I rolled the car outside my shop for the first time in many
months. It looked great even though it's missing some doors. It was
ready to see the outside world.
tow driver Tony came over with the flat bed and we loaded the ol'
girl up on his truck for an across town trip for the headliner install.
the daylight again after May of 2004, she looked more like a car than
we rolled her off and went over the instructions to Turner Upholstery in
Overland Park, Kansas. Here she would stay for another week while work
began on the headliner.
few days later I came back to look at the progress. Here is the rear
view from the passenger side.
from the back seat looking forward. At this point, all the foam has been
applied to the roof and the material has been stretched and glued.
excess awaits trimming and stretching into place.
Front of the hood view. Note there is no sunroof hole yet.
is the cover to the sliding roof. It's fabric is a separate part number
to the headliner. It is a raw piece which must be cut and sewn and glued
over the metal frame provided with the original roof. Note the old one I
had as the example in the background.
to tell, but this is the side that faces the seats... you look up at it.
corners are cut. A piece of black material (not part of the headliner
kit) has to be cut and stretched over some 1/4" foam that follows the
shape of the A pillar.
a few days later, they finished. The dome light hole has been cut also.
Front view showing the sunroof cavity.
from drivers side looking forward. Note the two red wires hanging down
in front of the sunroof crank recess. These are the new harness wiring
for the E30 M3 mirror I have with halogen map lights.
and snug fit.
view of the sunroof cavity from below. Shows the rear sun roof seal very
the view above... it awaits the sunroof hardware to be reinstalled now.
view of the finished headliner.
And she waits now
for the flat bed ride back to my shop!