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how to fix roof-cloth material...tis falling off
r3lic76 Offline
Member
#1
if you look through my back window, you can see the material dangling from the roof (it's that blue cloth interior stuff)

what's the best way to fix that? is there some kinda of blue cloth tape i can buy or something?
88 Turbocoupe - T3 conversion - bbk255 - kirban FPR - open 3" dp - ported lower intake
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Jeff K Offline
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#2
Mine was just frayed around the edges, and stained in some places, and a few small holes. Here is what I did: Went to the local fabric store (bizarre experience to say the least), and got some headliner material that was almost a perfect color match. Yes, the large fabric stores sell specific headliner material. Cost about $20. Got 2 cans (overkill) of headliner spray glue at auto parts store. Took off all trim around headliner, and pulled it out the door in one piece. I just glued the new material right over the old. Put it back up, and put the trim back on. Looks like new, and the double layer of material probably provides a bit more sound and thermal insulation.

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Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 20 psi, forced air intercooler, water injection, bypass valve, Ranger roller cam, subframes, etc., etc.. // 86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP nitrous, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.... // 91 Escort: Bone stock winter car // 00 Windstar (wifes vehicle)
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
67 Honda 450 Super Sport - completely customized
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r3lic76 Offline
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#3
sweeet

thanks again Jeff
88 Turbocoupe - T3 conversion - bbk255 - kirban FPR - open 3" dp - ported lower intake
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Turbofan Offline
Member
#4
We did the same thing with another car. It works well. I would say the cost for the whole deal is around $50. The spray glue is very expensive. It does not take too much....
I just want my Bird back!
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Walsted Offline
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#5
I flipped the cardboard over and glued the headliner material to the other side. Kept me from having to scrape the foam from one side or worrying about the glue sticking to the foam.

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Mike Walsted - NATO member
1986 5-speed TurboCoupe and 1985 5-speed XR7
Mike Walsted - Sold my 1986 5-speed TurboCoupe
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Hawk Offline
Senior Member
#6
Don't glue it over the old headliner. I gaurantee it will come loose all too soon. Strip the cardboard backing of all traces of the old liner, then, replace it as Jeff suggested.

Hawk
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Kev Offline
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#7
My headliner was falling down in the exact same spot as yours, in the rear next to the glass. The headliner itself was still in good condition, it was just loose. So I took the old glue gun to it, and it turned out great. Just a line of glue near the back edge and a few spots around the area and it's good as new. Cost me about 5 cents for the amount of glue stick I used. My roommate's mom had the glue gun and I just borrowed it from her.
Kev
1988 TC 5spd
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