Headliner Installation Prices...WTH??!! - Team Camaro Tech
Interiors Upholstery & soft trim

 5Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 19, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 13
Headliner Installation Prices...WTH??!!

I had one shop quote me $454 and another $650....and that was with me supplying all the parts. I mean...are they THAT hard to install? Who here has done their own Headliner? Any tips?

1968 Pro-Touring Camaro. LS1/4760E. With '67 Tail lights and a '70 rear view mirror...cause I'm weird like that.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
trapin is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 19, 12:25 PM
Gold Lifetime Member
Mike
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: Yuma AZ
Posts: 56
Garage
Send a message via AIM to hotrodbaker
Re: Headliner Installation Prices...WTH??!!

I did it myself and never done it before and it was not that hard. The steel rods are important and not all the same. If you already have one in and replacing is easy after you take it out and see how it was connected. If not look for a youtube video and you will see if you can do it.
hotrodbaker is offline  
post #3 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 19, 02:05 PM
Moderator
John
 
Vega$69's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Vegas NV/Wesley Chapel FL
Posts: 13,651
Garage
Re: Headliner Installation Prices...WTH??!!

The shop I use does mine for $200 and comes to my house to install.

I supply the headliner and sail panels

2017 Corvette ZO6 with ZO7 Option
66 Chevelle Protour LS3/525(SOLD AT Mecum 2018)
69 SS396 Cortez Silver(SOLD)
69 Z28(Sold)
69 Pro Tour - LS3/T56
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
(SOLD)
69 Pro Tour - LS7/T56 (SOLD)
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

69 Z28/RS Tribute355/5 Speed (SOLD)
69 RS Clone 427/TH400 (SOLD)
67 RSZZ502/5 Speed (SOLD)
69 Camaro 406 SBC/TH400 (SOLD)
Vega$69 is offline  
 
post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 19, 02:18 PM
Senior Tech
Don
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Mountain Springs, Texas
Posts: 4,181
Re: Headliner Installation Prices...WTH??!!

Its not that difficult. A lot of videos on YouTube. Trick is to trim the sleeves the rods go in because they are usually too long and cause it to wrinkle.

I like to install headliners when the car is upside down on a rotisserie....

Don

1969 Camaro LSA 6L90E AME subframe and IRS
1969 Camaro vert LS3 4L65E Ridetech level 2 - sold
1959 El Camino project
1969 Mustang Sportsroof project
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1956 Cameo project - C5 drivetrain
1957 Buick Caballero project
dhutton is offline  
post #5 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 19, 03:07 PM
Senior Tech
Jeff
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Santa Cruz,Ca
Posts: 168
Re: Headliner Installation Prices...WTH??!!

Keep the screws in the holes to find them easily. Get lots of binder clips. Trim the rod sleeves back. Check that the rod holders are not brittle, replace if needed. Let the headliner sit in the sun before you install to help get the wrinkles out.
My first one went in the trash...but the second one came out real nice, I stretched it over a couple of day's before I glued it.
SC42 is offline  
post #6 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 19, 03:16 PM
Senior Tech
Don
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Mountain Springs, Texas
Posts: 4,181
Re: Headliner Installation Prices...WTH??!!

I iron them with a steam iron to take out the wrinkles.

Don

1969 Camaro LSA 6L90E AME subframe and IRS
1969 Camaro vert LS3 4L65E Ridetech level 2 - sold
1959 El Camino project
1969 Mustang Sportsroof project
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

1956 Cameo project - C5 drivetrain
1957 Buick Caballero project
dhutton is offline  
post #7 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 19, 05:46 PM
Moderator
____
 
DOUG G's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 1999
Location: Maryland, USA
Posts: 19,699
Garage
Send a message via MSN to DOUG G
Re: Headliner Installation Prices...WTH??!!

Lay the headliner in the sun to get nice and warm....it will help when you go to tighten it.

68 Camaro~LSx ~all motor
1.54 60'--6.95 @ 98.45 660'--10.96 @ 121.53
DOUG G is offline  
post #8 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 19, 05:58 PM
Gold Lifetime Member
Scott
 
scblucam's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 2,823
Garage
Re: Headliner Installation Prices...WTH??!!

Insulate the underside of the roof before you put it in. I didn't and can't comfortably drive on a deep summer day.

68 302 M20 3:73 - 85 IROC Z - 82 Honda CB900C
The older I get the faster I was.
scblucam is online now  
post #9 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 19, 06:22 PM
Gold Lifetime Member
keith
 
X-77 keith's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: America
Posts: 3,378
All good advice. You could also put it in the cloths dryer for about 10 minutes on warm, not hot. I sprayed lizard skin on my roof first. I think it helped. Stiffened up the roof too. Going rate around here is around $250.00

X-77 keith
1969 x-77 Z/28 orange/ white stripes, named by my daughter "Clementine ", M-22 close ratio, 4:10 12 bolt, CE 302. Hugger orange with white stripes. White standard interior. Restoration complete May 2018
X-77 keith is online now  
post #10 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 29th, 19, 07:04 PM
Gold Lifetime Member
Roger
 
rogerh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Quincy, IL
Posts: 19,406
Re: Headliner Installation Prices...WTH??!!

There are a lot of threads about installing headlines on the site. Just use the small search box in the top center if you want info on doing the install yourself.

Roger

1967 Camaro SS/RS 350/295HP Coupe. First and only owner.
rogerh is offline  
post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 19, 02:06 AM
Senior Tech
Jim
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 265
Re: Headliner Installation Prices...WTH??!!

I'm too old to be on my knees long enough to install one

Last one I had fitted was $250, young bloke done a kickass job also
rodent4 is offline  
post #12 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 19, 06:29 AM Thread Starter
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 13
Re: Headliner Installation Prices...WTH??!!

Thanks for all the input guys. I had actually saved my old headliner that I took out of the car about 18 years ago and had left the rods in it. Made it very easy to know where to put the rods into the new headliner, just switched them over. I actually have the headliner installed into the car, have all the windlass cut to size. My biggest issue is getting out all the wrinkles. The headliner I am using is from PUI and has been in a box for about 10 years, so there are fold lines in it. The glass is in the car and it's also in the 40's here right now in Michigan. I am thinking I may just do a loose install on it, no cutting or trimming, and just wait until June where the weather will hopefully be better. I like the idea of a steam iron though, but not sure where to pick one of those up. I also thought of maybe putting a small space heater inside the car, close the doors, and just keep an eye on it. Get the interior to about 85 degrees for 15 minutes then jump in and start stretching. I also have a good heat gun too. What do you guys think?

1968 Pro-Touring Camaro. LS1/4760E. With '67 Tail lights and a '70 rear view mirror...cause I'm weird like that.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
trapin is offline  
post #13 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 19, 06:34 AM Thread Starter
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 13
Re: Headliner Installation Prices...WTH??!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by rogerh View Post
There are a lot of threads about installing headlines on the site. Just use the small search box in the top center if you want info on doing the install yourself.

Roger
Roger I tried that but not much came up. Maybe I am doing it wrong. I am using the Advanced Search under the Tools drop down menu.

1968 Pro-Touring Camaro. LS1/4760E. With '67 Tail lights and a '70 rear view mirror...cause I'm weird like that.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
trapin is offline  
post #14 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 19, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
Apprentice
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Posts: 13
Re: Headliner Installation Prices...WTH??!!

Quote:
Originally Posted by dhutton View Post
I iron them with a steam iron to take out the wrinkles.

Don
Don...like this one?

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Conair-F...B&gclsrc=aw.ds

1968 Pro-Touring Camaro. LS1/4760E. With '67 Tail lights and a '70 rear view mirror...cause I'm weird like that.
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
trapin is offline  
post #15 of 29 (permalink) Old Apr 30th, 19, 08:31 AM
Gold Lifetime Member
Fred
 
77thor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Milwaukee, WI USA
Posts: 2,169
Re: Headliner Installation Prices...WTH??!!

Sounds to me like those shops just don't want to do the job, so they jack up the price...
I've run into that before.

1969 Camaro SS, 350(NOM), M21, 12 Bolt Posi, 01B LOS Build
1977 Camaro, 350(LM1), M20, 10 Bolt Posi, Purchased New, (SOLD)
77thor is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Team Camaro Tech forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address.
NOTE we receive a lot of registrations with bad email addresses. IF you do not receive your confirmation email you will not be able to post. contact support and we will try and help.
Be sure you enter a valid email address and check your spam folder as well.



Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My 67 L78 Build Sosh67 Build Projects 253 Apr 13th, 20 07:46 PM
Question on TMI one piece headliner install allanjs Interiors 27 Dec 18th, 18 04:16 PM
Distinctive Industries brand headliner - need some opinions !!! daven1256 Interiors 3 Nov 6th, 18 05:27 PM
Headliner recomendations and questions daven1256 Interiors 4 Jul 3rd, 18 03:46 PM
Headliner questions, TMI one piece or stock? JC69RSZ28 Interiors 8 Mar 29th, 18 09:51 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome