Packard Cars 1935-1958

About Packard Headliners                          
The patterns to reproduce Packard headliners have been in continual use since 1949 or the year the car was built.               
A center line is drawn on the back side to assist the installer with alignment                    
Three inches of excess fabric are allowed at all perimeters for stretching and trimming.                  
Packard Limousines & Hearse's (see part number list at end of this guide.)                
Bows (Rods) To Suspend Headliners                        
Metal bows (rods)  from the old headliner are transferred to suspend new headliner.                     
If factory original  wire bows have been discarded, a generic universal bow system is offered.  Installer must measure & trim 60", 1/4" Round Spring Steel          
to fit roof; drilling is required to attach brackets.                        
Headliners Prior To 1936                          
Most Packard's prior to 1936 have separate trim panels, such as headboards (panel between windshield                 
and headliner).  Others have matahing headliner material covering panels around rear window, extra fabric to cover separate trim panels is included with kit.          
extra "fabric to cover" separate trim panels is included with kit.                       
Windlace / Wire-On For Packards                          
Foam core (1/2")  cloth covered windlace is offered to match most colors of cloth currently available.                  
Wire-on (trim with wire base to cover tack heads) used in most 1939 & older Packard's is offered in most colors to match windlace.  See Trim Kits below.          
Material choices for Packard Headliners:                        
Brushed cotton (100% cotton) is an original repacement and preferred for most vintage Packards.                   
Wool (100% Wool Broadcloth) is original for many Packards & offered in nine colors on a special order basis.                 
Vinyl headlining, as found in most hard-top models beginning in the early 1950's, is offered in 12 colors both perforated and non-perforated.            
Most models of 1957-58 used vinyl non-perforated (light colors).  Close to original (N.O.S. new old stock) may be available, please inquire.            
Napped Cotton                             
44-2 Taupe, 107-9 Dark Taupe, 668-9 Maroon, 336N-1 Beige, 45-1 Grey, 267V-1 Ivory, 514-1 Light Green, 104-9 Dark Green, 106-2 Aqua, 127-9 Red, 105-3 Medium Blue, 60-2 Black        
Wool  (special order)                      
61 Charcoal, 62 Grey, 63 Tan, 64 Black, 65 Beige, 66 Maroon, 69 Straw, 70 Blue/Grey, 71 Taupe                     
Headliner Padding Kits and Hardware Kits are available.  Kits consist of 4 yards of 3/8" thick padding, 36" wide.  Installer must cut to size and glue to roof between bows (rods).          
New padding is applied using contact cement   (not included); one can is required.                      
Headliner Hardware & Accessories:        
Headlining Pads:   Part No. HLPAD - (includes 4 yards of Jute Padding 3/8" thick x 36" wide)              
Replacement Headliner Bows: Part No. BOWSET - (includes 10 Bows 60" x 5/32" and 20 Headliner Brackets)              
Tack Strip:     Part No. FTACK - (25 yard roll, 1/8" thick x 11/16" wide )                  
Windlace, Wire-on and Headliner Trim Kits                        
Windlace is a woven patterned cloth sewn around 1/2" rubber bulb that matches the headliner, and is installed around the doors.  This is found mostly in mid 60's        
and older vintage models.  Cloth windlace (as original) is recommended.  Vinyl Windlace does not flex to install around the door without wrinkling.           
    * 2 Door Sedans with a post need 7 yards        
    * 4 Door Sedans with a post need 14 yards        
    * 4 Door Sedans with a post if the windlace does not continue down the center pillar need 10 yards        
    * Hard Tops (no center post) usually require less then 4 yards to complete the car        
Wire-on trim is a woven fabric with a wire base is used to hide the tack heads (where the windlace and headliner are tacked.  One edge of the wire-on is tacked         
and then folds in the middle.  The installer  hammers the wire-on shut to finish using a rubber mallet.                 
    * 2 Door Coupes and Sedans (Usually needed at the top of the doors only) need 3.5 yards        
    * 4 Door Sedans need 4 yards        
    * Installer may chooze to use wire-on to finish off headliner around the entire roof (as found in early limousines) 12 yards may be needed.