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Since my MJ is missing it's headliner, and I don't have the extra $109 to spend right now. I was wondering if there is a cheap alternative that won't look to cheap. The truck is going to be the wife's dd for a while and with the bare steel roof, it's kinda loud.

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The main problem your running into is getting the backer board, the cover you can pick up at Jo-ann's Fabric, or at Wal-mart.

 

I guest if you can get your hands on some heavy duty cardboard, like a frig box, you could form up a backer board, but the way the OEM backer board is "formed" and curved........that's the problem. I know, you can't afford it now, but I don't see spending a hugh amount of time trying to make a backer board over buying one all ready made up, and covered.

 

Or.......try to find one in a junk yard that just needs new fabric on it ;)

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Get some carpeting and glue it to the roof. J/K

 

I had thought about other options as well since the backing on my headliner had crumbled around the edges. Didn't come up with any good ideas. I've been running without a headliner for a few weeks.

 

There is an eBay store that offers a new MJ headliner, backing and all for $125 or so. I had been thinking about this option.

 

On a whim, I took my old backing to a local upholstery shop. The guy said that he could repair the backing and re-cover it for $100. I'm actually supposed to pick it up today. I'm anxious to see how it turned out.

 

Yeah, I think your best option would be to try to find one in a junkyard.

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Since my MJ is missing it's headliner, and I don't have the extra $109 to spend right now. I was wondering if there is a cheap alternative that won't look to cheap. The truck is going to be the wife's dd for a while and with the bare steel roof, it's kinda loud.

 

I see you say you don't want to buy one. Do you have a link to where they can be bought? I don't have the time or patience to make one right now, and mine is missing entirely as well.

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Of course having it reupholstered or is new one is the best way to go, but if you are like me that $100 is more important somewhere else. I think outside of that, I would find one from a cherokee and just roll with it. Or maybe even find one from another pickup i.e. daktoa. I don't know if it would help, but alot of people are telling me thatsome of the parts from a dakota will fir with little mods. It may or maynot be worth a shot. Good luck bud.

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First time poster long time watcher.

Bobwiser, I have two MJ and am making one good one of the two. I think they both have a usable headliner board and if they are both good you can have one. Anything to help out a fellow Yooper. I live by St Louis now and it is at 100 deg today but will look about the headliners and get back to you in a couple days.

What part of the UP are you in? I was born and raised in Wakefield but have cousins every where up there. I may be going to Iron Mountain the weekend after next and might be able to bring it.

Butch

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For those of you fortunate enough to have an intact backer board, you can buy the headliner material in Pep Boys along with a can of adhesive for about 20 bucks. If the fabric chain JoAnne Fabrics is in your area, they also sell headliner material. JoAnne Fabrics has a better choice of colors and their material is heavier than Pep Boys.

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