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Date: Fri, 8 Mar 2002 10:24:12 -0500
From: "KeithG" <>
Subject: Re: How to replace a headliner?

Sewing is not suggested as the backing is a formed fiberglass shell. The quilting is a sort of push pin which is twisted into the fiberglass. I would not suggest this as it definitely will weaken the fiberglass in the points where the pins are stuck. FWIW, I removed mine and paid 70.00 to have it recovered as well as the rear side pieces. I drove around for a week without a headliner, but that is not too bad. What happens is that the foam backing deteriorates and the fabric falls down. It is not just Saab, but any car which uses the foam backed headliner material. It is not as big of a problem in cooler climes, but in the US it is pretty prevalent everywhere. There are discussions on on the bulletin boards as well. Look at the 900 and 9000 bb's there and search on headliner if you need more information. The correct and complete way: this is for a 99 but it is the same for a 900. If it is a hatchback it is easier to get it out. If it is a 4 dr, it can come out, but it is a bit trickier. Larry has a reputation for 'doing it right'. KeithG "Charlotte Henson" <> wrote in message > Could you please tell me more about the sewing/quilting? > What is the "quilting" attached to on top? > I'm a decent seamstress, but my boyfriend's headliner is supported by > the tension in some old fishing poles pressed against the roof. I'd be > thrilled to make it look right... > Thanks, > -Charlotte > > Four Weis wrote: > > > > Welcome to the club! This is a 'proud' Saab tradition. The solutions range > > from ripping it down or sewing it back up to taking it to an upholstery shop > > and having it done right. If everything else is in good shape - take it to a > > professional and have it done right. Otherwise, just rip it off and keep on > > driving. > > > > I tried the spray glue - did not work. The sewing or quilting worked. > > > > Craig Roberts wrote: > > > > > Anybody know where I can find info on replacing headliners? The headliner > > > of my '91 900S has totoally detatched itself.

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