Jump to content

14th Annual SoCal Vintage BMW Meet 2021! “All couped up”

Registration is still open. Rally from NorCal is scheduled for Friday. Post your event photos.

SoCal Vintage is Here! 

Post your photos!

specs for new headliner


Recommended Posts

I need to replace my headliner in my 1972. A master classic vehicle restorer - now retired - told me they come in two configurations - one with a measurement between roof seams of 11" and the other 14" He measured mine but I forget how he did it.

This applies to the non-sunroof model.

Anyone ever hear of this difference in headliners?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If you care about the originality, Goliners kit doesn't use the original snake skin off-white material, although it is pretty nice and fairly priced. Maximilian sells a kit in original material iirc, also check 2002haus, he was selling new kits (in original material) as of last week. Any competent upholstery shop can match the vinyl and sew a kit if you give them the old headliner to be used as a template.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks all

Yeah, my seams are 11" apart. Now I just have to make sure the vendor I choose - I hear from this forum that goliners is good - understands that there are two styles.

i've ordered 3 headliners from goliners, all fit as they should and it was never asked of me whether i had 11 or 14 inch centered bows...

simply order a headliner for a non-sunroof car and it'll fit

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I just got an email from headlinersexpress that states:

"It would be monday before i can check the pattern for the measurement 11" between the seams (they also made a version with 14" between".

So it seems my retired expert did know what he was talking about - could be for European cars, but it never hurts to measure twice and cut once, as they say.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Create New...