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Old 30 Mar 2011, 06:56 pm
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Hey their WolfmanG,

Sorry I missed your thread here yesterday my man. Now if your really digging on a Flame Layout, you could always go with sculpting some out of high dens foam and incorporating a kind of 3D effect into your headliner design. The end result is something like this.



Here is the same idea built into some upholstery done for the door as well.



Or even just the Insert.





Something kinda cool and different anyway. As long as your careful, you can pretty much carve out any shape or design out of foam, sand it smooth and cover it over in your choice of material.

Of all the things to cover, the Headliner is probably one of the easier to do yourself. Just keep in mind that while my first choice for coolness is leather, leather is always a bit more tricky to work with as you need to stretch it fairly tight and work it a bit more to get things to fit, as well as leather is harder to work around a lot of tight or complex curves such as sculpted flames and so forth. Note, its not impossible as you can see from the door panel inserts above, but more complicated, and does require some form of heat, and muscle to work the material into submission, especially without wrinkles and imperfections.

Suede like I have showed you before in that PM a while back is fairly easy to work with as well as several other types of materials. Just make sure whatever you use that it is thick and durable enough to last long term, but not too thick so you are not able to work with it.

You could also as previously discussed dye your headliner which is a good viable option, however I do caution you if you chose this route, please be extra careful as especially the OEM Headliner is not a very durable material and can easily become frayed and/or damaged during the process.

The information from Mr. Mike is extremely well done and should provide a good base to work from however if you should for whatever reason run into a problem, I am sure Jerry has more than likely done several Headliners in his day as have I, and between the two of us, we should be able to get you back on the right track in no time. You know we got your back anytime no matter what for sure.

Please let me know if you need to kick around more ideas or anything as well anytime.
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