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Unread 01-15-2007, 10:04 PM   #1
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Headliner in a Hardtop?

Are their any advantages to having a hardtop with a headliner vx one that doesn't?? Do the headliners maker it more quiet??
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Unread 01-15-2007, 10:37 PM   #2
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My dad had an old style bronco and he put a headliner in it and it did quiet the ride. hth
If you look in the back of JP Magazine there is a guy that makes them for Jeeps. hth
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Unread 01-16-2007, 08:37 AM   #3
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My dad had an old style bronco and he put a headliner in it and it did quiet the ride. hth
If you look in the back of JP Magazine there is a guy that makes them for Jeeps. hth
and i'd bet that guy is Tim Taylor of californiatops.com, who is a total spaz. ( http://www.californiatops.com/liner_hard.html )

I'd avoid him at all costs. Sorry for linking to JU mods, but it's a good example (and not even the one i was thinking of):

http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums...ad.php?t=98892

In all honesty, it's not that hard to do yourself, it's all flat surfaces. I used velcro tape and 800g thinsulate.

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Unread 01-16-2007, 08:59 AM   #4
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I was thinking of different ideas for this. Both for sound and heat insulation. I was thinking about the idea of doing some sort of spray in liner. I have been kinda looking around a little but there is so much other work needing to be done on the jeep that it hasn't been a huge focus.

I was thinking of dynaspray by the makers of dynamat. It is both a sound and heat insulator so you can keep your heat in during the winter months much better and you can paint over it. It is my current working idea but I doubt I will get to it any time really soon. Who knows, just kicking around ideas for now.
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Unread 01-16-2007, 10:48 AM   #5
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It's a good idea, but is it spray flexible? Even though the top is pretty solid, I would hope that when it flexes that the liner wouldn't crack and start chiping on you. Still a good idea to keep in mind.
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Unread 01-16-2007, 11:08 AM   #6
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I'd avoid him at all costs. Sorry for linking to JU mods, but it's a good example (and not even the one i was thinking of):

http://www.jeepsunlimited.com/forums...ad.php?t=98892
All I can say is WOW.

IIRC from Business Law, They would have to take it back due to a duty of care or something of that nature... it just sucks that guy would have to pony up for a lawyer to get his $$$ back...
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Unread 01-16-2007, 11:17 AM   #7
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i made a headliner and it looks great and keeps it quieter and warmer. all you need is 1/2 inch foam, fabric and spray adhesive. just make sure it is at least 50 degrees or the adhesive may not work right.
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Unread 01-16-2007, 11:26 AM   #8
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i made a headliner and it looks great and keeps it quieter and warmer. all you need is 1/2 inch foam, fabric and spray adhesive. just make sure it is at least 50 degrees or the adhesive may not work right.
NO adhesive works in AZ summer heat...it all lets gooooooo
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Unread 01-16-2007, 09:10 PM   #9
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I don't mind the noise or heat insulation, but now that winters here, I found a reason to do something. The ice/snow on the roof will manage to condensate onto the ceiling of the hard top, and after driving around long enough for the heater to melt it, I'm driving around in the rain, lol.
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Unread 01-16-2007, 10:26 PM   #10
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Does anyone other than California Tops even sell headliners for TJs?
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Unread 01-22-2007, 02:59 AM   #11
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I had exactly same problem; driving in rain... got to do something about roof interior. I saw nice CJ on weekend trails, and it had original headliner that looked nice. wonder if those are available as NOS or similar?
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Unread 01-22-2007, 07:54 AM   #12
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I found a place that sells them. They seem reliable, i sent them an email and the responded pretty quickly, but im yet to buy anything do to not having money. http://coloradojeepman.com/ It seems pretty legit and theres a warrentee on it
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Unread 01-22-2007, 08:12 AM   #13
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I found a place that sells them. They seem reliable, i sent them an email and the responded pretty quickly, but im yet to buy anything do to not having money. http://coloradojeepman.com/ It seems pretty legit and theres a warrentee on it

Does anyone notice that it says "Insultation Kit for Jeep Tops"? Freudian slip?
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Unread 01-22-2007, 09:12 AM   #14
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Yea i noticed that the first time i was on the site and pointed it out to them in the email i sent 2 weeks ago...im surprised they didnt fix it yet
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Unread 01-22-2007, 10:20 AM   #15
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$200....?? LOL...


nooooo thank you.....
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