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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 10:05 pm 
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Appreciate it!

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95 SLE... a keeper. 241k miles. Low and Slow.
98 Infiniti vq35'd i30: 13.3@104mph, 30MPG Hwy
07 Infiniti G35s 6MT
07 Ducati Monster S2R 800 with DS1000 swap
05 Suzuki DRZ400S
74 Yamaha DT175: brap brap, brap
72 Yamaha DS7: '74 RD250 swap, JL chambers

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:15 pm 
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I finally got the new headliner done.. Not without issue either..

Since this is the 3rd time doing this, I wanted to try something new. The soda can weight method works for a lot of the contours but not all of them. So, I figured, why not spend 20 bucks on Plaster of Paris and make molds.

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It took me so long to strip the OEM fabric that my wife actually offered to help me. Complete PITA.

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I actually screwed up when I went to lay the suede down. There wasn't enough slack in between the front dome light bulge and the back of the sunroof. I cut open the sunroof hole to try and fix it but it ended up creasing the fabric beyond repair. I used an iron to separate the fabric but the board required some repair. The new suede came in over the past week so I went for round 2 with this attempt.

I decided I was going to glue down the fabric in sections, starting with the dome light first, just taking my time to avoid creases. It worked out pretty good.

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Hopefully this is the last time for this.

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95 SLE... a keeper. 241k miles. Low and Slow.
98 Infiniti vq35'd i30: 13.3@104mph, 30MPG Hwy
07 Infiniti G35s 6MT
07 Ducati Monster S2R 800 with DS1000 swap
05 Suzuki DRZ400S
74 Yamaha DT175: brap brap, brap
72 Yamaha DS7: '74 RD250 swap, JL chambers

Info on dropping a 92-99: Here.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2017 5:44 pm 
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Year and Trim: 96 SSEi- 157K
Beautiful, definitely impressed by anyone who can do a nice headliner after I did mine (not nicely, btw). Going to do the headliner on my mom's Saturn soon, thanks for the plaster of paris tip! Looks well worth it!!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 12:13 am 
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I'm not sure why the first couple times I did the headliner went without a hitch, but I had much less of an issue then. What's funny is my wife's Jag needs the headliner redone and she keeps telling me she doesn't notice or not to worry about it.. I think It's because she saw how much of a PITA it was do to on my recent attempts.

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95 SLE... a keeper. 241k miles. Low and Slow.
98 Infiniti vq35'd i30: 13.3@104mph, 30MPG Hwy
07 Infiniti G35s 6MT
07 Ducati Monster S2R 800 with DS1000 swap
05 Suzuki DRZ400S
74 Yamaha DT175: brap brap, brap
72 Yamaha DS7: '74 RD250 swap, JL chambers

Info on dropping a 92-99: Here.


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