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MG MGA - coupe headliner again

Sorry to keep posting headliner questions, but I'm trying to understand every detail necessary for a good installation. I had a professional shop install the SF kit 2 years ago, and it came out very bad, so I have to do it again. They had a bunch of excuses for the shoddy work, so I feel I need to be able to provide as much information as I can to the next shop doing the work. Some of the things I haven't figured out yet is....does the headliner fold over the top of the front and rear window openings, and the top of the door opening? Is there a piece of headliner material glued to the inside of the A - pillar? Is there only a single butt joint to the main headliner on each side of the separate piece that goes above the parcel shelf? All comments very much appreciated.

Thanks! (again)

George
George G.

George

The headlining folds over the flanges around doors and windows and is stuck on the outside only. There is a hardboard trim piece around the inside of the door openings which extends down the inside of the door pillars and ends at the top of the dash. There is a separate trim rail over the top of the windshield.

For the 1600, there is one butt joint on each side at the lowest point of the rear window.

There are several items on Coupe headlining on Barney's site.

It would help to know whether you have a 1500 or 1600, wide or narrow parcel shelf respectively.

Cheers

Dave
Bolney Coupe

sound deadeningdliner from PJM in the UK, they are well recommended over here; but I expect there are good suppliers in the US.

I
J N Gibson

Thanks for all your comments. Dave, it is a 1500 coupe. Lots of good detail offered by JN. Finally, is there any headliner material glued to the inside of the A-pillar?

Thanks,
George
George G.

George

Since you have a 1500, there is a wealth of narrative and pictures by Bobs77vet on the MGE bulletin board. There are 150 pages and it will take some digging but Bob has it all covered. The easy way out would be to send Bob a PM or email.

There is no headlining stuck to the windshield pillar. That is covered by the forward projection of the trim piece which goes over the doors which is itself covered by the headlining material.

Cheers

Dave
Bolney Coupe

Thanks for that tip Dave. I did find the bobs77vet description on the MGE bulletin board, great pictures and more questions answered.

George
George G.

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