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Date: Mon, 26 Feb 2007 21:32:32 GMT
From: Paul Halliday <>
Subject: Re: Orca's Headlining Re-furbishment

in article VDHEh.370831$, Al at wrote on 26/02/2007 20:43: > > "Paul Halliday" <> wrote in message > >> in article, Paul Halliday at >> wrote on 24/02/2007 22:51: >> >>> in article, Paul Halliday at >>> wrote on 24/02/2007 22:23: >>> >>>> Hi all - I've got the headlining out of my 1989 C900 Turbo, the C-pillar >>>> cover out, the speaker covers and the rear parcel shelf out ... All for >>>> re-covering. >>>> >>>> This project has been coming up for some time and finally come to a >>>> head. I >>>> had a good look at Alistair Dore's re-furbishment at the weekend and >>>> felt >>>> pretty confident going ahead with mine. >>>> >>>> Today, I recovered the parcel shelf, fixed the toolkit to the underside >>>> (rather than in the sub-floor because I have a boot lining which is a >>>> pain >>>> to get in and out) and re-covered the speaker covers in black vinyl. >>>> >>>> I had intended to cover the C-pillars and the headliner also with black >>>> vinyl, but after today's experience covering just the easy bits I'm >>>> afraid >>>> I'm going to have to chicken out and get some proper headlining >>>> material. I >>>> still hope to get black (coz I think it will look rude/pimp/wicked ... >>>> Delete as appropriate), but at least I know there is NO WAY I can get >>>> vinyl >>>> to stretch and fit onto our headliners :( >>>> >>>> I still think it will look okay, because the parcel shelf, speaker >>>> covers >>>> and door card insets are all in black vinyl now. The headliner and >>>> associated pillar covers will be okay in another material. I re-iterate >>>> ... >>>> THERE IS NO WAY TO GET BLACK VINYL TO WORK AS A HEADLINER MATERIAL :( >>>> >>>> So ... Those attending our next West Yorkshire mini-meet ... Let me know >>>> if >>>> you want some black vinyl to re-cover parts of your car, or whatever >>>> other >>>> kink you may have for black vinyl :) >>>> >>>> Shame ... Pictures to follow ... >>> >>> <> >>> <> >>> <> >>> <> >>> >>> ... Speaker covers in all their glory tomorrow :) >> >> I won't bore you with more detail, because you can see the full album >> here: >> <> >> >> ... But here's the finished job: >> <> >> <> >> <> >> >> Pimpalicious :) >> >> Just the headliner to do now, LOL. >> >> Paul >> >> 1989 900 Turbo S >> > > > Hey Paul, > I like that look! Good job, look forward to seeing some headliner photos. I left the speaker grilles unstuck, with the intention of re-spraying them, but I think I'll just glue them in and colour over with a thick marker pen. That should do the trick. Looking at it, I'm quite glad I'm not going to use vinyl for the c-pillars and the roof. I need to contrast, somehow. The headliner is coming on ... Slow and steady. I hope to have it completed, sunroof and all, for the next West Yorkshire get-together. You know I decided to take the complicated route and NOT go with normal headliner material :) Today, I got the foam onto the headliner, picked it up and ... It snapped!!! Aaargh! So, strengthened again, I'm now on the hunt for a good material, given that vinyl simply will not work. I'm stuck on having it black and I've been looking at potential fabrics. Erm ... What about crushed velvet? I know it sounds extreme, but think about it. It's black (which is what I want), it's textured so will cover small sticking/tucking faux pas and contrast with the parcel shelf/speaker covers, it's unlikely to show when it gets dirty and it'll be quite in keeping with the direction I've taken the rest of the interior. I need to look at some fabric and test for stretchiness ... Which do you think would be best? Leeds or Dewsbury Market? I know Dewsbury used to be really good, but I've not been for some years now. Speaking of unique, how's this for a headliner job :o <> <> <> Today, when it snapped, I thought, "oh, fsck it! Paper mache, a can of black spray paint and a stack of old SAAB owners manuals would be good enough" :) Paul 1989 900 Turbo S

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