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Unread 08-23-2011, 05:45 AM   #1
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ZJ Head Liner

So I looked around on here and found some ideas. I bought a 94 ZJ last weekend and the headliner... Damn! It had about a hundred tacks in it to keep it up. It was oranged and sticky from where the old had died.

Last night I decided to take it out and re-cover it. Only problem I ran into getting it out was I didn't have the B1 torx to remove the seat belt bolts. I managed to twist the side panels enough to get the liner out but it was a PITA.

Spent a whopping $33 at Walmart on fabric and spray adhesive. Got it all stuckied together. Only problem after that was putting it back in: I waited to long and was doin' it outside. So no light. Couldn't see to line anything up. Gonna have to get after it tonight.

But the liner looks a ton better. The cardboard piece was not in good condition, though and it's super flimsy. But I'm makin' the best of it. Wish me luck... I'll post some pics when I'm done.

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Unread 08-23-2011, 06:13 AM   #2
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I just pulled the fabric off, rubbed the nasty foam backing off, then hit it with some rubberized undercoating and a layer of black rattle can.

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I just ripped mine off and left it that way. Feels more like a Jeep now.
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Unread 08-23-2011, 07:31 AM   #4
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Yeah, I was going to go with the rubberized look. But when I got the liner out, it was so broken down, that I thought a single piece of fabric would add a little strength to it.
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Unread 08-23-2011, 09:15 AM   #5
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Me and my sister both have 96' and 97' zj's and we were thinking of ripping the head liner off and rhinoline it but it seems to be a tad cheaper to just rubberize it... whats the process? just rip off the old stuff and scrap off the fuzzys and apply the coat on? or would it look better to just rip off the liner and leave it?
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Unread 08-23-2011, 09:17 AM   #6
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I just ripped mine off and left it that way. Feels more like a Jeep now.
Do you have any pics? I'm thinking of doing the same just don't know how it would look..
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i think sound might be an issue if you tore the whole thing out, im not sure but i think you would have some wires showing aswell
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Unread 08-23-2011, 01:56 PM   #8
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I like the sprayliner idea on the headliner. Can you post more pics of that? Sorry to hijack the thread kinda.

Are there any draw backs that you've noticed?

edit - not just removing the entire thing
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Unread 08-23-2011, 04:54 PM   #9
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So here is the completed little project (sorry for no WIP pics):



I couldn't find a match to the current interior and the dark grey seemed to go well with the instrument cluster and ceiling console. Not perfect, but for $45, though, I think it looks pretty damned good...
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Looks good. Im thinking of going Melks route. Tired of band aiding it back up.
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what did you use?
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What ever you do donor leave it out...it insulates the roof from your head..it will get alot voter without it had a caviler pulled it out to fix ..came home one day looked at it in the shed and it was trampled to death oh what little cutter kids will do. So I had to take the heat from the sun that bakes the roof all day long..
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what did you use?
Everything was on the cheap at Walmart, Killa. The most expensive thing I bought was a new Torx set that had the T-50 bit for the shoulder belt bolts. Here's what I bought:

3M Headline Spray Adhesive x2 - $20
5'x8' Dark Grey Fleece Fabric - $12
Torx Bit Set - $23

Granted, I had a basic Torx set and and all the other tools I needed. Which, by the way, was just a phillips-head screwdriver, flat-tip screwdriver, the torx driver (I can't recall what size), and maybe a pair of pliers.

So all in all, I have $55 dollars in it. And my time. I'd recommend havin' a second set of hands, if you can, as it'll help holding it up while you're re-installing it.
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Do you have any pics? I'm thinking of doing the same just don't know how it would look..
No. Who cares how it looks anyways. Its a Jeep.
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No. Who cares how it looks anyways. Its a Jeep.
Haha well true... You do have a point there
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