I know the only permanent fix is a new headlining, and fortunately there is a bodyshop less than twenty miles from here who have experience of carrying out this work. It's something which I plan to arrange for later this year. But in the meantime can anybody suggest a temporary fix?
I've seen sagging headlinings pinned up using stationery staples in the past, but apart from looking unsightly I understand these have a tendency to keep falling out (I'm assuming the foam board behind the headlining is not particularly thick to press pins into?) Can anybody recommend a type of pin / fixing which could be used for this job? Or, indeed, any other means of effecting a temporary repair? I'm hoping I should be able to get the headlining replaced before Christmas.
Thanks in anticipation.
1979 XJ3.4 (Se.2)
Sorry to hear about your headlining mate.
I use these:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from ... y&_sacat=0
Be careful where you get them from though.
I've seen some listings where some seller's try selling them for £10 for five of them in the Jaguar section .
Hope that helps.
Jaguar XJ8 4.0 Sovereign LWB
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If you've got the LWB then you wont need to bend it to get it into the cabin. If the SWB X308 then either a seat or the rear window has to come out to avoid the risk of folding the new board over too much. Others have said (who've done the job) that you can get the new board in with a slight fold that can't be seen after a few weeks when in place.
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