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post #46 of 94 Old 08-21-2013, 06:54 AM Thread Starter
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yea man that does sound pretty frustrating. Last time i had a similar issue i had shorted a fuse because the positive from the alternator grounded on the engine block. Same problem - radio, interior and dash lights, and almost every other electrical system was out, car would still start, but i eventually found the fuse responsible. It wasn't in a normal fusebox -(this also wasn't on a jeep). I would recommend keep at it with a volt meter and see what is not letting the electricity through. GOOD LUCK!! hopefully someone else might chime in that has had this problem before.


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post #47 of 94 Old 08-25-2013, 12:21 PM
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Thanks for the guide. I just did my head liner today and it wasnt that bad. I did a small error on the overhead center console but you have to look up and close to see it.

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post #48 of 94 Old 08-25-2013, 03:17 PM
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Before I reinstalled the headliner itself, I took a marker to the topside and told the story of my ZJ's history since the day I bought it. Mentioned the states it's visited, the duck and deer hunts, the boats it's pulled, the beaches it's driven on, saltwater fishing trips, the number of girlfriends and wives it's survived...etc. Told the mileage as of right now, the fact that nothing but Castrol has been used in it and a few other tidbits, including the fact that if someone was reading it, I'm probably dead because I have no intention of selling it.
OMG, That is so awesome!

Reminds me of an old story I heard somewhere about an autoworker in Detroit tying a note to a screw and affixing it with a string to some interior, inaccessible part of a car he was building just to leave a mark of his existence for the future.


My headliner is on the bucket list for a fixin' soon. Oldfrog, you will be credited on mine for the idea of writing a message.
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post #49 of 94 Old 08-25-2013, 03:54 PM
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OMG, That is so awesome!

Reminds me of an old story I heard somewhere about an autoworker in Detroit tying a note to a screw and affixing it with a string to some interior, inaccessible part of a car he was building just to leave a mark of his existence for the future.

My headliner is on the bucket list for a fixin' soon. Oldfrog, you will be credited on mine for the idea of writing a message.
I guess mine had some story to tell, as i removes the overhead center console i found i pack of condoms from the previous owner. Thank god i deep cleaned mine just after i bought it.

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post #50 of 94 Old 09-27-2013, 07:11 AM
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My headliner is starting to sag. After looking at this thread I wonder if it would work just to paint the fiberglass and put it back. Any drawbacks to that that I am missing?

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post #51 of 94 Old 09-27-2013, 09:50 AM
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My headliner is starting to sag. After looking at this thread I wonder if it would work just to paint the fiberglass and put it back. Any drawbacks to that that I am missing?
Mine wasn't fiberglass. It was like posterboard/cardboard deal; I bedlinered it but if it gets wet it'll bubble.
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post #52 of 94 Old 09-27-2013, 01:19 PM
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I wonder which years got fiberglass and which got cardboard. Seems like paint would work as well as bedliner and give you more color options. That area should not see much abuse.

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post #53 of 94 Old 09-27-2013, 02:03 PM
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My headliner is starting to sag. After looking at this thread I wonder if it would work just to paint the fiberglass and put it back. Any drawbacks to that that I am missing?
Noise and insulation, mainly. The foam-backed fabric helps a lot with that. I redid my old one with auto fabric from the fabric store and a bunch of cans of heavy duty spray adhesive. You've got to scrape off all of the old foam though or the adhesive won't stick properly.
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post #54 of 94 Old 09-27-2013, 02:23 PM
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I guess bedliner would give more insulation and noise reduction than just paint. I have attempted redoing a headliner with fabric before but it did not turn out well.

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post #55 of 94 Old 09-27-2013, 03:14 PM
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I tell you what, guys....it's been real nice not having to worry about fishing lures snagging the headliner when I place rods in the Jeep after a trip. ( yeah, sometimes I leave a lure on a rod every now and then). So far, I love the bedliner. The only tidbit I'd change was to insert some foam (or some other spacer material) under the overhead console because it rattles a tiny bit. That's on my list this weekend. Otherwise, I'll never go back to fabric up there. I like the clean , utilitarian look.
Rip that fabric off the visors too ! But leave them alone afterwards.

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post #56 of 94 Old 09-27-2013, 07:42 PM
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I wonder which years got fiberglass and which got cardboard. Seems like paint would work as well as bedliner and give you more color options. That area should not see much abuse.
My 98 ZJ has fiberglass. I recovered mine with fabric because I like the stock look, but I could see where a smooth painted ceiling would look good too. I would recommend keeping the ceiling board, though, whether with fabric or bedliner. There is a lot of insulation provided by the headliner.
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post #57 of 94 Old 09-27-2013, 08:08 PM
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Man oh man . I was tempted to store one from my parts jeep but ..........where ? Damn thing is kinda big . Shame , mint with a sunroof , probably going to the crusher with the jeep . This isn't an issue in a cooler climate
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post #58 of 94 Old 09-28-2013, 02:17 PM
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Man oh man . I was tempted to store one from my parts jeep but ..........where ? Damn thing is kinda big . Shame , mint with a sunroof , probably going to the crusher with the jeep . This isn't an issue in a cooler climate
Where are you and what color is it?

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post #59 of 94 Old 09-28-2013, 02:22 PM
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Long ways away from you sir . 2423 miles approx. AB Can.
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post #60 of 94 Old 09-28-2013, 05:39 PM
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Has anybody used the loctite spray adhesive? Little cheaper then 3m and loctite usually makes good stuff.
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