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Old 03-09-2011, 11:08 PM   #1
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Suburban headliners

Any thoughts or experience with fixing headliners while trying to keep original appearance. Repairing the old headliner not working out very well because they are so crumbly.

I thought about abs plastic sheets and perforated vinyl headliner material. Any one try that or see it done?

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Old 03-11-2011, 07:06 AM   #2
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:00 PM   #3
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Re: Suburban headliners

I tried to fix headliners myself on many vehicles. I just wasted time and money. The bottom line is . Take it to a shop and have someone do it right. I paid 185.00 a few years ago for one to be done.
Never had a problem after that.
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Old 03-11-2011, 03:10 PM   #4
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I tried to fix headliners myself on many vehicles. I just wasted time and money. The bottom line is . Take it to a shop and have someone do it right. I paid 185.00 a few years ago for one to be done.
Never had a problem after that.
That does seem like a very fair price. Less than I have just assumed.
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Old 03-11-2011, 04:38 PM   #5
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Re: Suburban headliners

you'll find this very interesting:

http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=38449
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:52 PM   #6
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Re: Suburban headliners

in my 88 the headliner is custom
it has thin strips of wood screwed under the trim all around the roof
the material is STAPLED in to it
there are sections front to back sewn together
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Old 03-20-2011, 04:49 PM   #7
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Re: Suburban headliners

Here's my headliner i gave to a guy who's been doing interior for a million years, it was 40$ for both pieces and all i did was sweep off old crumbly glue from the original vinyl i had and he did the rest and its perfect
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Old 03-21-2011, 09:44 AM   #8
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Re: Suburban headliners

Thanks everybody. I have some ideas now.

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Old 06-04-2011, 02:10 PM   #9
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Old 06-04-2011, 06:24 PM   #10
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Re: Suburban headliners

The headliner on my 1990 started sagging and I ended up replacing it myself. The end result is that it looks like a factory job. Here's what I did. I bought some headliner of the right color and dimensions from eBay.
http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_from=R4...All-Categories
Our Suburban's are very long so it'll probably take 2 pieces of the headliner material. I then scrapped the old headliner material from the headliner board. I then used contact cement to attach the new material to the old headliner board using a very large brush. The results are very professional looking and probably just like how it came from the factory.
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Old 06-05-2011, 12:40 AM   #11
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I like what LMC has done....they have a vacumm formed abs sheet to replace the old boards with. See page 101 on their site. this also fixes the sagging since the older fiber board is usually the problem.
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Re: Suburban headliners

yeah, those are nice, but the LMC solution will cost you $500,-...which I think is a lot.

So I am gonna try for a piece of wood against the ceiling and then finishing it of with some carpet matched to the interior color of the car.
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Old 06-05-2011, 04:48 PM   #13
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Re: Suburban headliners

this page sells them at $350,-
Als in ABS....damn shame I live across the ocean from you guys.
http://www.stockinteriors.com/Headli...ils_box_holder
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Old 06-06-2011, 10:50 AM   #14
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I like what LMC has done....they have a vacumm formed abs sheet to replace the old boards with. See page 101 on their site. this also fixes the sagging since the older fiber board is usually the problem.
I believe that LMC does not have these for 67-72 Suburbans, just the later models. I think that is the same at Stock Interiors. I have purchased carpet from these folks and I liked the price, fit and look.

I am going to go with ABS sheets and perforated vinyl headliner material. I will try to post some pics.
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Old 06-16-2011, 04:16 AM   #15
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Re: Suburban headliners

I found that the local fabric stores have the headliner material with the foam backing attached to it already. that what I plan to do with mine.
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Old 11-11-2011, 11:18 PM   #16
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Re: Suburban headliners

I still have got to my headliner on the 68 but will still post pics using abs plastic sheets and perforated headliner material.
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