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Headliner Color

Headliner Color

Rob R, You said that your headliner was green. Was it wool? or Rexine/vinyl
type stuff? The samples that Carl Hanson sent me were a vinyl type, whereas
you would expect wool, in pale grey or light fawn/tan. Maybe we have found
another variation here ... funny colours with vinyl/Rexine? - Regards, John

John Elmgreen: The headliner from my car was vinyl (Rexine?), the same blue
as the rest of the trim behind the seats, including the rear window frame.
I know this stretches everyone's credibility but every indication is that
this was original fitting. I sure would like to have someone check out
#679010 somewhere in New Zealand, or any other very early FHC, for similar
features. Maybe the first few cars were really experimental prototypes? -
Carl Hanson, 1951 XK120 FHC #679012

Carl, Actually, the sample you sent me was not what I would normally think
of as Rexine, which is a real "leathercloth" rather than the more usual
vinyl of the sample (which made me think it was not original). Rexine looks
almost like simple cloth on the back, with a thin layer of plastic over the
top. The sample had a more involved back pattern etc. But a second example
as always causes me to pause! The more you know, the more you know you
don't know. Anyone else care to comment? - Regards, John Elmgreen

This makes me wonder. My 53 fhc had vinyl headlining and similar trim
items. Although it seemed very old, I always assumed it was non original
and put in later on in the states. Mine is sort of beige. Could it be that
vinyl was use on special order?  Am I right that in the sixties? the
americans had a special liking for vinyl type products? - regards, Duco Avis

Sorry to interrupt, but hoe does this "blue" looks like? Light or dark?
Rather grey? - Best regards Zoran Mitrovic

Zoran,  Carl's blue headlining is most like the mid blue April 1955 leather
sample I have (but the 120 colour is more blue than the grey type blue of
the 1955 sample).  Not Navy Blue, and not a very light blue, but a mid
Blue. - Regards, John Elmgreen

John E, My green headliner in 679187 is wool, which I believe they called
mohair? If I can find a place to snippet from I'll send you a piece. I'll
also send a bit of Rexine from the inboard panels of the seat backs. This
stuff seems like nothing more than a cotton bed sheet with three coats of
paint on it. For Roger, thanks, I wasn't quite sure if the avocados in your
country are the same color as in my country, hope so, hope that makes it
clear to everybody. If I had said "Army green" you would have said "Whose
army".  Years ago we even had stoves and refrigerators that color. - Rob

Rob,  No, the headlining is just called wool, the mohair is the top of the
hood on an OTS or DHC (theoretically).  A sample would be much appreciated,
also the Rexine.  It agree with your amusing description of Rexine! -
Regards, John Elmgreen

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