Three days in the valley of death. Still finding cool stuff to do. It's 8 am and the temperature is only 70. Time to pack up the dog and drive to the top of a 5,000 ft lookout over the valley. It's a nice view overlooking the basin. This would be end of outdoor exploring for the day. I've got a date with Shirley and she'll be pissed if I miss it.
Shirley's headliner is in sad shape. The fabric has let go of it's foam backing and now drapes across the entire width of the inside. My head rubs against it and it flaps with the windows down. It looks like crap. I know she's old, but I have always had a thing for taking good care of my vehicles. So even this old girl gets the star treatment when it comes to maintenance. That means it's out with the tool bag and trim pieces start coming off. After a couple of hours it's finally time to remove the headliner backer board.
All of the old foam needs to come off for the new glue to work. Best way I found was to use a stiff bristle brush and rub the crap out of it. It took about half of a 21 Pilots album to get it clean.
With the board cleaned up it was time for fabric. Turns out JoAnn fabrics has this stuff in stock. Not the most likely place I'd look. After searching through the aisles we decide to use felt instead of headliner fabric. Why? Because we are cheap. This stuff was on sale and we bought the piece we needed for $18. Add to that the the $21 bottle of headliner glue from O'reilly's and we are going to wrap up this project for $40.
While the glue dries it's time to take care of one more thing on the maintenance list. The stereo. It's finally time to finish up installing the new rear speakers, and running new 16 gauge wire all the way back to the amp. We've been on the road for almost 4 months and we finally have a nice stereo. About dam time.
Alrighty. Time to trim off all the excess and stab some holes through the fabric for some trim pieces.
Time to re-install. Drumroll please....
Not bad for a days work. Not bad at all. Glad I finished it up in a day because that night it started to rain. In death valley. What a weird ass place.
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