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Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 11:16 pm 
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The fabric liner of the roof ('88 EA) has dropped a while ago & is bugging me now!! Is it a huge job to change the whole roof liner with the backing board etc, if I can find one at a wrecker that is or should I try some other way?

Right now I have used thumb tacks into the board stuff underneath but freeway driving with the windows down pulls them out!! :roll:

I can imagine that glu'ing the liner I have will leave lines & bumps... not a much better look than the tacks!

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Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 11:24 pm 
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in the trading post each week there is adds for guys that will come to you and recover your boards with new felt, for around $180-220.

or try a couple of trimmers in your area, could find cheaper.

i was gunna organise a roof lining day, but every trimmer i spoke to wasnt interested in doing it, ah well.

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 17, 2005 11:33 pm 
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Righty-o...

A "trimming day" would be a great idea... shame nobody wanted the BUSINESS.... their loss hey?

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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 12:40 am 
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How does the roof lining come out? I would like to cover mine in a different trim.
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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 8:06 pm 
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to take the roof lining out is easy.
1st take the sunvisors off aswell as the brakets.
2nd take the handles off above the doors.
3rd take off all of the plastic inner door trims off from window height up.
4th take the front & rear winscreen plastic trims off aswell.

Once this is done (takes about 20mins) the roof lining is still tacked in by those plastic tacks,pull of gently as these can break easy.

(A) you can pay between $150-$180 to get it retrimed
(B) do what I did go and get a EF-EL roof lining from a wreakers $40upwards. If you decide to get one from option (B) do the above to reinstall.

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 8:12 pm 
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Fabulous!!

Thanks for your help!!

BTW... does at EF or EL liner fit the EA or is that an example?? :?

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 8:25 pm 
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I have always said it should fit - same roof size, might need some small adjustments but would be the best thing to do!

 

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Posted: Mon Apr 18, 2005 10:57 pm 
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laser roofs fall all the time my dad is getting sick of fixing it
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Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 1:02 am 
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my mats fell down in his magna we just got a stapler and "clipped it back up!!! ahahahaha

 

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Posted: Tue Apr 19, 2005 2:54 am 
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Will try it out tomorrow, thanks for the instructions mate.
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Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 3:10 pm 
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hey i thought it would be cool to cut out designs of some sort and superglue them inbetween the roof lining and the roof and glue around underneath it to make the trim a tight fit around it so the design underneath sticks out.. if ya know wat i mean.....

yes... no???? just a thought

 

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Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 3:51 pm 
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meh depends wouldnt really appeal to me though havin these things stickin out of your lining
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Posted: Wed Apr 20, 2005 9:55 pm 
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it would only be like thick paper so u can just see the outline!!

 

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it happened with mine so i got a ford throw rug took my lining out and attatched the throw rug big job but looks PHAT!!!!!!!
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Posted: Thu Apr 21, 2005 12:14 pm 
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EB XR8 5.0L wrote:
it happened with mine so i got a ford throw rug took my lining out and attatched the throw rug big job but looks PHAT!!!!!!!


Hmmm tas a freaking sweet idea.
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