OK. So the car is mostly painted other than a few odds and ends to touch up. Now it’s time to start putting it back together.
Step one: Get the interior ready for a new headliner. How do we do that? Simple. Stick some insulation inside the roof and then stretch in a new headliner.
Stick the light weight, high-tech-looking insulation inside the roof and press it in. One word of caution – make sure it’s in the right spot before you stick it on because you’ll only get one shot. It sticks extremely well.
Once the roof is insulated it’s time to stretch the headliner.
Above you can see the front edge glued into place and held with old pieces of wind lace.
Next move to the back and do the same. So far this is really easy.
This is where it gets tricky. The sail panels are the most difficult part and it requires a certain measure of patience. It also helps if you watch a bunch of “How To” videos on Youtube. A hair dryer is essential to get the material warmed up and to make it possible to get the stubborn wrinkles out.
The other side worked out well too.
After the sail panels are done the sides can be stretched and glued. All in all it went pretty well and looks OK for a $35 headliner.
After getting the headliner in I spent a little time getting some of the dash put back together.