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I purchased a headliner kit for my 72 Super Beetle from CIP about 8 months ago. It doesn't come with installation instructions and they list the instructions for sale but they have never been in stock. My question is does anyone have illustrated installation instructions for this kit or something similar that I could follow. I've searched the internet and so far haven't found any.
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TRY THIS LINK FOR JBUGS. THEY HAVE A INSTALL VIDEO FOR THE INTERIOR. COULD HELP.

http://www.jbugs.com/store/merchant.mv?Store_Code=jbugs&Screen=index

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We used the J Bug video and it is quite good. The most important thing we found was to take your time! We took two days to do ours and it was great. Most of the time is spent waiting for glue to dry. Let us know if you need and help or pictures.
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If you have the original headliner as opposed to the conversion type (I think 4 pieces) the J Bugs video will only provide some of the detail. I have a 72 Super and got the original version (7 pieces) of the headliner, had no instructions, purchased the video from J Bugs and found that the parts I needed to know how to do the most were not covered in the video.

It’s the rear window pieces that are tricky and not covered. I could not find anything to show this including some articles in back issued magazines that I purchased. I finally got it in by going to the local “Pick your Parts” and taking apart a stock headliner to figure out how it was installed.

If you have problems let me know and I can try to help you.

By the way, the J Bugs video did do show two things that I think were good to know. 1) the trick with the cardboard over the door openings and 2) the use of a paint brush and contact cement. The spry stuff did not cut it for me.

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two words for you. Barge Cement. This is the stuff they use to glue the soles on shoes, paint on both surfaces, wait 5 min, and you are there. Try a leather sales shop, or perhaps a shoe repair place. I just order mine, use it for fixing orthotics(I am a podiatrist)
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reVolks has just released some "How to" instructions on CD. One of the titles is Headliner Replacement. Jeff at reVolks does a great job and the CD is only about 10 bucks!
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I have seen two good photo step by step headliner installation but they were NOT like My 'One headliner fits all' kit.. No instructions.. Mine has been clipped in place for about 3 months.. was too cold... plus I really didn't want to do it.. I thought My Son was going to do it.. I might have to work on him some more.. I don't want a rushed job, I want a good job.. He has done a few before.
What is the secret cardboard over the door trick???

Any info will be appreciated...
My kit is the original type of Vinyl with holes in it..
I've had it for 8 years... in a box.. it is 5 pieces...
All the photos I've seen where they were installed by the owner aren't usually too good.. especially as You only do One in Your Lifetime..[if You are Lucky]
--photo of My headliner around My glass sunroof--

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I got one of those head liners and the sewing unraveled.

It would be best to eather glue the seams with Elmers , or have it backstitched before you install it.
Once you start to trim it, the ends unravel but I got that under control only to have a place in the middle bust open.
The sewer must have ran out of thread mid sew, and forgot to tie off the ends. where they stopped and started

I will have redo mine again.
I decided also to convert the rear side windows to pop outs the next time around .

But I need a pair with all the hardware . Help?
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Thanks everyone. I purchased the CD from reVOLKS and it is excellent, with hundreds of pictures and easy to follow instructions, well worth the $10. I also bought the Windshield and Seal Replacement CD at the same time, which I felt went hand and hand with headliner replacement.
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could i get a copy of your cd's
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Sorry I can't do it. It's copyrighted material, not shareware or freeware. The people at reVOLKS put a lot of work into it, so break down and buy a copy. It's half the price of products I've seen elsewhere.
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If you have problems let me know and I can try to help you.
By the way, the J Bugs video did do show two things that I think were good to know. 1) the trick with the cardboard over the door openings and 2) the use of a paint brush and contact cement. The spry stuff did not cut it for me.


Hi Mike,
Can You tell Me about the cardboard trick over the doors...
I am having problems getting the headliner to stay under the steel clips even after hitting with a rubber mallet....  I didn't glue it in either...  HELP

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Hi AirCooledDad, I also bought the 7 piece headliner with no instructions on how to install- my biggest issue, is finding what goes where. Some of the pieces are confusing for me. Any sources you used would be helpful as I'm doing this project solo. Feel free to email me as I only really signed up on here to be able to respond to your post: britsims1991@yahoo.com
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