To Sail Panel or not to Sail Panel!

General Mopar Tech Discussions

  1. zyzzyx

    zyzzyx FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,883
    Likes Received:
    2145
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2011
    Location:
    Lisle, Illinois
    Local Time:
    12:34 PM
    So, I have to ask the Mopar Gods what was the rhyme or reason in a B-Body if you
    did or didn't have sail panels on your car? I have seen pic's on-line with it both ways.
    I don't remember if mine did or not, but the gripper teeth are there, but the clip and square
    sheet metal piece that it attaches to are present. Can I choose to not put them in and
    tuck the headliner in some way? Thanks for any help! 6815.jpg 256224_1581364ca7_low_res.jpg Backseat.jpg
     
  2. 64fury74charger

    64fury74charger Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    199
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2021
    Location:
    Lynnwood WA
    Local Time:
    10:34 AM
    Are you putting in a new interior or just freshening up? Depends on what you think is good for you. Do you have the panels?
    :xscuseless:
    :thumbsup::jackoff::rofl:
     
  3. zyzzyx

    zyzzyx FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,883
    Likes Received:
    2145
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2011
    Location:
    Lisle, Illinois
    Local Time:
    12:34 PM
    Everything new. The new headliner is from ACME through Year One and it doesn't come with the separate pieces
    to cover the panels(If I had them). I'm just wondering what cars got what? I could buy the panels and cover them,
    but I'd like to know who got what.
     
  4. 64fury74charger

    64fury74charger Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    221
    Likes Received:
    199
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2021
    Location:
    Lynnwood WA
    Local Time:
    10:34 AM
    OK, You would think those panels would be part of a complete interior . Are the panels available? Did the car originally have them?
     
  5. zyzzyx

    zyzzyx FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,883
    Likes Received:
    2145
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2011
    Location:
    Lisle, Illinois
    Local Time:
    12:34 PM
    As I stated before, I don't remember what was in it when I took it apart, but The clips and the piece
    that's glued to the sail panel are installed in the car like they've been there from the factory. The
    gripper teeth are present but when you order a new headliner, the new material is not supplied.
    You have to order it seperately.
     
  6. zyzzyx

    zyzzyx FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,883
    Likes Received:
    2145
    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2011
    Location:
    Lisle, Illinois
    Local Time:
    12:34 PM
    This is what I've got: 20210223_144010.jpg
     
  7. 747mopar

    747mopar FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    12,583
    Likes Received:
    15802
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2012
    Location:
    ohio
    Local Time:
    12:34 PM
    I bought my car in a million pieces, when it came time for the headliner the local upholstery shop made and installed mine... I didn't find out until later that there was such a thing lol. Honestly I like the way he did mine, looks cleaner IMO.
     
  8. MarPar

    MarPar If it weighs, it pays FBBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    13,824
    Likes Received:
    24610
    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2008
    Location:
    In GTXtacy Illinois
    Local Time:
    12:34 PM
    Being that she's a GTX, I would think you would have the full sail, Paul. Dont quote me on that one, im just thinking out loud. My GTXer has them.

    DSC03183.JPG
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
    • zyzzyx

      zyzzyx FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

      Messages:
      1,883
      Likes Received:
      2145
      Joined:
      Aug 5, 2011
      Location:
      Lisle, Illinois
      Local Time:
      12:34 PM
      Yeah Mario, that's what I'm thinkin but would like to know. That square sheet metal piece and the clip have always been there.
      I wonder what the bottom edge of the headliner is glued/hooked to?
       
    • MarPar

      MarPar If it weighs, it pays FBBO Gold Member

      Messages:
      13,824
      Likes Received:
      24610
      Joined:
      Nov 21, 2008
      Location:
      In GTXtacy Illinois
      Local Time:
      12:34 PM
      That...I do not know. Maybe Doug can shed some light? @69Coronetrt
       
    • 64fury74charger

      64fury74charger Well-Known Member

      Messages:
      221
      Likes Received:
      199
      Joined:
      Feb 7, 2021
      Location:
      Lynnwood WA
      Local Time:
      10:34 AM
      Thinking about this and with different trim levels etc... there may have just been a piece of fiberboard or something similar that the headliner was glued to. Just thinking back over many cars in various condition. :thumbsup:
       
    • Ranger16

      Ranger16 Well-Known Member

      Messages:
      3,963
      Likes Received:
      4900
      Joined:
      Jun 27, 2016
      Location:
      Woodstock Ill.
      Local Time:
      12:34 PM
      Gotta be a Road Runner.
       
      • Like Like x 2
      • 69Coronetrt

        69Coronetrt Well-Known Member

        Messages:
        2,992
        Likes Received:
        1897
        Joined:
        Jul 17, 2008
        Location:
        Harlan, IA
        Local Time:
        12:34 PM
        I'm flattered but don't know this one. I'm a 'sail panel delete' guy.
         
        • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
        • zyzzyx

          zyzzyx FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

          Messages:
          1,883
          Likes Received:
          2145
          Joined:
          Aug 5, 2011
          Location:
          Lisle, Illinois
          Local Time:
          12:34 PM
          Road-Runner-750x375.jpg
           
          • Like Like x 2
          • tnfastback

            tnfastback FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

            Messages:
            2,418
            Likes Received:
            5164
            Joined:
            Jul 4, 2016
            Location:
            East Tennessee
            Local Time:
            1:34 PM
            Not to hijack the thread, but any hints on mating the sail panels together with the headliner to make a smooth transaction?? Mine have the teeth, but not looking quite right to me. My interior kit came with the boards and headliner material to cover them. The headliner also still needs to be steamed a bit more to tighten things up, however not sure what is going on here.

            822ECAE7-F813-4778-A635-141311ACE355.jpeg E12A8161-362A-4F6B-A4A7-80727568794E.jpeg
             
          • 64fury74charger

            64fury74charger Well-Known Member

            Messages:
            221
            Likes Received:
            199
            Joined:
            Feb 7, 2021
            Location:
            Lynnwood WA
            Local Time:
            10:34 AM
            Not trying to crash either but you said your kit included those cardboard panels for the sail panels? Maybe the OP has them and overlooked them...
             
          • zyzzyx

            zyzzyx FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

            Messages:
            1,883
            Likes Received:
            2145
            Joined:
            Aug 5, 2011
            Location:
            Lisle, Illinois
            Local Time:
            12:34 PM
            Looks like the sail panels need to be re-done. They need to lay concave with the clip glued to the back
            of the panel me thinks. You can pull them off and stretch the headliner a little more to get the wrinkles out.
            Other than that, looks pretty good.
             
            • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
            • tnfastback

              tnfastback FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

              Messages:
              2,418
              Likes Received:
              5164
              Joined:
              Jul 4, 2016
              Location:
              East Tennessee
              Local Time:
              1:34 PM
              My entire kit was from legendary and the sail boards were in the box with the headliner if I recall correctly.
               
            • tnfastback

              tnfastback FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

              Messages:
              2,418
              Likes Received:
              5164
              Joined:
              Jul 4, 2016
              Location:
              East Tennessee
              Local Time:
              1:34 PM
              I thought about using the glue substance off of a mouse glue trap to stick it to the inner body structure :D
               
            • zyzzyx

              zyzzyx FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

              Messages:
              1,883
              Likes Received:
              2145
              Joined:
              Aug 5, 2011
              Location:
              Lisle, Illinois
              Local Time:
              12:34 PM
              O.K., I just called Legendary and talked to their Guy who installs these headliners. He explained
              that the 68's headliners all go down to the package tray. There is an unfinished sail panel board
              under the headliner that has one clip holding it in place but it is NOT glued to the headliner.
              It is there for support. The headliner actually gets glued to the top of the sheet metal piece that
              the decorative package tray sits on top of. At the front corner where the package tray meets the
              seat back, there is a relief cut and the rest of that part of the headliner is glued to the inside of
              the quarter window well. Now all I have to do is find some blank sail panels for a 68. 5475142-1968Superbeeheadlinerinstallation016.jpg 20070713_005_Small.jpg
               
            1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
              By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.