Headliner sagging

ragtop69

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I noticed that the headliner in my '95 XLT is starting to sag. It is an area about the size of a bread plate just above the driver's head. The fabric itself is spotless and it appears that the adhesive that holds it to the backing is just giving up. Is there some way to fix this? I'd hate to trash a perfectly good looking headliner if I don't have to. BTW, if this can't be repaired where can I find a replacement piece?
 
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miesk5

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Yo Ragtop,
Are the three driver side visor screws tight?
And same for the drive side Drive Pin?

ItemPart NumberDescription
151944Roof Trim Panel
2383927-SDrive Pin (1 Req'd Each Side)
342410Moulding
431012Quarter Trim Panel
529010Body Side Garnish Moulding
63598Front Body Pillar Inside Moulding
703606Windshield Garnish Moulding
8519C14Roof Trim Panel, Rear
913K706Rear Cargo Lamp
1013K707Rear Courtesy Lamp Lens
1102354Cowl Side Trim Panel Retainer (2 Req'd)
 

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ragtop69

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I'm told by a local upholstery guy that the reason that the headliner is sagging is because the fabric is separating from a bonded foam layer that is behind it. Says it can't be repaired and must be replaced. Unfortunately Ford no longer supplies the material for a truck that is 25 years old and I had to select the closest color match from a board he had. Most of the upholstery guys that I called wanted $350 to do the replacement. This guy bid $150. At that price I figure I'll let him have a shot and if the slight differences (gray is a really difficult color to match) between the new headliner and the sun visors is too annoying then I'll have to cruise the JYs.
 

ragtop69

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Well, the lowest bid turned out really great. The gray material that they used is almost a perfect match to the factory color and texture. The factory colored sun visors are actually imperceptibly different and unnoticeable. The final price was $175, but it was still a bargain compared to the other two at $350. I'm happy!
 

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