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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 2:19 pm 
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Hi Everyone,
I'm trying to find the correct headliner material for my restoration on a 1954 pre a. The car was early production 3/15/54 so it seems more like a 53 with no fuel sender and no vents next to the headlights and so forth. I remember reading that the headliner may have been cotton twill "mouse hair" instead of wool but I can't remember if that was for an earlier car than mine. I also saw a post where someone had a name of a company that still has the cotton material but I can't find that thread now. I have access to the wool but I'd like to get it as close to original as possible.

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Fred Nolte

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 1:43 am 
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http://forum.porsche356registry.org/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=43994
James' information on the fabric you're referring to.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 12:24 pm 
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Spencer,
Thanks so much. I have samples coming from Lebaron Bonney to see the material in person and I also have a sample of the wool coming from my upholsterer to compare. As long as the cotton doesn't look too cheap then I will go that route otherwise I will go with the "incorrect" wool :). Thanks for your quick response. I have learned a lot about the Pre A's from this section.... invaluable..
I am also looking for a Pre A tool kit. Or a partial tool kit, any tools or hammer or Mesko gauge, etc. I know they are really hard to find. Should I ask for this in another thread?

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:59 pm 
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You'll get quicker response if you post a "wanted" ad in the classified section. Good luck - the earlier tools are hard to come by.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:49 am 
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Fred I have a large piece of original material in tan, but I don't think its enough to do the entire headliner. I can send you some pics.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:09 pm 
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Hi Victor, Thanks so much for your offer! i have an original piece off my car and I have some samples now to look at. I have some decisions to make now.
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