Roof Lining Replacement

Discussion in 'Interiors, Seating, Lining' started by Andyman, 31 Jul 2018.

  1. Andyman

    Andyman Indium Grey, Caravelle Exec, 2.0 TDI, Tech 150 DSG VIP Member

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    here we go again

    Had Van-x curtains fitted to windows of my 67 plate Caravelle

    The guy used rivets in the head lining and sliding door plastics, the rivets have now pulled through the head lining and it looks a mess

    Now, I either replace the whole lining or I
    Have a poss solution but unable to carry it out myself, get a metal plate the roof side of the head lining with the curtain rail on the other, and rivet into that

    I am so open to other ideas as it’s really unsightly and I desperately need the curtains,

    All suggestions appreciated and ready to pay someone to help out
     
  2. N58amx

    N58amx Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    Can you not pop the headlining down and use some small m2 bolts with a waher and nut behind?
     
  3. Andyman

    Andyman Indium Grey, Caravelle Exec, 2.0 TDI, Tech 150 DSG VIP Member

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    N58amx, i guess so but its not something im keen to attempt, w have tried to get a couple bolts in it today but pressurising that lining is pretty hairy


    Im happy to let someone do it fo rme for a fee as long as they're happy about doing it experienced or at least game on to make it right if they have an "accident" lol

    Im just so worried abut the lining getting bent or ripped
     
  4. N58amx

    N58amx Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    So , re reading
    Basicallly the curtain tack has been pot riveted into the soft roof lining ?
    How about inserting some fischer fixing type plasterboard fixings up through the pot rivetedholes and then simply rescrewing
    ?
    That would save pulling headlining down ,
    Basically the small threaded type with the wings that open up behind plasterboard.
    But the metal type
     
  5. Andyman

    Andyman Indium Grey, Caravelle Exec, 2.0 TDI, Tech 150 DSG VIP Member

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    I think I know what you mean, shall investigate that idea

    Have tried screws but obviously they have nothing to go into and just come straight out the instand the curtains are touched
     
  6. richi

    richi Richard Oliver VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Tri fold rivets might work:thumbsup:I have never had one pull out in about 10 different kayaks.
     
  7. Andyman

    Andyman Indium Grey, Caravelle Exec, 2.0 TDI, Tech 150 DSG VIP Member

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    I hear what you say but have to keep in mind they’re not actually having much to grab hold of

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  8. spook

    spook ONE LOVE ONE LIFE VIP Member T6 Guru

    Try cutting a strip of 9mm ply slide it under the roof panel and replace all rivets with screws
     
  9. Andyman

    Andyman Indium Grey, Caravelle Exec, 2.0 TDI, Tech 150 DSG VIP Member

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    Spook, good idea, fancy a job?
     
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  10. spook

    spook ONE LOVE ONE LIFE VIP Member T6 Guru

    Live in northeast buddy,, I would have done it for u
     
  11. Ads_Essex

    Ads_Essex Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Have you spoken to the fitter about making it right?

    Other than that, I can’t think of any fitters in or around London other than out at Colchester..
     
  12. Andyman

    Andyman Indium Grey, Caravelle Exec, 2.0 TDI, Tech 150 DSG VIP Member

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    I am in hampshire, the fitter is in manchester, he is a lost cause, lots of promises just empty words

    I am prepared to go anywhere as long as it can be done and look right
     
  13. Insert Coin

    Insert Coin Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Not too far from Dorset, have you tried Wessex Vans, Van Haven, Uber Bus, Revampavan etc?

    And that is a piss poor attempt, any chance of naming/shaming?
     
  14. Andyman

    Andyman Indium Grey, Caravelle Exec, 2.0 TDI, Tech 150 DSG VIP Member

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    Will get hold of them over Friday and see if anything can be done thank you
     
  15. Insert Coin

    Insert Coin Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

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    Also Absolut5 aren’t too far away, they are pretty much the best in the business.
     
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  16. richi

    richi Richard Oliver VIP Member T6 Guru

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    If they had used penny washers behind the rivets it would have been okay
     
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  17. Fish

    Fish Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

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    Why would you think a pop rivet would work in a roof lining? Daft IMO. Not helpful I know but these should be educated.
     
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