Author Topic: Restoration of Hardtop Headliner  (Read 4863 times)

dreyer635

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Restoration of Hardtop Headliner
« on: December 15, 2004, 06:58:05 »
I recently bought a SL280 69 with hardtop - but without any headliner. How difficult is it to restore / install new headliner? I have read about an article in march-april number of 94/star - but have not found it.

Can anybody inform me on how to do this job and also the best source of buying a new headliner...

Regards
Kjell

ted280sl

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Re: Restoration of Hardtop Headliner
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2004, 13:49:58 »
Kjell,
  The headliner material is available from many suppiers. I suggest one f the suppliers listed on this site. Ray at SL Clasics has been very helpful to me over the years. I believe the cost is less than $100. The problem is instaling the headliner. I was told that the proper installation requires the removal and replacement of the window seals on the hardtop. This is a difficult procedure and the seals are expensive. I was lucky to find a well qualified auto upholsterer who know how to replace the headliner without removing the windows.
Ted
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Jonny B

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Re: Restoration of Hardtop Headliner
« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2004, 06:25:14 »
Kjell,

If you would email me off line, with an address I can send you a copy of the article from the Star magazine. It was the March/April 1994 issue. Written by Gernold Nisius at SL Tech.

Jonny B
1967 250SL Auto
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dreyer635

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Re: Restoration of Hardtop Headliner
« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2004, 08:47:45 »
Thanks for many replies - I have now got a copy of the article. Great to know where to get information in the future. :)
Kjell