cab interior ?

dozerjim

Sharpest Tool
Nov 11, 2009
321
Clarence,New York (western part near Buffalo)
First Name
Jim
Willys Model
Pickup
Willys Year:
Has anybody installed a headliner in a pu,or know what the original headliner was like on a '55 pu? .I just got a kit from Willys America and it has the edges but nothing for the dome(roof),what they sent is nice,think maybe I will try to fab the top.....Jim
 

mikec4193

Precision Fit
Jan 18, 2010
863
Mechanicville ny
First Name
Mike
Willys Model
Other
Willys Year:
Other
Hi Dozerjim

I have a 1960 willys truck, I was inside of it on Sunday, I dont think there is anything on the top of the roof. If my memory serves me right all there is ; is a cardboard type thing about 6" or so wide that sorta runs around the edge of the roof. I do remember my dome light is mounted over the windshield in the cardboard and not into any kind of steel. You got me thinking now....i may have to go out tonight and look. Maybe a call to Mark Tolman at Bennett Hill services in Maine. He has more willys trucks than anybody I have ever seen.
 

splinterguy

Precision Fit
Oct 18, 2009
595
Catskill Mtns, NY
First Name
Ric
Willys Model
Pickup
Willys Year:
1951
mikec4193 said:
If my memory serves me right all there is ; is a cardboard type thing about 6" or so wide that sorta runs around the edge of the roof. I do remember my dome light is mounted over the windshield in the cardboard
Mike's description sounds like what is left in my '51. I don't think the trucks had full headliners, just some trim around the front and sides.
 

BioTex

Sharpest Tool
Nov 15, 2009
224
Alpine, TX
Willys Model
Willys Year:
That is correct. The older trucks had a headliner, then they went to the 4 piece edge trim you mention. I don't remember the exact year, but I think it corresponded with the style change after 50 1/2 or 51.
 

homewood4

Precision Fit
Oct 23, 2009
521
Citrus Heights & Tahoe
First Name
Greg
Willys Model
Pickup
Willys Year:
1954
If anyone has pattern to creat full headliner I'd be interested.
Want stock resto but will be adding dynamat for sound deadening and some insulation to floors/firewall/doors/roof...
Thanks
 

rbond

Bigger Hammer
Oct 8, 2009
49
Bloomsburg PA
Willys Model
Willys Year:
There's a beauty of a '47 PU restored on ebay right now w/ photo of a new full headliner... item #180464790196
 

dozerjim

Sharpest Tool
Nov 11, 2009
321
Clarence,New York (western part near Buffalo)
First Name
Jim
Willys Model
Pickup
Willys Year:
Thanks for the help guys,guess I'l try to make something,possibly some of the same fabric used in heavy equipment for sound and insulation,fit it and glue it directly to the roof,if I do it I'l trace it out for a pattern if don't turn out to ugly.....Jim
 
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