The Installation of a new headliner in a 1963 Type 343 Jul 24, 2019 19:28:16 GMT -8
Post by Olen Sturgeon on Jul 24, 2019 19:28:16 GMT -8
Ive had my '63 Type 343 Ghia for 41 years. My wife and I have driven it off and on for years 1978 through 1987, at which point we purchased a Corvette, and my wife quit driving the Type 34, and I had two other Drivers, pus a car I was restoring, so the Type 34 sat from 1987 until about 2012, Although I did run it just to keep every thng working. Up to 1984 I had been able to acquire NOS parts from Various VW Dealerships across the states, so it was in really good driveable condition and great looking prior to being abandoned in my out building for approximately 25 years. So I've now had the T34 licensed and insured for about 7 years, and have redone much of my prior refreshments. So the car LOOKS GREAT AGAIN, and runs very nicely. I've driven it in one car show although it is NOT a SHOW CAR yet. The car is pretty darn complete and is pretty original in that I was able to acquire so many NOS parts in the early 80's , Including the LAST replacment NOS Top Dash Pad. Anyway, Here's where I am now. Several months months ago I Ordered a New Custom Built Headliner from Sew Fine. And I've stalled off on attempting to install it until this April. Well I've jumped into this BIGGER THAN ME JOB, and I have wound up Removing the front seats, the two rear side panels ALL of the glass, BOTH FRONT and REAR Windows , all off the "over the side window Seals and Aluminum Molding, The front Kick Panels as well as the Piping on the front door posts. I have NOT attempted to install the Pad or the headliner because the Door post Piping has to be replaced first. This IS where "I AM STUCK". I believe that I'll have to manufacture the piping for the front door posts myself, but in '79, or the early 80's I purchased some "Piping" , and some other rubber strips that are the same pieces as are used on the back door post to fill the gap between the piping and the car body , when the door is shut. I'm going to try to attach a couple pictures of these rubber strips, as well as the "round Rubber" pads, that I believe need to be covered to use as replacements for the front door post pipeings. Hopefully some one "OUT THERE" can help me understand where to go at this point. I Know that The headliner on the front door posts have to cover up the tops of this piping, so I can't proceed until I have this solved.
Thanking EVERYONE fo listening, and perhaps attempting to help me.