[xk] XK120 fhc headliner

Hello All,
I am getting ready to install the headliner in my xk120 fhc. As my
car was a basket case, I don�t know how many top bow ( I believe 5)
and where they attach. I’m also not sure where the tack strips are
located and what they look like. Anyone have a pic of the
underside of the roof w/o a headliner installed?
Thanks
Steve
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In reply to a message from SRAnderson sent Sat 10 Dec 2011:

Hello Steve
There are 5 bows across giving 5 stiched lines with 6 seperate
pieces of material,which have pockets on the line of the
stiching,to take the bows.There are some pictures of tack strips on
my albums.I can measure tomorrow the position of bows relative to
front screen.
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In reply to a message from tiwana sent Sat 10 Dec 2011:

Hi David,
Thanks for the info. It’s exactly what I was looking for. Do
the last 2 top bows attach to the metal/wood tack strip?
How close are they in size compared to the MK VII
Thanks,
Steve–
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In reply to a message from SRAnderson sent Sun 11 Dec 2011:

Steve.
The distance from centre above front screens,it comes to a bit of a
point there,is 6 1/2’’ to centre of front bow then 8 1/8’’ to next 8
1/4’’,10 1/4’’,and 11 1/4’’
The first three panels of headlining are parallel but the rear two
are tapered the 4th from 10 1/4’’ in centre down to 9 1/4’’ either
side and the last 11 1/4’’ to 9 3/4’’ either side.
I bought my headlining ready stiched,but the company didn’t taper
the rear two sections,i had to modify it!!.
I think all the bows are attached to the edges,the two 1/4 panel
strips are steel with 1/8’’ ply on them they secure at the bottom
end to inner wheel arch and top end onto 4th bow with a small self
tapper,you can see on pictures of them the small hole at top and at
bottom turned over 90deg with 2 self tappers to wheel arch.
The other tack strips are 1/8’’ ply and 0.025 aluminium they are
covered with vinyl.Hope all this makes sense.
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I forgot to say I don’t know if anything on the Mk vii is the
same,i havn’t been brave enough to tackle it yet.–
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How close are they in size compared to the MK VII


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In reply to a message from tiwana sent Sun 11 Dec 2011:

Thanks again for all the info, its been most helpful!

Steve–
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Steve, Some info from me: I know a single pic would help more!

XK120 FHC 20: There were 5 “List-Sticks”, BD 5756-60. with two supports for
list sticks BD 5762-3. The list sticks were secured by 20 self tapping
screws (6 x BD 711/3 and 14 x BD 540/3). There were also two pieces of
felt, one for the roof BD 6056 14" x 45" and one for the recess (whatever
that was - I think it was the interior light recess on each side of the
car) BD 6057, 12" x 3". Then there were 3 tacking fillets per side for the
headlining, one for each of the front and rear of the rear quarter, and one
for the corner of the headlining. Each was secured by two self tappers.
There were also 2 retaining angle assemblies for the headlining, each
secured by 3 self tapping screws. The headlining assembly itself was BD
6459. Then there was a trim panel assembly for the top quarter on each
side, the recess assembly for each interior light, and then a pair of piping
assemblies, each 36" long (BD 3072).

from Porter: The FHC’s headlining assembly consisted of 1/8in thick steel
strip, plywood tacking fillets and aluminium retaining angles, together with
thin felt and six pieces of headlining material. A pair of steel top quarter
casing panels were fitted behind the rear quarter lights and covered in thin
felt and lining cloth (24in x 18in). Within these, a recess was created for
the interior lights. The backing for the recess was made in 26g steel (8
3/4in sq.), spot welded to the main casing and covered in lining cloth (10in
x 9in). A 36in length of piping ran between the top quarter panel and the
headlining. This piping was made from 1/8in diameter cord and a 2in wide
strip of lining cloth.Kind regards,
John Elmgreen
www.jtpublications.com.au

Hi Steve,
I was away from my car for awhile so I couldn’t respond earlier.
Mine is 679187 and the headliner is original and never been removed that I
know of.
I get slightly different measurements between the sewn seams compared to
David’s car.
There was a change in the windshield and roof canopy at 680497, and it is
possible that the bow attachment locations could have changed at that point.

From the front glass to the first seam is 6.5" measured at the middle of the
car.
1st seam to 2nd seam 9.25"
2nd seam to 3rd seam 9"
3rd seam to 4th seam 9.125"
4th seam to 5th seam 9.75"
5th seam to inner edge of rear window trim 3.5", but this last section
surrounds the rear window and continues down to tuck under the rear deck
panel, so it is really about 18"
Total of 5 steel bows.
The headliner is actually all one piece, with 5 sleeves sewn into it, i.e
the material is folded over and sewn into a shape that forms a sleeve. It
curves together near the sides so it will form a canopy shape when the bows
are put in. You might have some trial and error working this out on your
own. Presumably there was a pattern for the factory worker sitting at a
Singer machine turning these things out all day every day.
My camera battery is dead but I will post some pictures when I get a new
one.
Rob Reilly - 679187

Here are the pictures of my original headliner.

http://www.jag-lovers.org/snaps/snap_view.php3?id=1324345670

Rob Reilly - 679187