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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 20, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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I need a new headliner in my 69Z. Given this is something Iím hesitant to take on, has anyone outworked this to an auto upholsterer and if so, what is a ballpark cost?
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 28th, 20, 07:36 PM
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I supply the headliner and pay my guy $200. Does a great job and comes to my house to install.

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I just got 2 quotes $5-600 you supply the bow rod everything else is included. That is just the headliner, no trim pieces. Here in MD. everything is more expensive, I'm right in the belly of the beast, it is probably cheaper in other jurisdictions.
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$500-$600 means they donít know what they are doing and learning on your dime
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I just got 2 quotes $5-600 you supply the bow rod everything else is included. That is just the headliner, no trim pieces. Here in MD. everything is more expensive, I'm right in the belly of the beast, it is probably cheaper in other jurisdictions.
Find someone that does interior work for the used car dealer trade. Preferably a guy that does side work. I paid less than that for having my complete interior done, and it was done after work, in two days, and in my shop. I supplied seat covers, headliner, door panels, and carpet. Also had the visors redone, and did a headrest delete.

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Prices will be all over the place. There are not that many guys who will do these headliners anymore and the price depends on how desperate they think you are imho....

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I had a guy come to my house and do it. He wanted $300 and I supply parts. He did a bang out job on it to so I paid him $350. He came back 3 nights in a row. First night to get the lay of the land, get the headliner up and in its first stretch. He went around it twice stretching it before he left it for the night to stretch out. Came back the next night and went around it again and stretched it then went around again and stretched and glued it. Left it overnight. Came back the next day, took off all the clips then installed all the trim accessories. REALLY stoked how it turned out and he did it like meh no big deal lol

Now that I have seen him do it and show me why you see so many headliners out there that are loose and wrinkled I wouldn't try it on my own. Or without him there following me. Now when I go to shows or see other cars I'm a headliner hound cause I look at them all the time now.



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Nice job by the 3 night guy. However Pro's do not use the spring clip DIY method.

The shop I use the guy comes to my house and knocks it out in a 2-3 hours including putting all the trim pieces, mirror and sun visors in.

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Nice job by the 3 night guy. However Pro's do not use the spring clip DIY method.

The shop I use the guy comes to my house and knocks it out in a 2-3 hours including putting all the trim pieces, mirror and sun visors in.

Would like to see how that is done. After watching mine get done its hard for me to see how it can be done in 2-3 hours, stretched, glued, and out the door

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It's been a long time but I did mine in about four hours. First one ever.

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He spreads the headliner out 1st thing to warm in the sun and the starts prep for install.

Sprays the glue and inserts the bows then folds up the headliner accordion style from both ends to the center. This way the whole top is not hanging all over the car inside.

Attaches center bow 1st then works his way towards the rear and front one panel at a time stretching as he goes. The glue is doing the job of holding it in place not office depot spring clips.

Next does any final adjustments and trims the excess. Install the trim pieces and done. Any small wrinkles he hits with a steamer. Last 2 he did for me he didn't need the steamer.

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Helps to spread it out in the sun for a while before you start.

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....hard to put it in the sun when its 20 degrees outside

Sounds like he knows what hes doing for sure. For the novice I would def suggest the clips. They are great

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....hard to put it in the sun when its 20 degrees outside

Sounds like he knows what hes doing for sure. For the novice I would def suggest the clips. They are great
Brian sounds like your guy done a great job. I have done this job myself and using the clips is the only way for a novice. It really helps if the front and back glass is out. For someone to put glue on the liner before hanging it, is asking for trouble, unless you know exactly how it fits. There is normally some trimming to be done, doing that with a glued liner would be a problem.
Keep up the great job.

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Brian sounds like your guy done a great job. I have done this job myself and using the clips is the only way for a novice. It really helps if the front and back glass is out. For someone to put glue on the liner before hanging it, is asking for trouble, unless you know exactly how it fits. There is normally some trimming to be done, doing that with a glued liner would be a problem.
Keep up the great job.

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Thanks Roger. Yes he did a fantastic job.

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