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thebornotaku 10-24-2009 04:01 AM

240 custom headliners?
 
obviously this is pretty easy to do in a 7xx/9xx car since the headliner is an actual unit, whereas the 240 headliners aren't?

So what I'm asking then is "how would one go about making a custom 2xx headliner?"

Seems like it would be kind of cool to make the 245 a little more "me" if you will, so I was playing around with the idea.

Also, has anyone other than Brickster151 done this?

volvo245kit 10-24-2009 04:33 PM

Since the headliner in wagon is a thin sheet of vinyl I'd think that you could remove and paint or stain it whatever color you want. I haven't heard of anyone doing this so I don't know what product to use. Once you figure that out and you wanted to get real crazy you could probably paint a mural on the thing. Now that would be totally original! Good Luck!

typebox 10-24-2009 04:45 PM

i did custom fabric on my 244. had problems taking out the headliner off the car.
probably alot easier working with a 245.

http://forums.turbobricks.com/showth...=160443&page=2
(scroll down)

im satisfied with the results. after 2 months, still holding up pretty well. hope it helps. :)

pat244ti 10-24-2009 06:26 PM

Taking out the rear window is not too hard, that is what I did the first time I did my headliner for the 244. With a 245 though it would be easy.

Just get some material [not too thin], some good headliner adhesive, work out any bubbles, let it dry and it'll be good to go.

Harlard 10-24-2009 06:47 PM

i want some dark plaid headliner

thebornotaku 10-24-2009 07:14 PM

well does the 2xx headliner have just a metal bow frame or is it like the 7xx headliner where there's actually something to glue to?

Harlard 10-24-2009 08:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thebornotaku (Post 2725105)
well does the 2xx headliner have just a metal bow frame or is it like the 7xx headliner where there's actually something to glue to?

glue some fabric on the existing cardboard headliner? it should be relatively easy on a 244.

thebornotaku 10-24-2009 09:28 PM

I have a 245 though.

Harlard 10-24-2009 10:41 PM

i know, you're SOL.

thebornotaku 10-24-2009 10:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by harribert (Post 2725357)
i know, you're SOL.

damn.

that's what i was afraid of.

volvo245kit 10-25-2009 01:07 AM

Yeah 245's headliners are like Levi's jeans, stretch-to-fit (or is that shrink-to-fit?)

Crazychopstick 10-25-2009 03:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Brickster151 (Post 2725068)
Taking out the rear window is not too hard, that is what I did the first time I did my headliner for the 244. With a 245 though it would be easy.

Just get some material [not too thin], some good headliner adhesive, work out any bubbles, let it dry and it'll be good to go.

But how easy was it getting teh rear window back in?

pat244ti 10-25-2009 03:23 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Crazychopstick (Post 2725690)
But how easy was it getting teh rear window back in?

Putting the early style trim back on was more of a bitch.

Crazychopstick 10-25-2009 03:40 AM

Is it still the same chrome skeleton holding the rubber seal in place?

SwedishBee 10-25-2009 11:11 AM

na the trim just has a lip and kinda slips under another lip in the rubber seal, but no skeleton like the front window. The window is super easy to put back in, and you dont really have to mess with the trim, but if any of it comes off.... ive never got it back on...

bixgomez 12-07-2020 05:11 PM

I realize this is an old, old thread, but I thought I'd chime in since I am in the midst of removing my '90 245 headliner so that my body shop guy can seal up my old roof rack holes (long story).

I started at the rear, which was easy enough, but got as far as the spot just behind the rear doors, where there's a bit of a curve. I called a local Volvo mechanic to see if they could help. That guy informed me that, even if I can get the thing off, no way will I be able to get it back on, because they shrink over time -- and it's been 30 years!

So, I might need to get creative when the time comes to try to put something back on up there...

Harlard 12-07-2020 05:20 PM

Plaid.

https://liam821.com/h/20201121_131029.jpg

Get sewin'

Harlard 12-07-2020 05:49 PM

Half-joking aside, VP Autoparts sells a replacement headliner, just for you:

https://vp-autoparts.com/en/artiklar...-93-vinyl.html

jfry 12-08-2020 12:08 AM

I had an upholstery shop put a black perforated headliner in the 80 245 I just sold. Didn't help in the summer heat.

Leivon 12-10-2020 04:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bixgomez (Post 6135882)
I realize this is an old, old thread, but I thought I'd chime in since I am in the midst of removing my '90 245 headliner so that my body shop guy can seal up my old roof rack holes (long story).

I started at the rear, which was easy enough, but got as far as the spot just behind the rear doors, where there's a bit of a curve. I called a local Volvo mechanic to see if they could help. That guy informed me that, even if I can get the thing off, no way will I be able to get it back on, because they shrink over time -- and it's been 30 years!

So, I might need to get creative when the time comes to try to put something back on up there...


It is totally do-able. I've removed and installed 3 or 4 in my various 245's over the years, mostly to paint them black. Just take your time and it is pretty much self explanatory. You may have to slightly Ben's some of the ridge where the hard plastic fits into or kinda pry the pieces out but with a little patience you should be able to get a 245 headliner in or out without damaging anything. As far as it shrinking making it impossible to reinstall... Pffft. I have a speaker box and sub box underneath my headliner currently. It stretched the headliner, but nothing too crazy.
Good luck.


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