Headliner install started
First steps on the headliner.
I refit the bow into the headliner pocket and was initially a bit confused by its loose fit and propensity to come out of the holes in the body. I think I've discovered that it really needs to be rotated with its hoop pressing up on the roof (as shown in the first picture) to give it some 'spring' and keep it in place. Does that seem right? I know the rubber ends are supposed to keep it from vibrating loose but it seems a slightly dicey proposition.
I started loose fitting foil faced foam to the roof. Many years ago (as in, five) I did this exact thing, thinking I was weeks away from reassembly. Ha! Well at least I know from the intervening years, temperature cycles, that my foil faced foam and 3M Super Yellow Trim Adhesive (8090) held the foam in place very well. That and the fact that its 1/4" and can be slipped into the recesses for a physical attachment makes me confident that it'll stay put. If I understand the headliner and advice received correctly, the crucial spots that need a soft foam of the appropriate thickness are where the vinyl turns corners or is in direct contact with the body, such as the 'sunroof' ring and perimeter. So now I'm waiting for a variety of thicknesses of foam to arrive so I can start test fitting.
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