I have a question about the padding  used between the  headliner and  interior roof of hardtops . It's abt 1/8" thick and  I  want to remove this from my parts car because I use it for storage ; with the headliner badly torn , it's making a mess.  I figure with the  period these cars were built , possibility  of asbestos  exists . If so, I'll probably  just use a roller and paint over it . Comments?

Views: 34

Reply to This

Replies to This Discussion

If the headliner is no good and just using for storage I would rip out the headliner, rip out the insulation, and remove the listing wires (thin rods that run from side to side that support the headliner) and # them front to rear if you plan to reuse. That insulation is very flammable and is a mess once it starts coming a part and don't mess around with it and trash it and save the listing wires from all of my parts cars. Some body styles, and depending on production date, had removable center roof bows. I will also remove those. If they are welded in place I usually leave them for the metal yard..  If you plan to replace the headliner with original or something similar be sure to save a good sample of it. Be sure to also note the trim code on the body plate on top of cowl. I usually save mine in an air tight bag and note the body style and trim code. 

 Thanks Jason,   yes , I want to just get rid of the headliner and  padding , it's  never gonna be on the road again. Until I can find out about possible asbestos , this project's on hold ; I'll move onto something else. Guess I could wear a filter mask , but afraid I'd start a  PANIC!

Not sure.. I've ripped 51 of them out, no mask and still here.  If concerned I would wear the mask. It doesn't take but a few minutes to get it out and if you think it does have any carcinogens, it is probably going to do you more long term damage if it just remains there above your head especially if it is already coming apart and out.

Thanks again, Jason. A very valid point indeed !  Yeah, I'll just wear a filter mask, I can just explain if the county health dept  shows up ; only half kidding! The people around here, Jeesh!



  • Add Photos
  • View All


Power Brake Booster

Started by Stephen A. Pechenik in General Discussion. Last reply by Stephen A. Pechenik 7 minutes ago. 5 Replies

Hello Co-Members,I recently purchased a  low mileage1963 Sedan Deville Park Avenue.  It is extremely solid and runs well.  Neverthelss, it has minor problems that need to be addressed before I can…Continue

Jeremy LeBlanc

Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 8 hours ago. 4 Replies

Jeremy I am very interested in learning all you can tell me and the community about your engine swap to the 2019 LS2 L96 Silverado engine and 6L90 trans you installed in your 63Any details you could…Continue

Tags: 63, to, swap, engine, Silverado

Dan McNarry

Started by Tony and Ginny 429 in 1963/64 Cadillac Specific Discussion. Last reply by Tony and Ginny 429 9 hours ago. 5 Replies

Dan Have you come up with any solution for the front bushings of the rear trailing arms of our year cars ?I thought you had suggested you were thinking about what you might do about that Stay Safe Continue

Classic Cadillac Parts For Sale - Misc Items

Started by Jason Edge in For Sale. Last reply by Jason Edge 22 hours ago. 178 Replies

I have posted a few Misc items over on my Classic Cadillac Parts Facebook page at…Continue

Tags: classic cadillac parts, classiccadillacparts

Blog Posts

1964 Cadillac fleetwood sixty special vanilla top windshield needed

Posted by Pablo on April 5, 2020 at 10:00pm 3 Comments

If anybody has or know where Can I get a windshield glass for my 1964 Cadillac fleetwood sixty special with vinyl  top? I will appreciate any info.

Thank you very much

How to sensibly deal with the Corona Virus

Posted by Jeff Kinzler on March 14, 2020 at 5:02pm 6 Comments


I found this very helpful, written by a knowledgeable authority in public health. 

Remember, Viruses are not spread by Cadillacs so get out and drive!

Safe & Healthy travels. 

Jeff Kinzler

1963 Eldorado convertible boot

Posted by Les Eastling on February 27, 2020 at 10:33am 1 Comment

I need a used convertible boot for a 63 Cadillac convertible - condition or color is not an issue since it will be used as a pattern for making a new one. One from either a 62 series convertible or an Eldorado would work. I know I am searching for hen's teeth here... but you never know unless you ask!


  • Add Videos
  • View All

© 2020   Created by Jason Edge.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service