Molded Auto Headliner
Scrape and Glue Auto Headliner
Bow Type Auto Headliner
Convertible Headliner

The headliner is the interior roof lining. Your car's headliner may require replacement, and it is often a job that the do-it-yourselfer can perform.

The car headliner, since the seventies, was usually made as a molded snap in unit. There is a backing to the headliner that has the shape of the roof. The headliner is covered with fabric, cloth or vinyl. The complete headliner (of this type) that we offer is ready to install: the headliner backing is molded ABS plastic (superior to original cardboard headliner backing materials) and the cloth is permanently bonded.

Whatever the current headliner covering, the crucial feature is the correct shape. Your new headliner fabric can be chosen from among many original and new headliner colors. Our foam backed headliner cloth scan shows many colors. You can choose any one for any auto headliner. The only provision is that your original headliner have been a molded unitized headliner. These are direct replacement headliners.

Auto upholstery shops (listed under "automobile seat covers upholstery and tops" in your yellow pages) perform this type of installation frequently. If you are thinking of doing it yourself, instructions are included with any molded automobile headliner that we sell. As your headliner is large you may want an extra pair of hands to assist.

Under "Literature" we offer a "how to" book on DIY upholstery. It has been chosen among many auto upholstery manuals for its clarity and thoroughness. It includes much material on auto headliners and headliner installation.

Scrape and Cover Headliner Kits:
You may choose to keep the headliner backing and replace the fabric only. This is a more labor intensive but much cheaper headliner replacement choice. It will require the gluing of fabric to the headliner backing within the car. This is a messier and more time consuming job than the installation of a molded headliner. We do offer 'scrape and cover' headliner kits. The fabric will be cut to original configuration plus a perimeter addition of headliner material to facilitate the work. The center line of the headliner fabric will be marked for orientatin. The book on Auto Upholstery (see Literature section of our site.) does describe, in detail, this type of headliner installation.

Bow Mounted Headliner:
Most headliners from the fifties through most of the seventies are mounted to the roof with headliner rods called 'Headliner bows.' Usually the original bows can be transferred as they last through several headliner restorations.

Our bow mounted headliners include all of the fabric, cut to shape, and augmented with extra headliner fabric for ease of installation. The headliner is marked with an alignment center line for ease of installation.

Convertible Headliner:
Convertible headliners are offered at another site: www.convertibletopguys.com. Convertible headliners are not offered at carupholsteryguys.com.

To order your headliner, you can select your car from the list at the right. You may find your headliner more easily by selecting your car via our home page menu.

If you want to replace a headliner that is not listed, please inquire. We will forward scans of fabric swatches and a quote. This includes the older type of "scrape and cover" headliner where the fabric is glued, by the installer, to the roof. The DIY book does cover this in a thorough chapter on old fashioned headliners.

If any factory makes your car headliner, we can get it. We are one of the largest car upholstery manufacturers and distributors in the country.

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