When it comes to custom headliners, usually you think of leather or suede over the top of the factory slab. If you wanted a painted roof panel, you were talking about 'glassing and smoothing the flimsy factory board and hoping it stayed the correct shape so it didn't crack when you put it back in. Rich Evans from Huntington Beach Body Works (HBBW) had a brainstorm one night after sniffing paint fumes in the spray booth. Why not take a mold of the roof and make a paint-ready replacement headliner? After a few weeks, this idea is now a reality, and it's one of those things the custom market has been waiting for. Now you, the end user, can bypass all the messy resin and scratchy cloth and move right onto covering it in whatever your heart desires. Since Rich owns a high-end body shop and has extremely talented artist Terry "Kiwi" Stephens on hand, his truck's roof was going to get painted. Looking at the opening shot, you can tell they didn't just paint it-they painted the hell out of it.
If you wanted to paint a stock headliner, you would have to resin and 'glass it out of the truck and hope that it doesn't change shape-not to mention the hours of sanding and smoothing it would require just to get it flat enough to look good. Huntington Beach Body Works has done all the work for you!
Rich's fiberglass headliner board can be ordered with or without any of the factory holes. HBBW offers these for Ford, Chevy, and Dodge trucks with more applications in the works.
Perfectly smooth and ready for painting, the HBBW fiberglass headliner makes the perfect canvas for any true custom paintjob.
Sure, the stock headliner...
Sure, the stock headliner looks nice...for stock! But, we all like custom, and with HBBW being in the same frame of mind, we can get something really cool for above our heads.
So, here is the headliner...
So, here is the headliner that Terry spent numerous hours painting, before Rich buried it in clear. Just because you are a beginner, don't be intimidated by the intricacy. With a little practice and the kick-ass stencils HBBW has, you can get close.