How do you replace the headliner in a 1987 Chevy Caprice Classic?
i can give the general removal and installation of a headliner.
It will differ on whether or not you have a sun roof on the
vehicle. The basic idea, is to remove all of the plastic moulding
around the head liner. then the visors, the interior light. It is a
good idea to keep each part you take off in a plastic bag, and
label them. If you have a digital camera take pictures before and
durning, for reference on reassembly. Once all of the attachment
points are released remove the headliner. It may take some careful
steps to get it out. Once out. Remove the material, from the liner.
Remove all of the old glue off of the liner and material. You need
to check the new materal if it is going to be replaced. the liner
cleaned and ready for new material, lay the material out to get an
idea of how it will fit properly. Remember to leave material on
both sides and front and back to the edges and inside over hang.
about and inch will do. to attach get the spray adhevisive fold
half of the material back on itself. Remember the adhesive is a
contact type.spray both the liner and material, allow the
recommended time for it to set up. While it is setting up get and
place several rods across the uncovered part, dowel rods work
great, what ever you want is okay. The adhesive will only stick to
itself. don't allow the two sprayed surfaces to touch. place the
sprayed material over the rods. When you are satisfied with the
position. start removing the rods begin in the middle and work
towards the edges. do each rod individually. one at a time. problem
is that if you are not careful, you get wrinkles. once one side is
complete repeat on the other. secure the edges, replace in the
vehicle. make holes where needed and reassemble. ON diynet.com
automotive there is a step-by-step instruction with pictures. it
would be a good idea to check it out. hope it helps. duboff