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post #1 of 99 Old 02-13-2014, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Headliner questions

I've been searching the forums and have found a couple places online where people have purchased their new headliner/headliner kits. All of these are pushing almost $100. I really don't want to spend that much. Do you guys know of any places that might be cheaper. What if I just take the headliner out and leave bare metal? Any ideas?

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post #2 of 99 Old 02-14-2014, 07:16 AM
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Do you need a new headliner board (it's made of fiberglass, not metal), or do you just need to reupholster it with new fabric? Some people just paint the board, but that looks hideous in my opinion. Having nothing up there at all (bare metal) may likely increase cabin noise as well and be uglier than a bare board. If your board is fine, you can use any fabric you want (as long as it won't let the glue ruin it or soak through); you don't need that "special" foam-backed headliner material if you don't want it. Go to your local fabric store and pick something out.

There are numerous write-ups on how to do this (quite easy to do), but here are a few I skimmed off the top of a quick search.

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My board is fine I just didn't know if it's with the hundred to replace the fabric or if I should just take it all off
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My board is fine I just didn't know if it's with the hundred to replace the fabric or if I should just take it all off
New boards are hard to come by. You've likely been looking at overpriced fabric+adhesive kits.

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My board is fine I just didn't know if it's with the hundred to replace the fabric or if I should just take it all off
Same with mine. The cloth just droops and with this abnormally colder weather it's making the adhesive fail miserably. When it warms up I think I'll remove and re adhesive the board and get new cloth or put the old back up because it's pretty clean
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You can get headliner fabric at any good local fabric shop. Locally I can get the headliner material for around $3 a yard. By the time I buy a couple cans of good 3M adhesive, I'd have around $35-$40 in the material. Then it only is a matter of time to do it.
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Do it yourself. Headliner reduex

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I did my Headliner with Foam backed material from Jo Ann Fabrics. They have the material and it is great. I have a thread on here where I took pictures. I'll try to post the link.
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I'm gonna try to get by a local fabric store Monday, since I don't have school, and see what they have
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When I did mine, I didn't go with the foam backed fabric. Because in another few years, you'll have the same issue.....the foam breaks gets brittle due to heat and other stuff and that is what causes the original headliner to fail. I went with some decently thick wool type fabric(it was on sale for $3 a yard and a nice dark charcoal color). 3 yards of fabric, couple cans of spray adhesive and you're done.

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Alternitive to fabric

There is one fix that guarntees that the headliner will never sag again. LineX!
I found a thread on this forum about year and half ago where one member did his. He bought the bedliner product from his local auto parts store. I thought his looked good so I decided to take a chance and try it, and I must say I am very happy. Total cost was $70 at my local LineX shop. That was cheaper and less aggrivating than trying to put fabric back on. If you want I can post some pics, just let me know.

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There is one fix that guarntees that the headliner will never sag again. LineX!
I found a thread on this forum about year and half ago where one member did his. He bought the bedliner product from his local auto parts store. I thought his looked good so I decided to take a chance and try it, and I must say I am very happy. Total cost was $70 at my local LineX shop. That was cheaper and less aggrivating than trying to put fabric back on. If you want I can post some pics, just let me know.
Yeah if you could post some pictures please. Did that make it a louder ride?
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2 things increase if you don't have the headliner "board" in place. 1. Noise 2. Cold temps. After 2 failed attempts with good adhesive I removed mine one last time and painted it flat gray to match the interior. If you use the right flat color it looks fine and I'll never need to mess with it again. My cost was about $13 in spray paint.

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I have some pretty knobby 31s and I really don't want to have anymore road noise since its my DD
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