Convertible Top Headliner

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Convertible Top Headliner

Post by dtrumbo » Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:21 am

Hi all you 'vert owners! Does your headliner have these little plastic buttons holding it up like mine in this picture?
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- Dick

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Re: Convertible Top Headliner

Post by Bleyseng » Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:22 am

Not on a Ghia convertible as the headliner attaches to the bows of the metal frame so that its all hidden.
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Re: Convertible Top Headliner

Post by dtrumbo » Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:37 am

Thanks Geoff. I called 'Chuck' from Chuck's Convertibles and he had no idea what I was talking about when I was describing the buttons. He confirmed your statement that the headliner attaches directly to the bows. If I survive Christmas without bankruptcy, complete top replacement is going to be my winter project.
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1970 Transporter. 2015cc, dual Weber IDF 40's
1978 Riviera Camper. Bone stock GE 2.0L F.I.
1979 Super Beetle convertible.

... as it turns out, it was the coil!

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Re: Convertible Top Headliner

Post by Bleyseng » Sun Oct 27, 2013 1:37 pm

Do what I did one year and give black candy coal to the kids saying this is what you get when you are bad. My kids have never forgotten it...
My winter project is to replace the OEM insulation pad as the outside is newer but what the hell, why didn't they replace the pad which is in pieces and a mess.
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Re: Convertible Top Headliner

Post by dtrumbo » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:10 am

From what I can tell so far, the headliner goes in first, then the pad, then the outer cover (the actual top). It seems if done correctly, there is no way to replace any of the three components other than in that order. I'm kinda looking forward to sinking my teeth into it.
- Dick

1970 Transporter. 2015cc, dual Weber IDF 40's
1978 Riviera Camper. Bone stock GE 2.0L F.I.
1979 Super Beetle convertible.

... as it turns out, it was the coil!

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Post by Amskeptic » Mon Oct 28, 2013 6:25 pm

dtrumbo wrote:From what I can tell so far, the headliner goes in first, then the pad, then the outer cover (the actual top). It seems if done correctly, there is no way to replace any of the three components other than in that order. I'm kinda looking forward to sinking my teeth into it.
I am looking forward to seeing the results. I shall . . . replace the headliners in Chloe and the Squareback, now that factory white is back.
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BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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Re: Convertible Top Headliner

Post by hambone » Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:35 am

Colin why are you replacing a part that hasn't lived it's full life yet? You gave me crap for that, and now I'm stuck with that modus.
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Re: Convertible Top Headliner

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:25 pm

hambone wrote:Colin why are you replacing a part that hasn't lived it's full life yet? You gave me crap for that, and now I'm stuck with that modus.
Headliners are not service/wear items. They are "aesthetic" items that are dead to me at the first tear. Both the Squareback and the Chlo have tears in the headliners. Therefore, I get to replace them and fix the insulating mats and the bows that are hidden above them. And I can check/repair the windshield channel on Chloe at the same time, and I can replace the non-chrome windshield surround with the korrect chrome windshield surround on the Squareback and repair any windshield channel rust on it! Thus helping both live full lives! OK???
NOW THEN: what crap over what part are you possibly referring to? CV joints with less than a quarter million miles?
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BobD - 78 Bus . . . 112,660 miles
Chloe - 70 bus . . . 206,845 miles
Naranja - 77 Westy . . . 129,490 miles
Pluck - 1973 Squareback . . . . . . 55,570 miles
Alexus - 91 Lexus LS400 . . . 94,225 miles

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