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Old 08-03-2005, 07:49 AM   #1
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Hey guys, any suggestions on doing a head liner repair. I only see one post when I do a "search"

Where do you get a dense foam and headliner material like or similar to the OE and who sells the "heads up adhesive for the headliner?

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Old 08-03-2005, 07:54 AM   #2
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You can check online at Mid-America Motorworks (MAM) I believe they carry replacement headliners.
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Check your local listings for an upholstery supply. They should have everything you need. I would bet it is a whole lot cheaper than buying a new one.
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Old 08-03-2005, 10:02 AM   #4
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Check your local listings for an upholstery supply. They should have everything you need. I would bet it is a whole lot cheaper than buying a new one.
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OK, I now have the head liner material for my 1985 Hard top

I pulled the old black stuff off fabric off, and rubbed off all of the foam stuff from the sound deadening cushion.

I tried to peel back some of the sound deadening insulation material but I dont see anything under it, is this material glued to the hardtop bottom side?


Anyone done this, do I pull the sound deading material off? Do I have to buy the new insulation too?

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OK, I now have the head liner material for my 1985 Hard top

I pulled the old black stuff off fabric off, and rubbed off all of the foam stuff from the sound deadening cushion.

I tried to peel back some of the sound deadening insulation material but I dont see anything under it, is this material glued to the hardtop bottom side?


Anyone done this, do I pull the sound deading material off? Do I have to buy the new insulation too?

That backer board will come right off if you pry under it with a putty knife
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Thanks, mine does not appear to have a backer board but I will check again
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Thanks, mine does not appear to have a backer board but I will check again
The sound deadening material that you refer to is the backer board.
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The sound deadening material that you refer to is the backer board.
Gotcha, I just pulled it off a few minutes ago,,,and I'm scraping the small amount of adhesive off of the fiberglass.

Looks pretty simple except the headliner material I bought has foam on it and it is a little thicker than the OEM material.

Is this the same type of material you used, meaning a foam back headliner?

Joslinm, thanks for the help, I probably should take some digital pics for the future.
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Done, probably a 1-1-1/2 hour job, thanks for your help again Joslinm!

Yes the backing is attatched to the sound deadening material, scrape it all off slowly with a putty knife and then wrap it with new headliner material after allpying adhesive.

Scrape all of the left overs from the fiberglass with a razor blade, clean it well,,,then spray it with adhesive.

Buy Headliner adhesive at Autozone for @ $8-9 bucks.

Simple job!
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recently reupholstered my hardtop, I found the spray adhesive I used to glue the headliner to the foam pad did not work well for holding the pad to the roof. I used 3M weatherstrip adhesive and it has been holding fine. I have a black top and the car sets in 100* weather all day while I'm at work and so far so good.
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I had my headliner in my 93 done in Leather. Mucho Better.
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recently reupholstered my hardtop, I found the spray adhesive I used to glue the headliner to the foam pad did not work well for holding the pad to the roof. I used 3M weatherstrip adhesive and it has been holding fine. I have a black top and the car sets in 100* weather all day while I'm at work and so far so good.
I bougth Headliner adhesive, I hope it works, time will tell! I cleaned the fiberglass really well, so maybe this will help!
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I used "Heads Up!" to hold my new fabric up and it's held for a couple years now. The 3M stuff I used first didn't last a week.
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