In the world of classic Chevrolets, every detail matters, and that includes the headliner grain. Whether you’re restoring a 1964-1972 Chevelle, 1962-1972 Nova, 1967-1978 Camaro, 1970-1972 Monte Carlo, or 1964-1972 El Camino, getting the right headliner grain is crucial for an authentic restoration.

1964-1972 Chevelle

For 1964-1972 Chevelles, the headliner grain varied slightly depending on the model year. Early years typically featured a Basketweave grain pattern, then Surrey, then Ribbed and finally a Perforated pattern. Color options ranged from basic shades like white, black, and parchment to more vibrant hues like red and blue. The correct grain for each year is as follows:

  • 1964-1965: Basketweave 
  • 1966 Early: Basketweave
  • 1966-1967: Surrey Line Dot 
  • 1968-1969: Ribbed 
  • 1970-1972: Perforated 
Surrey Line Dot Headliner

1962-1972 Nova

Similar to the Chevelle, the headliner grain for the Nova evolved over the years. Early models sported a Basketweave grain, while later iterations adopted a Perforated pattern. Color choices mirrored those of the Chevelle, offering a range of options to suit different tastes. Here’s the correct grain for each year:

  • 1962-1969: Basketweave
  • 1970-1972: Perforated

1967-1973 Camaro

The Camaro also featured distinct headliner grains throughout its production run. Early models showcased a Surrey pattern, while later years shifted to a Perforated. Color options remained consistent with other Chevrolet models. Here’s the correct grain for each year:

  • 1967: Surrey
  • 1968-1969: Ribbed
  • 1970-1973: Perforated
Perforated Headliner Material

1970-1972 Monte Carlo

As for the Monte Carlo, its headliner grain followed a similar trajectory to other Chevrolet models of the era. These first-generation Monte Carlos all had Perforated grain headliners.

  • 1970-1972: Perforated

1964-1972 El Camino

Lastly, the El Camino, with its unique blend of truck and car features, also had specific headliner grains for each model year. The grain pattern remained consistent throughout its production run, with color options aligning with other Chevrolet models. Here’s the correct grain for each year:

  • 1964-1967: Basketweave
  • 1968-1969: Ribbed
  • 1970-1972: Perforated
Basketweave Headliner Material

Attention to detail is key, and the headliner grain is no exception. Having the correct headliner material gives the car not only the correct appearance but the correct feel. Headliners are a simple piece that’s often overlooked, but play a big role in the appearance of your car. 

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