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    So, on the drivers side of the targa top I have a sagging headling!

    Being 6 foot ish this is a little annoying, as whilst I don't often drive the car with the roof up, when I do my head rubs on the headlining. (1st world problems )

    I'd poked around the headlining before and thought I could fix it without pulling it off and starting again...silly silly me!!

    So some google search for fabric glue and syringes proved fun Seemed a bit odd searching for syringes...

    I came up with the following glue and pack of syringes with a variety of needle sizes.

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    Next was to see which needles I could get through the fabric without pulling the threads apart and if I could get the glue through that needle.

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    So injecting a few spots in the headlining and leave for a bit; I thought all would be good.

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    Unfortunately through a combination of probably very open fabric weave, too much glue, and a glue that didn't dry as I thought it would some has leached through. The attached is before it dried, so its not as bad, but its not good.

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    So with a bit of thinking and head scratching I'm going to re-do the headlining completely. (Not looking forward to those little bits in the targa hoop having already taken that lot out to re-glue the vinyl) I don't like what is there anyway, and not just the panel I ruined!! Think I will go black or charcoal to give it a bit more of a modern feel.

    I've got some samples on order so update to follow!!!

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    Vision of you managing to stick your head to the targa and having to be cut free is making me smile, sorry ..

    Look forward to seeing the results

    p.s. Did any of those Silverston setups match what you'll see on your track day?

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    LOL, now that would be funny!!!

    I've managed to find the original material in the US, but its v expensive, and I think I'd prefer something "nicer."

    (Not got the Project Car yet; but will let you know.)

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    I had a previous 328 redone in matching leather, looked very nice

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    You can buy them new BTW (and leather is an option)

    https://www.eurospares.co.uk/parts/f...er-trims-23693

    No 15 in the diagram

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    All done!!!!

    So, I went with a black headlining in the end. We didn't like the original material, and felt a black headling would give it a nice feel inside; plus it was only 12 for 1m2 of material!

    Taking the old material off, left a lovely foam on the roof panel, a fair bit of scraping, and white spirits to get the glue residue off.

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    What was left I was tempted to leave alone as it looked ok!

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    The old headling was attached to a thin plastic board; thinking I could be clever (I need to stop these thoughts), I thought I could do away with the plastic board, but I just couldn't get a straight edge or decent corner on the fabric. This was the best I could do after some considerable fiddling!

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    So I found somewhere that sold PCV sheet, cut those out, glued the headling to those, then the plastic sheet to the targa top; as Ferrari had done. If using the spray adhesive as I was, that stuff is seriously messy and I found I had to mask everything up, including the side of fabric not getting glued as the spray had some weird way of getting to back side as well!


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    Must say I'm fairly happy with the result, although the 1st panel I did was a few mill smaller than needs be so I might be tempted to do that one again, but you cant tell unless you take the targa off and look closely. More than likely I'll forget as I now have my sports cats to fit!


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    Circa 150 miles on the Uk's best potholed riddle tarmac (god our roads are fing rubbish!) yesterday and they are still in place

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    Nice work, that looks really good

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    Nice work Adrian...you should sell those

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    Thanks guys.

    If anybody wants some of the material, a have some left over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosevi View Post
    Nice work, that looks really good
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    Looks good.

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