Headliner Install Photos

Bartman

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I think it was Dale that posted these photos from the ACA factory. Knowing what a challenging job it is I saved them to my computer for future reference but they don't do any good there so here they are.

I apologize if I got the photo credits wrong! :)

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flyingdakota

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Where is the best place to buy the headliner? The only place I have found seems to be Airtex.....
 

Bartman

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I would guess they'd be willing to tell you what your options are. Chad is the parts guy (or one of them) and he's been really helpful. I'd guess you know him well though looking at your project!
 

Clifford Daly

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Where is the best place to buy the headliner? The only place I have found seems to be Airtex.....
I used airtex for my headliner. It went in great and I am happy with it. Came with the burn certificate and no directions! Quality is good but the seams were not straight. Nothing the normal eye would notice, but I do.
 

JimParker256

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Man, that looks nice! My headliner (apparently original from back in '65) looks amazingly good, except the zippers are broken. I'm not touching it until the recover takes place... Afraid it will fall apart if I mess with it! LOL
 

Sam

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My headliner is ok except zipper is broke any ideas on replacing the zipper???
 

Bartman

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Hi Sam.....what is the condition of the fabric that the zipper is attached to? Ripped or intact? If it's intact then an interiors shop can get in there and replace the zipper. Mine is a little worse than that so I'm hoping a zipper can be sewn into some fabric strips and then the fabric strips can be sewn into my headliner to pull it all back together again.
 

Bob Turner

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While you are at it - there is an issue with the skylight. I forget just what it was, but check with Rainbow for fastening hints. As I understand it, the airplane can be flown with missing skylight, but it is not fun. Apparently the side anchors can be improved.
 

Goodyear

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Thought I would post the “before” headliner picture. Haven’t begun the new install, finishing up the frame cleanup and touch up paint and waiting for the welds for the new seat belt attach points. Also have a spot in the fabric in the middle of the roof we are going to patch and repaint.
 

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