Headliner replacement Guide - Page 4 - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Jeep Grand Cherokee & Commander Forums > ZJ Grand Cherokee Forum > Headliner replacement Guide

Black Friday Sale - Deep Discounts from ExtremeTerrain.com6th Annual, Beat Your Wife to the Credit Card Sale!FS: Wrangler RGB Multicolor Fog Light LEDs: Awesome Effect

Reply
Unread 08-21-2013, 07:54 AM   #46
svons7
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Austin, texas
Posts: 136
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.

__________________
1996 Grand Cherokee Laredo 4x4. Np242. 3.5 IRO Benchmark. 15x8 Crager soft 8s 4in BS. 31in Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs
svons7 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-25-2013, 01:21 PM   #47
jeep-pr
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: San Juan, Puerto rico
Posts: 27
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.
__________________
[QUOTE] When the presence of a check engine light is comforting, because you know "everything is as it should be."[/QUOTE]
jeep-pr is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-25-2013, 04:17 PM   #48
reydelaplaya
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Cuatro Esquinas, Puerto Rico
Posts: 169
Quote:
Originally Posted by Oldfrog View Post
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.
reydelaplaya is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 08-25-2013, 04:54 PM   #49
jeep-pr
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: San Juan, Puerto rico
Posts: 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by reydelaplaya View Post

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.
__________________
[QUOTE] When the presence of a check engine light is comforting, because you know "everything is as it should be."[/QUOTE]
jeep-pr is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 09-27-2013, 08:11 AM   #50
Thelt
Registered User
2005 KJ Liberty 
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Lenoir, NC
Posts: 604
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?
__________________
2005 KJ Sport 4x4
1998 ZJ with inline 6

I hate environmentalists, they keep me from enjoying the environment.
Thelt is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 09-27-2013, 10:50 AM   #51
Proph2010
Registered User
1994 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Martinsburg, WV
Posts: 301
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thelt
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.
Proph2010 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 09-27-2013, 02:19 PM   #52
Thelt
Registered User
2005 KJ Liberty 
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Lenoir, NC
Posts: 604
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.
__________________
2005 KJ Sport 4x4
1998 ZJ with inline 6

I hate environmentalists, they keep me from enjoying the environment.
Thelt is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 09-27-2013, 03:03 PM   #53
JeepNicholson
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Burbank, OH
Posts: 755
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thelt View Post
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.
JeepNicholson is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 09-27-2013, 03:23 PM   #54
Thelt
Registered User
2005 KJ Liberty 
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Lenoir, NC
Posts: 604
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.
__________________
2005 KJ Sport 4x4
1998 ZJ with inline 6

I hate environmentalists, they keep me from enjoying the environment.
Thelt is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 09-27-2013, 04:14 PM   #55
Oldfrog
Web Wheeler
1997 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Louisiana/Texas
Posts: 4,135
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.
__________________
Cajun Recipes and Fishing tips

Words of wisdom, Posted by Zeejay:
"..it's not air, it is the opposite of air... suckage so to speak."

Stalling? Work through Zeejay's list
Oldfrog is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 09-27-2013, 08:42 PM   #56
Kingr98
Registered User
1998 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Madison, AL
Posts: 426
Quote:
Originally Posted by Thelt View Post
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.
Kingr98 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 09-27-2013, 09:08 PM   #57
newfieZJ
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: , Alberta
Posts: 6,494
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
newfieZJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 09-28-2013, 03:17 PM   #58
RoldGold
Registered User
1996 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Posts: 285
Quote:
Originally Posted by newfieZJ View Post
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?
__________________
1996 Grand Cherokee Limited 4.0L
PSC Steering Gear; NP249 w/ new VC; Moog TRE's, Track Bar, Stabilizer bar bushings and endlinks, control arm bushings
Still no lift, and almost no paint on the hood
RoldGold is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 09-28-2013, 03:22 PM   #59
newfieZJ
Registered User
1995 ZJ 
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: , Alberta
Posts: 6,494
Long ways away from you sir . 2423 miles approx. AB Can.
newfieZJ is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 09-28-2013, 06:39 PM   #60
jnowak
Registered User
1993 ZJ 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: dahlonega, ga
Posts: 473
Has anybody used the loctite spray adhesive? Little cheaper then 3m and loctite usually makes good stuff.
jnowak is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.