Virtually ALL Chrysler Fifth Avenues have the headliner fall after a given number of years. The vertical upholstered pieces to the right and left of the dash will pull loose as well. Not to mention literally EVERY upholstered piece in the vehicle. I've redone about half of my 87 5th Ave so far (it turned out to be a lot more work than I had anticipated )Let me give you a few pointers. First, that spray glue... WON'T WORK! It'll look great for about 3 months, then fell again. The reason it's falling is because the original glue Chrysler used for the upholstery was crap! That spray glue is about the same quality. I live in Dallas TX, so I needed something that could withstand temperatures in excess of 180-200 degrees, man it gets hot here in the summer. I went down to an Auto upholstery store and he gave me the best advice I ever got. First I bought 10 yards of the original Chrysler blue fabric (enough to reupholster the entire car) at about 6 bucks a yard it was cheap. This is the foam backed material that was originally used in the vehicle so I had a perfect match. Then he told me NEVER to use that spray glue (I already knew that from personal experience) instead he told me to go down to Home Depot and buy a gallon of contact cement (the kind they use for formica counter tops) and use that. He said follow the manufacturers instructions and it'll out-last the car. So far he's been right. 6 summers and counting and it don't get no hotter'n Texas! I used just about a whole gallon on my headliner. You have to put it on both sides (the liner and the fabric), let it dry for about 30 minutes or so, and you have about 3 hours to join the two sides together. Get someone to help you though, this is REALLY important because once the two sides come into contact with each other, THAT'S IT! No pulling it back apart and doing it overYou'll have to take the head liner out (a major pain in the ass, and you have to sand off all the old glue (be careful with the head liner it's delicate all the other pieces you can muscle around)I used almost a whole gallon of glue to do the back of the fabric and the head liner itself, but it looks better than new and it's constantly subjected to massive amounts of heat. I cut the fabric larger than I needed and trimmed the excess with a straight razor once it was glued in place. It takes two people to lay the fabric once the glue is in place, I had my brother hold it up while I smoothed it down. This is necessary because once the two sides come into contact with each other... that's it, you can't pull it apart and re-do it. One last thing, the glueing and disassembly/reassembly were the easy part, the sanding of all the old glue was a b*$#h! Had I known how much work it was going to be, I'd have paid someone else to do it. Those guys really earn their money. Still, I have the satisfaction of knowing I did it myself and it'll last forever. Last thing.... Cut the fabric an inch or two bigger than the headliner and once it's glued in place trim off the excess with a razor blade, it gives you a perfectly clean edge. I think I actually had about 6 inchs of trim on all sides just so I wouldn't screw it up. Hope this helps. Good luck!
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