ORIGINAL HEADLINING HAS BEEN REMOVED or if the
headlining is made out of a material other than
foam-backed cloth (such as vinyl), follow the same
procedure with these exceptions:
A. Remove moldings
B. Since the old
headlining is not in place to tuck the fabric under, using
contact cement, form a tack line around the perimeter of
the headlining and proceed with a normal installation
similar to a conventional cut and sew headlining.
C. In some models
(such as GM) that use thickly padded headlinings, it is
necessary to glue strips of 3/8" to 1/2" padding
across the windshield and rear window area to avoid a gap
appearing when the moldings are replaced.
IF THE CAR DOESN'T HAVE
MOLDINGS FRONT AND REAR, the same procedure can be
utilized by forcing excess material around the back side
of the existing headlining. In these cars it is
necessary to leave the original headlining intact.
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