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#1075319 09/30/22 02:56 AM
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I'm the original owner of a 1986 Monte Carlo SS and just recently, the headliner started to sag. I see that you can get a roll of the headliner material but has anyone used the ABS Plastic headliners that are covered in the fabric color specific of your year ?

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Your headliner padding is dry rotting. I'm surprised it lasted this long. You'll want to replace it before it opens up or you're going to have nasty dust all over your interior.

I replaced mine with the ABS aftermarket one that is available probably 10+ years ago. It's a super easy install and has stood the test of time, including 5 years in the Mohave desert. It looks as good if not better than the original. I recommend it over fussing with adhesives and possibly not liking the end result.


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Thanks for your reply, I appreciate it !

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Steve, do check with Mikes Montes, I'm pretty sure he sells one and good luck!! Do you by any chance know Anthony Burger??


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Steve, I recently bought a headliner with ABS backer from Mike's Monte's. Very good quality and great color match to my new burgundy carpet and interior trim pieces. I do have to slightly trim the front edge. Probably because I may have it too far forward. Looks like I will have to slightly trim the sides maybe 1/8 - 3/16 inch. But I would rather have it slightly larger than be too small. I would definitely recommend a Mike's Monte's headliner.


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Thanks Fred

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I installed one in my Malibu recently. Maybe they are one size fits most as it was not fun. Its in there though. The original had been recovered multiple times and the board was beyond making a solid repair.


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I got mine from Mike's Montes about 10 years ago. I have t-tops, so it's half the size. Total time to replace my old saggy one was about 20 minutes.


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Sounds good..... I just placed my order thru Mike's

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I bought the ABS style headliner from Mike’s Montes, it was a perfect match for the original color.
I suggest get a full set of window molding clips, I was extremely careful but maybe 2 clips survived, out of the dozen.
My foam board had the front corners extremely brittle, removing it carefully did not go well. The ABS headliner ships rolled up, and allows plenty of maneuvering.
It was pretty easy working it alone. I should have replaced it years ago if I knew it would be this easy.
I used the sun visors and clothes hanger clips loosely to help
position the headliner.

I did remove the entire interior to replace the carpet and insulated the floor as well. The new carpet and headliner brought the car back up to par.

I took the time to replace the cork roof sound deadener with Dynamat Xtreme, it made a big improvement


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