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Where did you get yours, how much??Oldhead PS:Looks tan or dull gold Oldhead,For Driffword outside paint
 

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You do it yourself. Take out old headliner board, rip the fabric off. Get ALL the foam off the board. Scrape it and sand. Then, spray contact glue on new foam-backed fabric (buy at JoAnn's) and the board, then smooth it down. Cut where needed. Reinstall. Like new!


This is the one in my mom's Caprice. I gave her the exact instructions above, and it looks good. She's 75... so you've got a chance. With the headliner, not her, lol.












 

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x2 the aboves. I think I got the oxblood for my son's Monte from one of the specialty restorer outfits for reasonable price. Had to do some plastic epoxy on a piece near the visor that was cracked. Easy. Be sure to use the right spray adhesive. I think I used So-Fro Fabric for my Cady.
 

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You do it yourself. Take out old headliner board, rip the fabric off. Get ALL the foam off the board. Scrape it and sand. Then, spray contact glue on new foam-backed fabric (buy at JoAnn's) and the board, then smooth it down. Cut where needed. Reinstall. Like new!


This is the one in my mom's Caprice. I gave her the exact instructions above, and it looks good. She's 75... so you've got a chance. With the headliner, not her, lol.












What's that ripped part right there behind.....

Nah, just kidding that HL looks great! :smile2:

Oldhead -- I think u should give it a shot and DIY. There's another thread here too on how to do this. I really think your only option for something else is used and they're hard to find in great shape. I got a spare board but the material is shot and would need redone. You may find OEM new but it will be pricey. GL.

Edit - Oldhead - is this a Wagon? Not sure how those are but the process has to be the same. maybe some wagon guys will chime in.

Edit #2 - OK Oldhead, just got another idea for ya if your a little unsure doing DIY. You could check with a local upholstery shop and "could be" cheaper than u think. Just show the pics that jayoldschool posted to them and tell them you'll buy the material and have the board cleaned and do the hard work. Maybe they'll just glue it down for you at a reasonable cost? If it came to say $50-$100 you may find that worth it. You don't have to buy the glue or worry about messing up if the fine work concerns you. Ok, think I've run out of ideas. 0:).
 

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Guys, unless I am mistaken, Oldhead is like 80+ years old. Something to keep in mind.

Oldhead - an average market rate is anywhere from $200-$550. Maybe check your local Craigslist for headliner services. Ive seen places advertise them for $199 and less
 

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I think we all made the assumption he was at least removing the HL himself. Getting the board out is just a little tricky not too physical. If not, drive it to an uppolsterer and write a check. :smile2: At least he got some idea of what's involved.
 

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Guys, unless I am mistaken, Oldhead is like 80+ years old. Something to keep in mind....

Eggs akerry. Known. As the other other Bob offers, just positing DIYs as alternate to giving others opportunity to "cutting a fat hog and getting rich quik"if the spirit is willing. I know Oldhead knows how to search. Each step taken in turn is braindead straightforward, and if nothing else is pressing schedule-wise plus if this ain't a driver then quite easy to tackle.
 

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Hi

Yes I am 82.Health going fast....I THANK YOU GUYS.....Can't do myself.....$200 is alot for me,but I might be able to get the $$. Any more info??? Bob Oldhead
 

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Guys, unless I am mistaken, Oldhead is like 80+ years old. Something to keep in mind.

Oldhead - an average market rate is anywhere from $200-$550. Maybe check your local Craigslist for headliner services. Ive seen places advertise them for $199 and less
Agreed, can probably find a shop for the $200 range.
Some areas have mobile guys that'll come to you for small jobs like a headliner.
It's all labor, and the wagon board is a PITA to remove.
 

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Yes I am 82.Health going fast....I THANK YOU GUYS.....Can't do myself.....$200 is alot for me,but I might be able to get the $$. Any more info??? Bob Oldhead
Bob,
Where are you located? I don't think you're close to me, but I had mine done along with the sunvisors last summer. I paid $150.00.

I didn't have the room/place to do it myself, so I just farmed this one out.

As a note regarding the removal/installation process. If you remove the passenger's front seat, and then recline the driver's seat, you can remove the headliner out the passenger's front door area without bending or bowing of the headliner.

Also, I posted a picture when I did mine, and can certainly do it again here, but the key to removing the dome light base plastic, is to use the tool used on removing the interior door panel christmas tree fasteners. Basically a fork type of tool. The center piece is held into the sheet metal roof by two plastic externally threaded pins. They're not threaded in but have that type of external surface. You need to get under each of the two areas with the tool, and then use some leverage to push the end of the tool down, so you don't break the pins.

If you were close to me, I'd give you the headliner I have removed from a J/Y car here in Texas.

Anyway, here are the pix of the center piece I spoke about. Also at this time, I'd recommend replacing the light bulbs with LEDs. I did, and got them from superbrightleds.com The center/dome is a festoon bulb. I can look into the P/N if you like.


 

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I got a pricein Philly$225,Thanks Bob Oldhead
 
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