Headliner replacement

Posted By: Joe’s Monte

Headliner replacement - 08/12/21 09:18 PM

Hey everyone
Looking to replace my headliner on my ‘86 Monte t-top. Are the abs headliners worth the money? What is the best option ? Also I have the original grey interior ..which grey should I be looking for when choosing products from sites like MikesMonte or DixieRestoration ?
Posted By: 86ttop

Re: Headliner replacement - 08/13/21 01:00 AM

Joe, I went to a local upholstery shop and asked what it would cost to recover my ttop headliner. The shop owner said if I take it out and bring it over, it would be $35.00, if they had to do all the work, it would be $50.00. You have to remove the rear seats and at least on side of the interior panel in the backseat and that is what I did along with some other pieces to get the headliner out. It's shorter on the ttop cars and I feel, easier to remove and reinstall. Can't give any advice on the ABS headliners, but some here have used them and are happy with them. Good luck with your car!
Posted By: MC87SS

Re: Headliner replacement - 08/13/21 01:42 PM

Mike should be able to tell you the color and get you the material. The new fabric has a 1/4" foam backer so its really pretty easy to recover yourself.
Posted By: upflying

Re: Headliner replacement - 08/14/21 01:29 PM

I did my headliner 15 years ago with a product called Heads Up. I managed to save the original foam backer...but it is very fragile. Still looks perfect today.
Posted By: Joe’s Monte

Re: Headliner replacement - 08/18/21 10:07 PM

Thanks guys for the reply…sounds like I will steer away from the abs and try to get the fabric and replace it myself . Thanks for your info. It always helps !
Posted By: 86ttop

Re: Headliner replacement - 08/19/21 12:51 AM

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