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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?

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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.

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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

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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.

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