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Old 01-13-2010, 03:46 PM   #1
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I'm planning on redoing the headliner in my Bonneville (97) soon and the insta-broke grab handles will become history.

The plan is to fill in the holes from the old handles with some type of headliner like material, then smooth over where the additional material is and redo the headliner.

Once that is done, I'll reinstall the liner in the car and drill in some newer 2000+ LeSabre handles that are close to the right color. They actually screw in, instead of using a plastic piece to spread more plastic that breaks easily.

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Sounds like a great idea. Look forward to seeing the results. Might have to do the same in mine.
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I've had the handles since summer. I need the motivation to pull the car into the garage and rip the headliner out.

Trying to think of any other mods that I could do while it is down.
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No, oh **** handles makes the experience better for passengers!
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I cringe anytime someone touches them in fear they'll come down.
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I've never had that problem yet. You can add the lights like on cash cab.
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You haven't had the issue becasue your...uh..uh...NA

Actually it seems to happen when someone touches it the right way.
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can't wait to see you put a wood screw through the roof...



Replace your back window at the same time. It'll make getting the headliner in and out easier. If you can, remove the interior and do all the work to the headliner inside the car since getting it in and out without damaging it requires a lot (factory says remove all front seats and console, as well as front passenger door.) Junkyard says removing the rear window is the easiest (park under a tree. When ready to re-install, pop the rear window, reinstall headliner. put branch in rear window. call insurance for glass coverage)
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Replace your back window at the same time. It'll make getting the headliner in and out easier. If you can, remove the interior and do all the work to the headliner inside the car since getting it in and out without damaging it requires a lot (factory says remove all front seats and console, as well as front passenger door.) Junkyard says removing the rear window is the easiest (park under a tree. When ready to re-install, pop the rear window, reinstall headliner. put branch in rear window. call insurance for glass coverage)
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