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Old 09-30-2005, 01:09 PM   #11
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Very cool.

Might have to do something like that to my 91..... I can already see a few "bubbles"
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Hmmm... I've never tried it on the 92-99, but we did theJMFC'* not too long ago, and while it'* not the easiest thing in the world, you can get it out of the car w/o removing the doors or seats or anything of the sort. It just takes patience and 2 people...

but again, that was on the pre-92 bonnies, which are a slightly different beast...
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Hmmm... I've never tried it on the 92-99, but we did theJMFC'* not too long ago, and while it'* not the easiest thing in the world, you can get it out of the car w/o removing the doors or seats or anything of the sort. It just takes patience and 2 people...

but again, that was on the pre-92 bonnies, which are a slightly different beast...
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Board Removal
There are members here that have removed the board from both the front and rear passenger doors, but that requires quite a bit of bending, and the board is about as strong as laminated tissue paper, so bending it really creases it. I found through trial and error that the only way to get it out with out causing major damage is to remove the front passenger door, both front seats, the console, and the shifter assembly. Afterwards, it slides out easily.
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Hmmm... I've never tried it on the 92-99, but we did theJMFC'* not too long ago, and while it'* not the easiest thing in the world, you can get it out of the car w/o removing the doors or seats or anything of the sort. It just takes patience and 2 people...

but again, that was on the pre-92 bonnies, which are a slightly different beast...
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Board Removal
There are members here that have removed the board from both the front and rear passenger doors, but that requires quite a bit of bending, and the board is about as strong as laminated tissue paper, so bending it really creases it. I found through trial and error that the only way to get it out with out causing major damage is to remove the front passenger door, both front seats, the console, and the shifter assembly. Afterwards, it slides out easily.


yeah, I read that part of it. we were able to get it out w/o any bending. we got one small crack while putting it back in, but a peice of duct tape on the back of the board, and it was as good as new

anyhew, great pics, great write up!
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That looks nice. Gives me thoughts of replacing my carpet in my my car.
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Sorry to bump this, but you know what they say, better to bump it than make a new one!

If I wanted to drop the headliner to replace my overhead console, could I just drop it and push it back and work with it in the car? Cant I just drop The headliner without doing most of the steps since I dont want to remove it from the car? What steps do I need to take if Im removing it and keeping it in the car?

How hard is it to drop? Easy to re-install?
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Sorry to bump this, but you know what they say, better to bump it than make a new one!

If I wanted to drop the headliner to replace my overhead console, could I just drop it and push it back and work with it in the car? Cant I just drop The headliner without doing most of the steps since I dont want to remove it from the car? What steps do I need to take if Im removing it and keeping it in the car?

How hard is it to drop? Easy to re-install?
ya you can drop it in the car i did it in another 93 SLE w/o any trouble

remove:
map light assmebly
a pillars
B pillars
visiors
Pass oh **** handel
rear oh **** handels
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Sorry to bump this, but you know what they say, better to bump it than make a new one!

If I wanted to drop the headliner to replace my overhead console, could I just drop it and push it back and work with it in the car? Cant I just drop The headliner without doing most of the steps since I dont want to remove it from the car? What steps do I need to take if Im removing it and keeping it in the car?

How hard is it to drop? Easy to re-install?
ya you can drop it in the car i did it in another 93 SLE w/o any trouble

remove:
map light assmebly
a pillars
B pillars
visiors
Pass oh ***^ handel
rear oh ***^ handels
Do all the parts just snap off? Besides the visors..
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Small note here...

I used the Permatex HD adhesive the first time around... I think I used almost 2 cans... In the end the Florida heat caused it to peel all over the place... Looked terrible..

I removed the headliner again, and got a couple cans of 3M90... So far the headliner has made it through the entire summer with no issues and no peeling... Its held up pretty well...

I had the shop do my 91 about 4 years ago, he uses 3M products as well... That headliner still looks factory to this day... Good stuff

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Do all the parts just snap off? Besides the visors..
Instructions to remove the handles and such are in my original post.

Jr: I have become a believer in the 3M as well. At this point, my 3M headliner looks better than the permatexed sunshade. All the imperfections in my maplight area dissapeared, but i still have fingerprints in the sunshade.
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