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    How easy it is to replace the headliner? and, has anyone restored an exisiting headliner? I remember saying the foam liner can be rubbed of the backing liner and new stuff glued on.
    98 LSC Torreador Red
    "This fire's thrills per BTU are off the charts!"

  • #2
    I've never restored one, but I had the one out of the green car a couple times. It's not a bad job.

    Pull at least one front seat, but both make it easier.

    Remove the back seat. (bottom, and back)

    remove visors, trim, (including those big bits around the rear windows,) Map lights, and the rubber trim-ring around the sunroof opening (if equipped.)

    There's at least one "mushroom" fastener somewhere. (rear middle?)

    After that, you should be able to drop the headliner, and maneuver it out one of the door openings.

    It's a more or less rigid piece. I would think it is difficult to replace / restore the fabric independent from the rest of it, but I've never encountered one with the "sag." That might make it easier if that's already happening.
    Last edited by tixer; 06-19-2017, 08:25 AM.
    Mike Martin

    1997 Mark VIII LSC 5.0
    2001 Dodge Dakota

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    • #3
      I recovered one couple years ago. Easy 4-5 hrs job. I peeled the old material that was falling apart. The new stuff had foam backing as well, so it smoothed out very nicely.
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      Markless.

      "Do or do not. There is no try" - Yoda

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      • #4
        Jeremi...have any suggestions on where to buy material?
        98 LSC Torreador Red
        "This fire's thrills per BTU are off the charts!"

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        • #5
          Originally posted by beerdog View Post
          Jeremi...have any suggestions on where to buy material?
          I used https://www.dltcorporation.com/aboutus.asp which apparently has a location in your neck of woods as well.

          Go suede. Please.
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          Markless.

          "Do or do not. There is no try" - Yoda

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          • #6
            Cool. They are headquartered in this area. I will have to check them out.
            98 LSC Torreador Red
            "This fire's thrills per BTU are off the charts!"

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            • #7
              I second the suede, after sitting in the Jaguars at the auto show every thing else is mediocre.
              Eric
              -00 Honda Accord (The MPG'er)
              -97 Mark VIII Base (The Row'er)
              -95 Mark VIII LSC (The Go'er)
              -14 Model T touring (The Show'er)
              -Rebuilding the T

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              • #8
                Easy job 2-3 hrs that's with a cigar and beer break. I was lucky and was able to go right over the original liner.

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                • #9
                  suede? I though that was joke. How about velvet?

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=imgGyD6waTA
                  98 LSC Torreador Red
                  "This fire's thrills per BTU are off the charts!"

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                  • #10
                    How about a nice shag.

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