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Will a wh wk wl rooflining fit into a vx?

vxlimtedsportssedan

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Sizewise, will a wh wk wl statesman/caprice roof lining fit into a vx sedan?
I understand that there is additional components in the roof, but all I need to know is will it fit length wise?

All help is appreciated
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The Statesmans and Caprices are longer than the sedans, so no, it won't fit lengthwise. It could possibly be trimmed down to size, I don't really know.
 

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Is the interior larger? Or is it the body I thought it was the body

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I reckon you'd be in for a hard time. The roof is considerably different between the WH-L Statesman and VT-Z Commodores from the B pillar back. Just Google rear shots of both and you'll see what I mean.
 

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Is the interior larger? Or is it the body I thought it was the body

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The interior is larger, I think it's about 6 inches longer from the rear doors back. Heaps more room for the rear passengers.
 

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So the rooflining is longer? It doesn't end short and the rear window makes up for the rest?
 

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No. The rear window is completely different. The Stato glass and pillar configuration is different from a stock (same vintage) Commodore from the B pillar back. Different wind-ups, quarters and the inclusion of opera windows. Different second half of the outer roof. While they both have trims covering the edges, the shape of these is also different.

I think a trimmer could potentially make one fit, but for less you could just buy the roof-lining out of a VX wreck.
 

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Not gonna happen - all Statos are longer in the interior to make more space for the rear passengers, and as a result the roof, and therefore rooflining are also longer. Been that way since the HQ Statesman. Thats the whole point in having a long wheelbase.
 

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I already have the vx roof lining but I just want to know if the a statesman/caprice roof lining is the same length wise or whether ill have to modify it to fit. I am planning a conversion of my car and I will announce and start a thread on the build in a few weeks.
 

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Some advice..
yes the caprice roof is longer than ur vx. No its not as easy as just triming it down. The body is longer, which means the rear grab handles are futher back, these will never line up, possible cut and shut.

In the example of the VS: the caprice roof is longer, but is also narrower. Caprice has trims to cover above the doors, not just relying on the door rubbers to hold its place.

ur best option is to cut the centre roof part out and graft it to ur vx lining.. This is what I am current doing. Do ur ur research and measure both the caprice roof and ur vx roof to know what ur up against.

Good luck :)
 
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