The headliner is basicly three parts: Fabric cover (what you can
see), thin foam padding underlayment, and a fiberboard backing for
shape. Usually what happens is that the foam padding disintigrates and
the fabric cover falls loose.
The only way to fix it so it looks good is to remove all the
padding and fabric, and glue on some new stuff. It's not an overly
difficult job, but it is time consuming.
go to pep boys and buy 5 or 6 packages of the twist in headliner supports.
small as thumb tacks, but twist in and stay nice.
There are 6 or 8 per package and i used them in the headliner of my xj
cherokee and they work great. takes 1 minute per twist and you can space
them 6 or 8 inches apart and keep adding them as the liner comes loose in
When added , they look like stars in the ceiling. hehe good
I used common sewing pins, pushed in "sideways" almost parallel with the
fabric surface. They've held my '90 Caddy's headliner up for years.
Jeff Wisnia (W1BSV + Brass Rat '57 EE)
"If you can keep smiling when things go wrong, you've thought of someone to
place the blame on."
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