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Old 04-11-2004, 22:23   #1 (permalink)
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"The Sky Is Falling" How to hold It back up!

Dont you just hate the old material and glue used to stick up the ceiling material in your car, it starts to sag and fall like innappropriate comment removed :). Well I decided it was time to replace it cause I was sick of it sagging on my head.

Went down to Lincraft and bought some black fake leather,
Took the whole ceiling mould out, pulled off old material.
Used wood glue and applied it with a large paint brush.
Smoothed out the fake leather onto the mould and trim aound it.
Then need got a large plastic sheet and lay it out over the top of the mould and fill it with water and leave it over night (The mould is basically a concave allowing it to keep the water in), the weight of the the water holds down the leather while it drys and moulds it into the exact shape as the ceiling mould.

Then just re-fit it back into the car, and there you have it plastic sergery on the old lady.

I would take pictures but my mums taken her digi cam over to america...
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Old 04-11-2004, 22:28   #2 (permalink)
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That's an original way of going about it - look forward to pics when you can.

I ended up sourcing a good lining from a forum member. I can't say it was fun to install, but well worth it in the end. I also chucked some sound deadening in the roof while I was there.
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Old 04-11-2004, 22:28   #3 (permalink)
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I like the idea of filling it with water to hold it down.
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Re: "The Sky Is Falling" How to hold It back up!

so, did you replace the velour type material, with fake black leather?? Sounds ok, mine is starting to sag. :(
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Old 04-11-2004, 22:49   #5 (permalink)
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ya totally replaced it looks sooo good!
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Old 04-11-2004, 23:22   #6 (permalink)
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Re: "The Sky Is Falling" How to hold It back up!

i hear of this problem all the time, but of all the ea-l's ive been in ive never seen one saging
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i had the same problem with my old EA, i just put pins in to hold it up :)
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Old 04-12-2004, 04:09   #8 (permalink)
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Re: "The Sky Is Falling" How to hold It back up!

My gf's in her VS is doing to the same and you'd think its the end of the world!!

"My roof is sagging!!!"
"So what, mine did that too."
"Yeah but you drive a Ford!"
"Yeah well at least the brakes don't squeal"
"Now I have to get it fixed!!"
"Just stick some glue up in there with a syringe. That'll hold it."
"No it won't. It never used to do it until I had to park in the sun!!"
"Then make work put up a covered worker carpark."
"No, its only happened since I've parked here!!"
"Park it under a tree."
"I should be able to park it in the GARAGE!!!"
"Then put it in there."
"BUT THERE'S A WASHING MACHINE IN THE WAY!!!"
"Then move it."
"YOU SAID YOU'D DO LAST YEAR!!!"
"I haven't got around to it."
"AND THERE'S CAR PARTS EVERYWHERE!!"
"Some of them are yours!!"
"PUT THERE BY YOU!!"
"Then throw them out if they're yours, but don't touch mine!"
"WHAT ARE YOU DOING RIGHT NOW?"
"Mucking around on FF."
"WHAT IS THAT?!?"
"Ford stuff, too complicated."
"Fords are crappy!!"
"WELL YOU DRIVE A BLOODY LEXCEN!!!"

I win. She goes off whinging and I can't hear anymore..

LOL..

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bloody women only good for one thing.
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Old 04-12-2004, 04:34   #10 (permalink)
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cooking? lol I dunno about this fake leather, sounds a bit
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