Our 1989 Volkswagen Golf GTI has been with classic car technician Brian as he has been fitting a new ceiling cloth. After removing the sun visors, centre panel, light, and grab handles, he undid the headliner clips and removed the seal around the roof.
Brian then had to undo the headliner around the sunroof before undoing the seat belts and C Post panels too. After undoing the rear window trim panel, the headliner board was removed.
The sunroof inner panel was next to come out before the clips were removed from it. New material was cut out and the sunroof inner panel was covered.
Once the old glue and foam had been cleaned off the headliner board, Brian cut calico material to use to repair the broken parts of the board. There was a missing part of the board which Brian repaired with a piece of millboard. The calico material was glued to the back of the board to repair the damaged areas as well as to strengthen the board.
Once the headliner board was repaired, new foam was glued to it before the cover was glued on too. The interior components that had been removed were cleaned and the roof centre panel was recovered before the light was refitted.
The headliner board was fitted into the car and new sun visor clips went in too. The sun visors were fitted before Brian replaced the missing nuts on the speaker. The C-post panels and rear seat belts were next followed by the rear grab handles and the B-post panels.
Brian went on to fit the front seat belts back into the car as well as fitting longer clips to the rear edge trim panel before trimming the hole for the sunroof. The trim was fitted to the edge of the sunroof hole and the sunroof headliner panel was reinstalled. Finally, the wind deflector and headliner clips were put on and the headliner repairs were complete.
A new DAB aerial was also fitted recently.
We have welcomed another new addition to the Bridge Classic Cars workshop in the form of our 1989 Volkswagen Golf GTI.
During its time in the workshop, our team of classic car technicians will be fitting a new ceiling cloth, new sun visor clips, and a new DAB aerial.
We are looking forward to starting work on this classic Golf and can’t wait to see it complete.