Author Topic: Crew Cab Headliners in the making  (Read 60315 times)

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Re: Crew Cab Headliners in the making
« Reply #45 on: April 20, 2017, 05:54:42 AM »
with the two piece it might make it easier to install and can go through the door instead of window. if it was a cheaper option, i would buy one of those just so i dont have to remove a window.
Would make it easier to ship as well, if the one piece headliner does well, maybe consider a two piece as a later option?


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Re: Crew Cab Headliners in the making
« Reply #46 on: May 05, 2017, 02:12:00 PM »
May 5th, 2017 Talked to the company and we should have an update on the mold soon.  Fiberglass guy's wife is ill so it was slow for a little while until he found a helper.

I did pick these POC's up for the transition piece.  These are 3D printed, but thinking of having them vacuum formed in plastic instead of stamped with metal.  Opinions from Crew Cab owners?

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Re: Crew Cab Headliners in the making
« Reply #47 on: May 05, 2017, 02:16:57 PM »
um what are these?
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Re: Crew Cab Headliners in the making
« Reply #48 on: May 05, 2017, 02:55:12 PM »
They are the pieces that go between the headliner trim from the middle pillar to the rear pillar on a crew cab.
This is the metal ones:

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Re: Crew Cab Headliners in the making
« Reply #49 on: May 05, 2017, 02:57:24 PM »
ok, my mind was playing tricks on me. in my mind the scale made them look like the size of a glove box
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Re: Crew Cab Headliners in the making
« Reply #50 on: May 05, 2017, 03:01:40 PM »
LOL

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Re: Crew Cab Headliners in the making
« Reply #51 on: May 05, 2017, 10:26:26 PM »
what was the original made out of stamped metal? or plastic? i'd like metal personally, no chance of it weathering badly and falling apart or becoming brittle
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Re: Crew Cab Headliners in the making
« Reply #52 on: May 07, 2017, 08:11:59 AM »
im almost certain the OEM is metal. but one issue was the metal wouldnt fade like the plastic trim so after some years they wouldnt match.
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Re: Crew Cab Headliners in the making
« Reply #53 on: May 08, 2017, 12:39:19 AM »
Metal is always better.

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Re: Crew Cab Headliners in the making
« Reply #54 on: September 03, 2017, 05:33:13 PM »
Just wondering if their were any updates on the headliner yet? I'm not quite ready to do my interior just yet, but waiting for news is making me feel like a kid counting down the days until Christmas!

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Re: Crew Cab Headliners in the making
« Reply #55 on: October 17, 2017, 04:55:19 PM »
Any progress on the headliner?  I am taking my 79 GMC in for some repairs under the windshield and am hoping to replace the headliner while the window is out.  The other option is to recover the one in the truck.  It is the white perforated vinyl and I would like to replicate that if possible.  Does anyone know if there is a source for the headliner material?

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Re: Crew Cab Headliners in the making
« Reply #56 on: October 26, 2017, 01:19:22 PM »
They are finishing up the mold for the headliner.  Picture is of Oct 17th.  Hope to have them done and pulled by th 30th or sooner.

We have also recieved the follow pic of the crew cab pieces and hope to have the proofs next week.  These are metal like the originals.

As for headliner material.  We sell headliners and can possibly supply you with material, just email me webmaster@73-87chevytrucks.com

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Re: Crew Cab Headliners in the making
« Reply #57 on: November 01, 2017, 09:33:13 AM »
It looks like it's really coming along!  I look forward to seeing these for sale in the near future.  Is the headliner blank the same for all the crew cabs with the early models being vinyl covered and later with the foam backed cloth?  Was there a cloth headliner available in the early trucks?

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Re: Crew Cab Headliners in the making
« Reply #58 on: November 08, 2017, 07:27:00 PM »
Update as of Wednesday November 3rd 2017.  Got the proof for the Crew Headliner trim and fitted it into a buddies Crew Cab project.

Factory on the Left, Replacement on the right.  I am having them fix the tooling for the screw inset to match the factory.  Should have these soon!


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Re: Crew Cab Headliners in the making
« Reply #59 on: November 08, 2017, 07:36:42 PM »
November 6th, 2017:  Got these pictures of the Headliner Mold.  They are getting the material to start pulling these soon.  Look for them in the catalog soon also.