and I could come down and pick it up for test fitting.  Went by this morning and picked it up.  Feedback is welcome.








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Re: Crew Cab Headliners in the making
« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2013, 01:02:31 PM »
I now actually have a 90 burb headliner with overhead console ( which obviously doesn't fit perfect) Could we use this headliner in conjunction with overhead console? Is did a "pull on it" slang for something? or typo confused............
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Re: Crew Cab Headliners in the making
« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2013, 10:24:44 AM »
Yes it can be used for both, you just have to cut the opening for the console to fit.

They have a mold and they vacuumed form what you see and pulled the above off the mold as is...

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Re: Crew Cab Headliners in the making
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2013, 12:40:23 PM »
That is so sweet, I cant wait until they are available. Any rough time frame? 8)

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Re: Crew Cab Headliners in the making
« Reply #6 on: December 25, 2013, 01:26:29 PM »
Hopefully first quarter of next year.  Trying to get the pillar pods finished.

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Re: Crew Cab Headliners in the making
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2014, 05:44:20 PM »
What are the chances these could warp during a hot Texas summer?
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Re: Crew Cab Headliners in the making
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2014, 08:32:45 PM »
Pretty slim.  They are made from ABS plastic and these are fairly thick...

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Re: Crew Cab Headliners in the making
« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2014, 09:55:04 PM »
Sunday, February 2nd, 2014: Actually had some time to trim up the front section of the headliner, of course it was raining...



Saturday, February 8th, 2014: Got the front trimmed to size and was able to get a feel for fitment.  Currently the angles on the edges are not correct and need more of a curve to them.



Also got the rear trimmed and fit and it needs the same additional curving on it.  Didn't get a picture of it in the truck as I was going it alone.


Should be going by the shop to get the curves updated sometime either this week or next.

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Re: Crew Cab Headliners in the making
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2014, 09:08:34 PM »
Looking good. Do you think that it will be flat enough to be painted and still look good? Painting would make cleaning easy of the black streak that shows from driving with the window open.

Have you got a rough estimate what the cost is going to be? 

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Re: Crew Cab Headliners in the making
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2014, 09:23:42 PM »
These are being designed to be covered.  By flat enough to you mean the finish?  I am sure if prepped it could be painted.

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Re: Crew Cab Headliners in the making
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2014, 12:10:19 PM »
By flat I mean is it going to be wavy like a cheap fiberglass hood?

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Re: Crew Cab Headliners in the making
« Reply #13 on: March 04, 2014, 07:19:29 PM »
It better not be....  It should be just like the current offering of ABS headliner replacements

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Re: Crew Cab Headliners in the making
« Reply #14 on: August 01, 2014, 09:47:31 AM »
Any updates on this? I cant wait! Even though there is a long list of stuff to do before the interior ::).