Author Topic: 1970 MACH 1 headliner repair  (Read 290 times)

Offline 1966KGT

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1970 MACH 1 headliner repair
« on: January 09, 2017, 09:52:40 AM »
anyone have positive experience with re-sewing a headliner? my ginger head liner has a spot coming unsewn, otherwise perfect. can't find correct replacement.
« Last Edit: January 09, 2017, 01:04:50 PM by J_Speegle »

Offline stangnet33

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Re: 1970 MACH 1 headliner repair
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2017, 05:57:22 PM »
On my '69 I have the same thing of the the sewing thread breaking, so I'm going to just have it resewn. Can't see a reason to scrap the head liner just because of the thread coming apart. I think it would be wise to redo all the rod pockets so it doesn't rip in a different spot. 

Offline 1966KGT

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Re: 1970 MACH 1 headliner repair
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2017, 09:51:45 PM »
I'm not a headliner/ vert top guy, just wondered if the age of headliner would prevent repair, its the one it was born with, ginger, no re-pops with correct grain. car is bright gold metallic, ginger interior, built 1/70. 351c 4v- 4 speed

Offline J_Speegle

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Re: 1970 MACH 1 headliner repair
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2017, 11:02:41 PM »
You might remove the headliner - have a shop as a backing along the edges to be sewn and then have it resewn. Would be good to use a backing of similar color if available and glue it to the original material

Sure a traditional shop could redo each seam this way much like repairing original seats

Just a thought
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Offline 1966KGT

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Re: 1970 MACH 1 headliner repair
« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2017, 08:03:50 AM »
I will inquire with local shops, thanks for ya'lls input.