Rover SD1 Forum Snippet # 18 - Re-upholster Headlining/Sunroof Panel

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How frequently do we hear a comment on the Rover SD1 Club Forum that another member is asking for advice to re-upholster the Headlining/Sunroof panel or is seeking guidance on the much more difficult associated process of refitting the said items?

This is the latest snippet from John Jones - "Just to recap! The headlining board must go in before all A,B,C & D post trims? Is the headlining supported by 3 rear clips, 2 sun visors, rear view mirror and 3 handles? Its been a while since I removed it!"

Very understandable, considering the passing years of JJ's marathon Rover SD1 Vitesse restoration thus far. His areas of doubt have been detailed a couple of times on the Rover SD1 Club Web Pages, one such article written in the mid 1990's by yours truly. I figured it was time to dig it out, knock off the rough edges and present here for the first time. Its introduction reads:

"Ever looked around when sitting in the SD1 and thought - God what an awful mess? Filthy dirty, covered in nicotine stains, bits hanging down, really old and manky! No! Not ones reflection in the mirror?

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The headlining! Well something can be done with a couple of weekends to spare and a week or two to lay the car up whilst a local coach trimmer does the business. It’s tricky - but here goes."

Now you can read the revised essay here, it being my detailed personal experiences including many tips and tricks to help en-route to a successful project. Enjoy!

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