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Old 01-29-2012, 11:19 AM
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Headliner and carpet

I am looking for the right site or store to buy new carpet and new headliner for my 79 Cherokee Chief. So far, I haven't been able to find any good sites. Any suggestions would be great! Also, I would like the find a site that could sell me some some original wooden bed liner lookin' interior for the trunk area. Thanks in advance!
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:26 AM
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Old 01-29-2012, 11:47 AM
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I think I'm going with customheadliners@windstream.net for my head liner, carpet and door panels on my 79. They seem to be reasonable and from what I've seen can do some pretty good work.
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Old 01-29-2012, 12:01 PM
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Where can we find the backing board for the headliner AND for the door panels? I want to do this myself and want factory similar, not metal or plywood... This is for restoration.

Also, the black plastic vapor barrier, too....

Headliner board
Door panel board
Door black vapor barrier
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:19 PM
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Look in th home grown vendors section on this web site in th forsale section. SMSheadliners. I bought from them.... excellent product, good price.
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Old 01-29-2012, 06:51 PM
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I bought early ones and it didn't work so well...
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Old 01-29-2012, 09:40 PM
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I got my headliner fabric from SMS Headliners and it was a perfect match.
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:33 AM
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I have not found a backer board.
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:58 AM
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a while back we found a company that could make the door and cargo panels, and we needed to send them a headliner board to make a mold from. I'll see if Brent still has their info, as I now have my headliner dug out and could send to make one from.
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:02 AM
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So...you could improvise?

I have been known to use really heavy cardboard and poster board for headliner backer board. Pretty straight forward really, you can get almost everything you need cheaply at a local Arts and Crafts store. Simply buy several large sheets of poster board, trim to shape, I tend to leave an extra 1 1/2 inches or so, very carefully glue your headliner material to the board, tack it to the roof where it mounts around the edges and the top with a little hot glue, place trim up, very carefully trim excess with razor blade, voila!! New headboard!!

If you want to get super cool and fancy, instead of using just poster board, buy some of the cheap insulation foam board stuff (Lowes or Home Depot, what you would use in walls), carefully trim it to shape, repeat process above but using the foam as poster board or attached to the poster board with gorilla glue, and now you have an insulated roof, which will help keep your vehicle's interior at temp and reduce wind noise from the roof rack and/or ridiculously cool, super fast, awesome guy speeds these bad @$$ old rigs are capable of!!

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Old 01-30-2012, 08:06 AM
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I should note that if you use the foam board, DO NOT LEAVE EXCESS!! It becomes a major pain in the behind to trim up. Put the Poster board on top of the insulation, don't glue all the way out to the edges, you'll want a little room to move the headliner to fit it under the trim. Good luck!!

P.S. More comes to me while I am thinking about this. This would also be a really good time to reseal any holes through the roof from roof racks, bust rust, seal with rust-o-leum, run speaker or other wires, etc....
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Old 01-30-2012, 08:12 AM
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As far as carpet goes, BJ's is pretty awesome and have great customer service. If you are trying to do this on the cheap, most carpet stores have scrap or throw away piles or rolls of carpet that they will let go for really cheap. I used indoor/outdoor carpet on my last suburban from a local carpet store and I think I paid about $20, but I was flexible on color and willing to put in the work to cut it to my needs, trim, mold, etc. None if it is complicated or super difficult, but it is fairly time and energy consuming.
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I still have my originals, too

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a while back we found a company that could make the door and cargo panels, and we needed to send them a headliner board to make a mold from. I'll see if Brent still has their info, as I now have my headliner dug out and could send to make one from.
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Old 01-31-2012, 04:21 PM
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I'm not worried about cheap, I'm worried about "correct", cheap and correct would be a business plan!!!
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Old 01-31-2012, 09:20 PM
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I used masonite in lieu of that paperish upholstery board for door panels. My jeep had good vinyl but the panels were rotted and warped. I stripped off the vinyl and foam, transferred the original board to masonite, put sealer on it, then glued and stapled the original vinyl back on. Still nice and straight after a decade.
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Prices are fairly Uniform

I really beat the bushes for a carpet kit. What I found is that a lot of vendors were selling ACC carpets from Alabama, IIRC. They have hundreds of colors, come in different weaves/styles and are molded for the car they are intended for.

They must be pretty rigid on pricing as everyone I checked was within $20 or so. The only wiggle room was for some extra yardage for the door panals and seats, shipping and with/without MAT backing. I ended with a guy who gave me MAT in front and rear, 2 yds extra material, shipping.

Watch the shipping charges as it comes in a huge box and is heavy. From Alabama to Tennessee wasn't too bad. Comes fast 3-4 days. I bought from a guy on Fleabay...called his 800 number so he could cut a little for not using Pay-pal etc. He sent me several shades for comparison some darker or lighter then Nutmeg. I went with a shade darker (cinnamon). Still $400 though!






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Old 04-27-2012, 08:19 AM
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710 Burner...if you haven't found 'backer board' yet, try this site. http://www.miamicorp.com/default.aspx?page=Item Search Results
The stuff is actually called "Cowlboard" in the resto business.
I just purchased 5 sheets of the stuff for door panels on my Jeepster and J20. The stuff looks OE. The item number on the linked page is CB8, and comes in 32" x 48". It's $8.65 a sheet. First class quality.
They recommend a min order of 5 sheets to help safeguard during shipping.
USP delivered mine (5) sheets and it still had some minor bends at the corners. NP. though.
I would recommend sealing the edges against moisture though.
I used clear packing tape all around the edges. It had no problem taking 3 coats of spray adhesive ...no warpage. This is not corrugated cardboard but the real stuff used on the OE door panels.
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Wink SMS in Local Vendors

I was going to have a local shop re-do my headliner. All he would do is recover the old warped sagging cardboard for $250.

I got a new headliner from SMS delivered for $250. It is cardboard based but better quality then OE, with a nice high density white foam insulator sound deadener...and importantly moisture barrier/run-off. The cabin side is nice stretchy foam.

I was very apprehensive about putting this in by myself...but me and a buddy put it in following instructions in about one-half hour. Results are professional. Steve at SMS really worked to find the color I wanted too.

Can't say enough about how good it looks.






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