Results 1 to 11 of 11

Thread: So Cal headliner replacement recommendations

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Canyon Lake, Ca.
    Posts
    41
    My Cars
    97 840ci

    So Cal headliner replacement recommendations

    Greetings, looking for any help in locating a shop in So. Cal that is familiar with e31 headliner replacement. Have 97 840 and would like as close to original as possible. Currently have no Sun roof issues just sagging liner. Appreciate your help thanks.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Shoreview MN
    Posts
    905
    My Cars
    1991 850

    Headliner Replacement

    Make sure your A and C Pillar covers come off easily, very fragile and you should recover them at the same time so they match

    I would pull the headliner, A and C Pillars, sunroof and rear package shelf myself to minimize cost.

    You will need the 14 or so clips that surround the sunroof they are a one time use item

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Canyon Lake, Ca.
    Posts
    41
    My Cars
    97 840ci
    Quote Originally Posted by rjjablo View Post
    Make sure your A and C Pillar covers come off easily, very fragile and you should recover them at the same time so they match

    I would pull the headliner, A and C Pillars, sunroof and rear package shelf myself to minimize cost.

    You will need the 14 or so clips that surround the sunroof they are a one time use item
    Thanks, may have to go that direction. If thereís an experienced shop in area Iím not opposed to having it done. Yes, I have checked one a pillar and attachment points were brittle and broke. Used Velcro to reinstall. Have an idea for pillars and donít know if will work, maybe a few strong magnets epoxied to back side of pillars would hold in place. Just an idea, havenít looked at them to see if even a possibility.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Tustin, CA
    Posts
    73
    My Cars
    1997 850Ci 1991 850i 6sp
    Quote Originally Posted by MikeD97840 View Post
    Greetings, looking for any help in locating a shop in So. Cal that is familiar with e31 headliner replacement. Have 97 840 and would like as close to original as possible. Currently have no Sun roof issues just sagging liner. Appreciate your help thanks.
    I have used Orange Auto Upholstery several times. Great work
    Orange Auto Upholstery
    1909 N Enterprise St, Orange, CA 92865
    714-279-2990

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2016
    Location
    Shoreview MN
    Posts
    905
    My Cars
    1991 850

    Magnets

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeD97840 View Post
    Thanks, may have to go that direction. If thereís an experienced shop in area Iím not opposed to having it done. Yes, I have checked one a pillar and attachment points were brittle and broke. Used Velcro to reinstall. Have an idea for pillars and donít know if will work, maybe a few strong magnets epoxied to back side of pillars would hold in place. Just an idea, havenít looked at them to see if even a possibility.
    Mine are all held in with Magnets

  6. #6
    radlaw's Avatar
    radlaw is offline SoCalEights Member BMW CCA Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Poway (San Diego), CA USA
    Posts
    901
    My Cars
    1995 BMW 840Ci
    Check out Euro-Trim Upholstery in San Diego. 858 271-4208 eurotrim04@yahoo.com. They did an excellent job replacing my headliner and pillars. My roof was replaced with a sunroof delete roof. Perfect job.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Canyon Lake, Ca.
    Posts
    41
    My Cars
    97 840ci
    Quote Originally Posted by radlaw View Post
    Check out Euro-Trim Upholstery in San Diego. 858 271-4208 eurotrim04@yahoo.com. They did an excellent job replacing my headliner and pillars. My roof was replaced with a sunroof delete roof. Perfect job.
    Thanks for both recommendations, I live reasonably close to both of these. Good news about magnets being used.

    thanks again.

  8. #8
    radlaw's Avatar
    radlaw is offline SoCalEights Member BMW CCA Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Poway (San Diego), CA USA
    Posts
    901
    My Cars
    1995 BMW 840Ci
    Could you explain the magnet way of attaching the headliner & pillars. Thanks.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Indianapolis, IN
    Posts
    2,323
    My Cars
    93 850Ci, 09 Caddy SRX
    Quote Originally Posted by radlaw View Post
    Could you explain the magnet way of attaching the headliner & pillars. Thanks.

    What he asked!
    1993 850Ci.....16 years & 164,000 miles and counting!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Nov 2014
    Location
    Canyon Lake, Ca.
    Posts
    41
    My Cars
    97 840ci
    Quote Originally Posted by TedBobo View Post
    What he asked!
    I havenít done it, but it looks like thereís enough room to epoxy a strong flat magnets to the back side where the broken attachment points were or anywhere else their needed. There is obviously enough metal on the pillars for this to work.

    What a forum, had an Idea and sure enough someone has already done it. I think will work much easier than trying to rebuild broken parts or using Velcro.

    - - - Updated - - -

    This is only for the pillars, not the headliner.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Mar 2020
    Location
    Le Mans, France
    Posts
    52
    My Cars
    1991 850i individual
    1991 850i (Servotronic - EDC - ASC-T - AHK - Alpina rims)

Similar Threads

  1. Struts- Need Replacement Recommendation
    By juris335 in forum 1995 - 2001 (E38)
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-06-2004, 04:32 PM
  2. clutch replacement recommendations?
    By MCorpse in forum 1992 - 1999 M3 (E36)
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 04-16-2004, 11:00 PM
  3. Good So-cal Tint shop, recommendations?
    By JeremyMarkham in forum 1991 - 1999 (E36)
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 02-25-2004, 11:27 AM
  4. headliner replacement????
    By SweetNLo in forum 1991 - 1999 (E36)
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-08-2003, 02:08 AM
  5. Performance Tire replacement recommendations
    By Dinanify in forum Tire & Wheel Forum sponsored by The Tire Rack
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 10-03-2002, 02:02 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •