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Car roof interior
Posted by JMorgan on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 2:34 AM

Does anyone have any suggestions about how to handle the roof interior given that the windshield piece covers it when in place? Thanks.

  • Member since
    March, 2003
  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:18 AM

Pat or one of the other regular 'car guys' might have a better approach, but here's my way. If it's one of the 'standard' arrangements where front and rear windshields are connected by 'straps' I'll often cut them apart, since fit is often more snug that way. Then I'll make the headliner out of thin plastic sheet. A little careful fitting and trimming is usually all that's required for a convincing 'lid.' I'll glue it in with CA---since solvent-type glues will ususlly partially melt the thinner sheet plastic.

Good luck

Greg

 

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Posted by JMorgan on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:31 AM

That seems like the only solution to me as well. I will give it a try. Thanks.

  • Member since
    November, 2009
  • From: Twin Cities of Minnesota
Posted by Don Stauffer on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 9:26 AM

I do it that way too.  Sometimes don't even do a plastic headliner- just paint the area.  Is usually not too difficult. Often the windows fit better than when all in one piece.

 

Don Stauffer in Minnesota

  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 4:36 PM

Hello!

In my last car model I have filled the cutout in the clear piece with a matching styrene plate part and then I made the headliner out od youghurt can lid (aluminium foil). It turned out like this:

1:24 Hasegawa VW T1 by Pawel

Hope it helps - have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

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    August, 2012
Posted by JMorgan on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 4:54 PM

Was it a textured yogurt foil piece or just regular aluminum foil?

  • Member since
    May, 2009
  • From: Poland
Posted by Pawel on Thursday, April 27, 2017 1:51 AM

Hello!

Yeah, it was this textured material, it had those fine squiggly patterns embossed in the foil. This way you can shape the foil very nicely and minor surface imperfections also hide in the patterns.

Good luck with your builds and have a nice day

Paweł

All comments and critique welcomed. Thanks for your honest opinions!

www.vietnam.net.pl

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, April 27, 2017 7:40 AM

Well Now :

   I gotta say , That's nice Pawel . T.B.

  • Member since
    June, 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Thursday, April 27, 2017 7:42 AM

Hi;

   The first thing I do is separate the front and rear . Then I make a piece in .020 to fit between the panels , and like Pawel I use textured aluminum or paper to make the headliner on top of that . Paint and done ! T.B.

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