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Roof rack installation questions

I've taken out all the plastic trim that holds the headliner. Two questions so far:

1) how do you remove the plastic clips without breaking them or bending the headliner? Keep in mind, I don't have the tool to remove those.

2) is the headliner and foam padding glued to the metal roof? I'm pulling on it and it seems that way, but I don't want to pull too hard just in case it's being held on with those plastic clips.
 
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cut the clips with dikes and buy new ones at the hardware store.
 
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Get one of those tools. Around $5 at the auto parts store. You have to remove your a pillar trim as well as all the trim hugging the headliner, basically gotta gut the interior. If you just pull on it you're going to tear it and ruin it.
 
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Both a-pillars are already removed.

I'l stop by autozone and pick up the tool... didn't know they carried it. Thanks.



What about the whole headliner? is it glued to the metal?
 
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The liner is a foam fabric that is glued to a hardboard.
The fabric can be bought at fabric craft stores like JoAnns and I used a 3m spray...don't skimp on the spray.
Utube has a great vid explaining the whole process.

Is this your roof rack question
 
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lol he wants to know if the cardboard is glued to the ceiling, and no it shouldnt be.
 
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And don't cut the clips and there isn't any special tool.
Everything pops out...unless someone before you f**ked up and cut the clips and glued it all up to the ceiling.
Now what about that roof rack?
 
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Originally Posted by Himecraig View Post
And don't cut the clips and there isn't any special tool.
Everything pops out...unless someone before you f**ked up and cut the clips and glued it all up to the ceiling.
Now what about that roof rack?
You must honestly have a disability or you're just a complete moron
 
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Originally Posted by 99offroadrngr View Post
You must honestly have a disability or you're just a complete moron
lol. sent you a text.




maybe it just feels like the foam is glued to the metal roof 'cause I haven't taken the clips out yet...

Should put an OHC in while I've got everything out? lol
 
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I got one of them tools for ya right here!
Ok I'm missing it...the title of the thread is 'roof rack inststallation questions'
However within this forum in the interior section the headliner replacement threads covers your question.

Oh and I'll go look for it but I'm a 'Moran' lollers
 

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Seeing as how you make less sense than Downey and you can't spell moron correctly, I can only come to the conclusion that you're indeed an idiot.
 
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Ok... I'm kinda feeling sorry for the poor creature now.......

A roof rack installation normally requires the headliner to be pulled. I saw Korey's How-To thread on recovering the headliner with suede, but it didn't go into detail on how to remove the headliner.

See the connection yet?

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Nope
Seriously...you really can't figure out how to take off the headliner?
I just figured if you can mount a roof rack and load up your rig then you can work out the headliner.

Apologies
 
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He's going with an explorer OEM roof rack. You have to drill through the roof for it to mount on. Its not a thule/yakima rack that just clamps on which is why he has to remove the headliner.
 
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Originally Posted by 99offroadrngr View Post
He's going with an explorer OEM roof rack. You have to drill through the roof for it to mount on. Its not a thule/yakima rack that just clamps on which is why he has to remove the headliner.
^this

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Nope
Seriously...you really can't figure out how to take off the headliner?
I just figured if you can mount a roof rack and load up your rig then you can work out the headliner.

Apologies
Not when it's not coming out and I don't want to force it and damage something.
 
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I'll come over right now and pull your man cards if you started to take off the headliner to mount a clamp on...
and finally you guys got to my first question and thread topic 'what about the roof rack' seeing as I missed part one...
''i scored a bitchin rack to put a spare 33 in'
It will be a weekend and an extra hour...hope you kids got it out and up...pics or it never happened!

Kidding aside the pressboard headliner does damage easily...but can be mended
 
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This is not in my nature to say...


but you really are an idiot.


To make you happy, here's my roof rack installation question:
How?

Happy?

HAPPY?

Now stfu.



lol
(kinda)
 
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My install will be a LOT more intensive than that...

I'm not gonna use self-taping screws 'cause I don't want my roof rack flying off at highways speeds. I will be using nuts and bolts... hence why the HEADLINER NEEDS TO COME OUT. (same as post #6 in your link)

BTW, the how-to link is: http://www.rangerforum.net/f35/how-e...rack-mod-2429/


Oye.
 
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Ok... the headliner was KINDA glued to the roof. The best me and another member could figure out was that the glue from the foam melted from the summer heat and glued the headliner to the roof. Just a littler harder yank and it's out.

That was about an hour ago... I've been sitting in my truck trying to figure out how I want to mount the rack and run all the wires for the lights that will be on top. lol. It would be so much easier if I didn't want to mount those switches above my head.
 
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No need to remove the headliner, in my experience
 
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Dude that 'how to link' is in that thread if you look...really really hard
I went to the beginning for ya...
I have used a 3/16 blind rivet if you don't trust tappers and foam tape.

Too bad some of the headliner foam/glue melted to the 'flat inside' cab of the roof.
I'll get right on another solution...I'm that 'kinda' sic guy!
 

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Originally Posted by 2004xlmiller View Post
x2!


This is a crazy thread! LOL
 
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Originally Posted by Himecraig View Post
Dude that 'how to link' is in that thread if you look...really really hard
I went to the beginning for ya...
I have used a 3/16 blind rivet if you don't trust tappers and foam tape.

Too bad some of the headliner foam/glue melted to the 'flat inside' cab of the roof.
I'll get right on another solution...I'm that 'kinda' sic guy!
 
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