Feb 29th, 00, 05:50 AM
I have a 1989 Camaro RS and the interior is pretty nice. I have begun to change a few things such as the seats and having the window tint pulled and replaced. I redid my entire A/C radio console and had an aftermarket stereo put in. The Corbeau Racing seats that I had put in match the grey interior perfectly. However, while riding with my T-Tops off my headliner began to tear. It has now started to sag and just look really really bad. I don't have the money to replace it just yet, but I would like to do something in the interim. Does anyone have any suggestions?
Feb 29th, 00, 07:08 AM
Have respect for a Texan. Bailing wire!
How about an upholstery needle and some thread to sew the two pieces together? If you are lucky there will be something to hook the thread over to hold the headliner up.
Feb 29th, 00, 09:07 AM
Spray adhesive will do the trick and you will never know it was done
Feb 29th, 00, 09:46 AM
Staple Gun !
68 ir right. Use a spray like 3M's 77 spray or similar.
1969 Z28, 406SB
Mar 1st, 00, 09:29 AM
I've got an 82' Z28 with T-tops, and I had the same problem. You're best bet is to take it to a professional and have it done right.
You get what you pay for, but shop around. Some shops won't even touch them because they are so hard to do, I've had quotes from 50 bucks to 250 bucks. I got lucky, a shop right down the street from me had a "weekend special", and he did a pretty good job for 65 bucks, you won't get a good job for any less than that. Also, alot depends on the condition of the base, you know, the piece that they attach the fabric to. If it's in shambles, and alot of them are due to water leakage around the T-tops, go to a junk yard and try to find one, I got one at the pic-u-parts place for 5 bucks, and it was in great shape. If you get really lucky, you might even find one in the yard that has been recovered recently, then all you have to do is swap them out, it's not that hard of a job. Bottom line, don't do a half-*** job on it, if you want it to be nice, and you want it to last, do it right the first time.
Mar 1st, 00, 03:27 PM
kz1000ltd has the right idea. I'm young and I do understand where you are coming from. How about using some double sided carpet tape. Stick the tape to the roof of the car then carefully pull the headliner taught and stick one side at a time to the tape.
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Mar 2nd, 00, 02:25 AM
The material is pretty thin and I think you will see tape under it when your done. I know the tape is thin but so is the material. Here we go again. Doesn't anyone like to do things themselves. Ok, go pay someone 250 if you have it. Do you know how they fix it? Have you ever seen it done? They glue it!! I think sometimes we make things seem so much harder than they really are. I don't know, maybe its because I'm not rich, I have no ZL1's in my garage. But its not brain surgery. If your down on mechanical skills then by all means pay someone. If your handy at all this is very easy. Why do we love to pay everyone else to work on our cars?
Mar 2nd, 00, 05:15 PM
I'm with kz1000ltd. I had an '83 Z28 several years ago and had the same problem. I pulled my headliner out and took it to an upholstery shop and had it recovered, re-glued, and re-padded for $60. A pretty good deal!! I tried spray glue, but just didn't work for me. Just my .02.
'68 # matching coupe-frame on restored
'68 assembled in Belgium SS-under construction