1957 VW OVAL Window Beetle

see the pictures of the Headliner installed
for this black bug as we glue in the wool material


  57 VW Black Bug Headliner 005.JPG (91647 bytes)      57 VW Black Bug Headliner 008.JPG (112266 bytes)      57 VW Black Bug Headliner 006.JPG (107966 bytes)
for owner Thomas Bordon
this car was first purchased by his Dad now he is taking the time to put this machine back on the road!



mrstitch is installing a aftermarket headliner and pad stitch style

57 VW Black Bug Headliner 000.JPG (186680 bytes)   57 VW Black Bug Headliner 001.JPG (220166 bytes)   57 VW Black Bug Headliner 002.JPG (132046 bytes)   57 VW Black Bug Headliner 003.JPG (128770 bytes)   57 VW Black Bug Headliner 004.JPG (166424 bytes)

See sections glued into place

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Aftermarket Headliner Problems

Center bow section uses thin plastic strips not thick cardboard used on the Original
the strips were sewn uneven to wool material and the stitch tension was weak, with only one single line sewn, not two needed with the floppy plastic used
 
57 VW Black Bug Center 000.JPG (115334 bytes)   57 VW Black Bug Center 001.JPG (124805 bytes)   57 VW Black Bug Center 002.JPG (132729 bytes)    57 VW Black Bug Center 003.JPG (120142 bytes)


Carpet and Pad installation
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