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Old October 13th, 2012, 02:16 PM
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LaSalle trim headliner install

I just received my headliner and was wondering who else ordered one. I installed the front and back but still have to do the middle section. I was wondering if anyone has some good advice on cutting out the alpine windows without removing the alpine glass?

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I got one for a double cab complete with trims around the sliding rear window. Haven't even seen it yet. Whats your impression of the one you have ? Post up your install experience.
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Anyone at URE can come see mine. Cutting the alpines sucked. I guess theres too much variation to be precut. I had to make an alpine template first. the do careful measuring and cot s couple holes in middle of alpine. you can align from outside to get template in position, them cut a bit undersized with dremel and trim as required with dremel. the provided alpine suround requires a larger hole than the surround itself. Im willing to pull a surround for anyone to make their template at URE.
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Old October 14th, 2012, 02:00 PM
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Anyone at URE can come see mine. Cutting the alpines sucked. I guess theres too much variation to be precut. I had to make an alpine template first. the do careful measuring and cot s couple holes in middle of alpine. you can align from outside to get template in position, them cut a bit undersized with dremel and trim as required with dremel. the provided alpine suround requires a larger hole than the surround itself. Im willing to pull a surround for anyone to make their template at URE.
Thanks for the info. I am going to try to finish mine on Monday. Here are pics of the front and back. I really like the headliner as it seems to be very durable.
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Looks great. That ceiling insulation is going to really pay off. It did with mine.
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How do you like the surface finish on those headliners? How obvious is the texturing? I am on the fence about getting one of these instead of the stock headliner set up.
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Old October 14th, 2012, 03:12 PM
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I like the finish and would never get an original headliner again as these will never sag, trap any dirt and dust. If they do get just wipe it clean with a damp rag. There is really not that much of a texture.
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You did a great job! Head liners are always a pain in the ass to install.
Do you have a picture before and after?

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You did a great job! Head liners are always a pain in the ass to install.
Do you have a picture before and after?
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Local Lasalle dealer

these guys have the headliners for a good price. They also stock the YRM stuff. They are out of headliners now but have more ordered.
http://defendersnorthwest.com/Featur...red_Items.html
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That is who I got my headliner from. They were great to work with.
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That is who I got my headliner from. They were great to work with.
Isn't "they" Brian Hall ?
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So I unpacked my headliner and the other bits, and I found some damage. Anyone have a idea what coating the fiberglass is sprayed with? it looks like the rattle can texture stuff you can but at lowes. The other damage could be filled and or fiberglass taped but I'll still need to spray it.

I wont be doing the install until Sunday as I'm waiting on some other parts...I thought it might be a good idea to install some padding cubes for stability similar to what the factory did. I was thinking about using foam from Pelican cases as I have too much of that laying around (lol). I'm also going to finish out the sound deadning.
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So I unpacked my headliner and the other bits, and I found some damage. Anyone have a idea what coating the fiberglass is sprayed with? it looks like the rattle can texture stuff you can but at lowes. The other damage could be filled and or fiberglass taped but I'll still need to spray it.

I wont be doing the install until Sunday as I'm waiting on some other parts...I thought it might be a good idea to install some padding cubes for stability similar to what the factory did. I was thinking about using foam from Pelican cases as I have too much of that laying around (lol). I'm also going to finish out the sound deadning.
Are they damaged enough that we need to get replacements for you? Shoot me an email with details about the damaged sections and I will chat with LaSalle about repair/replace options for you. I have a few pieces in the shop that may help.

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Are they damaged enough that we need to get replacements for you? Shoot me an email with details about the damaged sections and I will chat with LaSalle about repair/replace options for you. I have a few pieces in the shop that may help.

Brian
its not worth the trouble to go through all of that, but I appreciate the offer. Just curious if anyone had to do some touch up. Stuff happens duting shipping and its not all that bad. It would be useful to know what textured spray the use, otherwise I'll respray the whole thing to match.
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I installed the middle section minus the ralpime trim but everything is cut and good to go. Need to replaced temp screwed with stainless and screw in the alpine trim.

I cut the alpine windows, smaller then required and then installed the middle section and did final cutting once installed.
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I installed the middle section minus the ralpime trim but everything is cut and good to go. Need to replaced temp screwed with stainless and screw in the alpine trim.

I cut the alpine windows, smaller then required and then installed the middle section and did final cutting once installed.
what are you using a Dremel? Thats what I am intending to use, I was also going to use the old pieces as a guide. I bought the side sections also and I have to cut out for the windows.
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I started out using a Dremel, but never had good luck with a variety of bits. They all were slow and prone to over heating/scorching. Despite the warning against using a jig saw, I found that a metal cutting blade on my jig saw was the only thing that was even remotely feasible for cutting the alpine lights. Proper air filtration to keep out the fiberglass dust is a good idea.
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Used a Drexel and had a dust mask on. Took me about 2 hours to blow out the truck, then also vacuumed it out. Make sure you wear a dusk mask.
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Should say dremel, dam phone.


Here are some pictures as I finished it after I picked my kids up from school. I am not using the plugs , using stainless screws as I still have to run the interior lights and I have center consul for the top I got from safari heritage to install.
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