: Sagging Headliners



Old Fleetwood
10-07-08, 09:41 PM
This is a topic which pops up from time to time here on this BB and as many of you know, I'm also a Moparnut (Oh, the heresy!)
Anyhow, over at the Chrysler site, www.allpar.com, there's an excellent article on repairing droopy headliners in Chrysler products.
Many of those refer to the cardboard types but also to the cloth types such as are found inside our Cadillacs.
It would be well worthwhile to have a peek at Allpar and scout up that article.
The methods outlined therein would apply anywhere.

jayoldschool
10-07-08, 10:55 PM
I have posted how to do it on here with pics...

Use a wire pet hair brush to get the old foam off the board after peeling the fabric off. You get the foam-backed fabric from any fabric store. Use 3M Super 77 on the back of the fabric and the board. Let it get tacky, then carefully roll and smooth it down. Trim, then reinstall.

here it is:


It's so easy, my MOM did it! Not kidding. In her winter Caprice in Florida, it had ratty headliner so I emailed her on what to do. You HAVE to get all the old foam/glue off the board or the new fabric will fall. She paid less than 30 bucks, including adhesive to do this.

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e202/jayoldschool/100_2123.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e202/jayoldschool/100_2124.jpg

http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e202/jayoldschool/100_2127.jpg

Aron9000
10-07-08, 11:25 PM
^I thought a driver's side air bag was standard for the 1991-93 Caprice and Roadmaster:hmm:

My_favorite_Brougham
10-08-08, 12:05 AM
^I thought a driver's side air bag was standard for the 1991-93 Caprice and Roadmaster:hmm:

That is an air bag, but that's a newer wheel like off a Trailblazer or a Suburban, or something like that. (I think)

Aron9000
10-08-08, 01:04 AM
That is an air bag, but that's a newer wheel like off a Trailblazer or a Suburban, or something like that. (I think)

No, that looks like the steering wheel on an early 90's Lumina, that didn't have an airbag. I should know, I used to have one.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
10-08-08, 11:44 AM
I like how we are all more interested in the steering wheel than how to fix the headliner. :)

jayoldschool
10-08-08, 12:11 PM
No, that looks like the steering wheel on an early 90's Lumina, that didn't have an airbag. I should know, I used to have one.


Ding ding! We have a winner. It is a non airbag wheel from an early 90s Lumina Sport. Yes, bags became standard in 91 in the Caprice. The biggest problem with the Caprice wheels with bags is that the horn buttons break easily. Going to a wheel like this makes it easy to honk again. I have one in my 95 SS, too. Takes about 15 minutes to change a steering wheel (with the right tool, of course).

My_favorite_Brougham
10-08-08, 05:27 PM
That is an air bag, but that's a newer wheel like off a Trailblazer or a Suburban, or something like that. (I think)

I stand corrected! :D