Headliner question

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lp08ss

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Sep 11, 2018
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My Montes headliner is pretty saggy so looking around for a new headliner I took notice there's a more than 1 option, dome light or map light. I've attached a picture if someone could tell me which I've got it would be greatly appreciated.
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lp08ss

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Sep 11, 2018
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Also I'd like to add what is a good indication that the headliner is beyond repair where I can't just glue it back down?

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MrSony

MrSony

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Dome would the just the singular circle in the middle, you've got a map light my friend.
 
MrSony

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Also I'd like to add what is a good indication that the headliner is beyond repair where I can't just glue it back down?

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From what I remember, the factory headliner was padded, the glue eats the foam over 30 years and it disintegrates and then sags. You can probably save the board if you can get it out without cracking it, and get some fabric the same color and texture and glue it straight to the board.
 
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lp08ss

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Sep 11, 2018
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From what I remember, the factory headliner was padded, the glue eats the foam over 30 years and it disintegrates and then sags. You can probably save the board if you can get it out without cracking it, and get some fabric the same color and texture and glue it straight to the board.
I see thanks for your input, might wander to the craft store see if I can't find something close haha.

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Ribbedroof

Ribbedroof

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Check for auto trim shops in your area...headliner fabric(like what was originally used) is available at sewing stores, but locally they only carry tan, gray, and black.

We used to have a place that sold all the stick-on molding, stripe kits, etc that dealers like to add on, they sold headliner fabric in all the colors, and it was very inexpensive, about a third to half what the online sites sell at.
 
pagrunt

pagrunt

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Back when JC Whitney was JC Whitney they used to have fabric kits that would of mounted with supplied bows simular to the cars up to the mid '70's. Wish I got one back when they had them.
 
Huen79H/O

Huen79H/O

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I just did my headliner this year I got my black fabric at Joanna's fabric very cheap and bought 3m headliner spary on glue it was easy several you tube videos
 
pontiac guy

pontiac guy

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The correct fabric can be order from any resto company. Any trim shop can glue it back on. I did my GP about 4 months ago cost me $150 including material. Carried in. It's easy to remove. I wouldn't bother with an aftermarket board. Personally it's well worth the money to me to have the correct material on it and not have to deal with doing it myself.
 
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