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You can upholster stuff, or at least cover it with OEM-looking fabrics. If I can, you can. It requires cans of spray on adhesive, and two types of fabric.

All of us have doohickies inside that we may wish to cover up. I found that it is easier than you think. You can cover whatever you want in this stuff as long as you pull the wrinkles out and use a lot of adhesive.

I used the foam-backed "mouse fur" for my headliner. It matched the factory headliner perfectly. The other is automotive vinyl. Both the colors I chose matched the OEM light gray.

It was $80 for 3 yards each of these two fabrics, including the spray adhesive. 3 yards of one will do an entire headliner.





The tube on the right is for those of you considering a Scorpion Mount. This is an inexpensive polyethylene foam that is slit to get around a 1.25" steel tube.

I do not have stock numbers for these fabrics. The reason is that there are so many variations available, you will pick something out that is just right for you. There are a lot of colors that complement the FJ interior that are not neccessarily the ones I chose.

You just need to hit a serious fabric supply store, and I mean a serious one. DON'T order this stuff online. The FJ is a lot "browner" than we realize. The roof paint color is actually light beige. So are the "gray" plastic panels inside.





Last year I had removed my factory headliner, but still needed to keep the lightness of the OEM gray interior. In these photos, the ceiling surface is the foam-backed mouse fur. The vinyl material was just used to cover the tubes.





If you look at the covered tubes carefully you will see wrinkles. These happen because I had to cover the foam tubes while they were straight, but then had to bend them to put them over the cage tubes.





The reason that the ceiling has so many bumps is that since I chucked my whole factory headliner, I applied the mouse fur foam directly over the steel roof and support structure. It is bumpy at the extreme front and rear ends as you can see above.

At the back, I removed the door rubber from its spot on the door seam, folded the end of the fabric around the door seam and replaced the rubber on top of it. This holds the edge of the mouse fur headliner tightly in place.

This is how dark it was before. It was a frigging cave, especially in the back:


 

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Nice work Todd. Did you use the 3M fabric adhesive or another brand? Looks like a lot of work but it came out great.
 

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Nice job on the headliner.Your Fj is freakin awesome.:rocker::rocker:
 

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Thanks Scott - I used 3 different "brands" of adhesive and the guy said that everything basically IS the 3M, no matter what label is on it.

I forgot to mention that you have to spray the fabric, then spray the other surface. Let them dry for a couple minutes to get super sticky, and when you adhere them together they will definitely stay that way.
 

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It came out great Todd, I might end up having to do this in my truck if/when I cage the cab.
 

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Well hurry up so we can go flying around in your Taco
Tell Jason to, he has it right now.:D But I will still air it out with out the cab cage.

Its a pre taco, in the states its called a pickup, the rest of the world it is a hilux. :)
 

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Thanks Scott - I used 3 different "brands" of adhesive and the guy said that everything basically IS the 3M, no matter what label is on it.

I forgot to mention that you have to spray the fabric, then spray the other surface. Let them dry for a couple minutes to get super sticky, and when you adhere them together they will definitely stay that way.
Thanks Todd. I've used the 3M on boat upholstery before, stuff works great. How sticky did you get?:lol:
 

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Yeah Thiker it'll be cool to see your rig stand out at Ouray. Old school and original. Those are crossovers that came with the speakers. Not a big bucks setup, just Alpine and older MB Quart.
 

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Toledo you are most kind. But everybody here can afford it; there's nothing here that's actually expensive. The longer I can hopefully stay unemployed... that's the key!
 
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