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How to Fix Sagging Headliner?

Posted By: mrcrazyhimself On: 01-04-2008 @ 15:26:06         Reply | Edit
Anyone have any experiance with fixing the sagging headliner syndrome that seems to come with the 3rd gen cars?
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Posted By: useful_idi0t On: 03-01-2007 @ 18:26:09     Reply | Top | Edit
yeah, recovering it or buying a new one. the headliners on 3rdgens suck. getting an aftermarket one is a great route if you dont want to make one yourself. plus its backed with well molded abs, as opposed to cardboard.
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Posted By: roubenbird On: 03-02-2007 @ 00:26:34     Reply | Top | Edit
im thinking about covering it with fiberglass and painting it black to match my dash. i have a buddy that works at royal spa, he sprays the tubs with the fiberglass. hopefully it would work.
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Posted By: All2kool On: 03-02-2007 @ 18:05:07     Reply | Top | Edit
Martha says: "I just pinned mine with Upholstery Tacks until time to replace came along. Find them at your Arts & Crafts Stores" (insert wry humor here).
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1990 IROC 1LE, 350 TPI, 700R4, 17k Miles
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Posted By: 84SEBird On: 03-02-2007 @ 22:02:45     Reply | Top | Edit
Just replace the thing and have it over with. As noted earlier the ABS backing keeps it's shape better than the original backing. I think Hawk's third gen parts has or had a write up on installing them. I did mine and if I can do it, anyone can!
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1984 Firebird SE- cream-beige- the prestige color!

1987 Corvette

Posted By: biggreg On: 03-04-2007 @ 20:13:06     Reply | Top | Edit


My Caps Lock Button Is Broken

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88 firebird formula 350

Posted By: biggreg On: 03-04-2007 @ 20:16:02     Reply | Top | Edit
I had the same problem, but i'm cheep so i took some of those brass paper fasteners bent the tips out jut a litte bit so when i punched them up through my headliner they would hit the roof of the car and bend down. i spray painted them black, it dosent look to great but it keeps headliner off your head
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88 firebird formula 350

Posted By: wildcatkit52 On: 03-04-2007 @ 23:30:22     Reply | Top | Edit
If a person can't properly fix a headliner, what kind of attention does the rest of the car get??? Mine sagged when I got the car. It went almost straight to the shop to be fixed.
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Posted By: roubenbird On: 03-06-2007 @ 08:00:22     Reply | Top | Edit
your center caps do not match, what kind of attention do YOU pay to YOUR car? lol
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WS6 3o5 TBI 88' Formula, 670cfm Holley Projection Throttle Body Holley Projection Intake Mainfold, Underdrive Pulley,Dual Snorkle & Factory Cowl Induction
now with short straight pipes, UMI Subframe connectors, Fourth Gen seats, Three row Radiator, Posi rear end (2.73)
15.543 @ 88.21mph

Posted By: wildcatkit52 On: 03-06-2007 @ 22:31:38     Reply | Top | Edit
Bah. The rear disc is missing... Those wheels where on the car when I got it. They are gone now. Car is currently sitting on spares until I decide what wheels to get.

I am stuck because I want something really lite. Something that will bolt on in the size I need with the proper backspacing. Not an easy task for a 3rd Gen! I am looking at just going with 18 inch TTII's with custom offset. I was quoted a price of around $1000 at my door but I don't know how much they weight! Tires are sitting here waiting on me! LOL!
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Posted By: IROCZman15 On: 03-06-2007 @ 23:17:47     Reply | Top | Edit
bring it to an auto-glass shop, or interior shop, they will replace it for about $120 total, and it will look and feel great, and you wont have to worry about it for another 20 years, period.
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