This is a 1956 XK140 coupe. Car is back from paint, so I’m at a point where I have to install the glass and interior.
According to advice from these forums, I’ll have to install the headliner first.
Well, after dismantling a later model Lincoln Town Car, I was reminded that later model cars use a formed-foam one-piece, insulative headliner – that not only helps sound proof, but also insulates, and NEVER sags.
In addition, having installed a headliner or two in the past, there’s the difficulty in eliminating wrinkles when installing the cloth, even when done by “professionals”.
Sooooooo, I’m wondering if there is a method to spray on a headliner using something like the expandable foam insulation as used around doors and windows. Granted, the expansion of the foam would be extremely lumpy, especially as it would be subject to gravity before it set.
BUT, maybe there is someone out there who can suggest a method (or an alternative to the cloth headliner) that would meet the increased insulation and soundproofing that foam insulation would provide, while still being presentable.
Anyone try something other than the usual cloth and wires?