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Made My own headliner!

So after looking at the available headliners from hotheads (very nice by the way), rugged ridge and a few others. I decided to try making my own. Bottom line was cost, most quality liners were $300+, And I just didnt see the need to pay that.

So here we go:

Materials list:

4x8' 3/4" R5 insulation board
6x8' "6'" carpeting
1 can 3M Industrial Spray Adhesive
15' x 1" Industrial Strength Velcro
1 x Nice sharp box cutter/utility knife
Construction Paper and tape for template

Total cost: $98 at Home Depot

The 4x8' 3/4" sheet of R5


In case anybody is interested. It is a perfect match to the black Wrangler carpet and slighty better quality. It runs about $4.50 per Linear Foot


For the front Pannels I cut a rectangle to fit.


Then carefully free hand with the utility knife to make it fit. Remember to leave a little wiggle room for the carpet and to relieve where necassary for propper fitment.


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Once fitted glue the carpet with a little overlap. Clean the inside of the top and use a few strips of the industrial velcro. Thankfully the carpet will cover any small mistakes.



Now use the paper to make a template for the inside of the rear portion of the top. Carefully transfer the template to your R5 board. Here the wife is helping out. Cut slowly and take your time.



Test fit and repeat carpeting procedure. and use the rest of the industrial velcro to attach to the top.



Now install all pieces and enjoy less baking and better a/c as well as a quiter cab!!






Any questions feel free to ask!

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If you don't mind telling what you spent.............

There is a "Show us your cheap side" Thread


https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showth...how+cheap+side


I think you did a really great job !!!! Others will too !!


The Project is moving forward.
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If you don't mind telling what you spent.............

There is a "Show us your cheap side" Thread


https://www.jkowners.com/forum/showth...how+cheap+side


I think you did a really great job !!!! Others will too !!

1st post, $98 total, and about 3 hours time.

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Awesome, nice work........ now:

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Awesome job and write up.

If my hard top EVER gets in (not asking stealership since its summer), I will do this!
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I used that same stuff in mine without anything covering it. Amazing results! I hate myself for taking it out because of the squeaking I got from my 5 minute install. LOL!!

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How did you attach the velcro? Does it already have a sticky backing?
By far the nicest "Cheap" mod so far. Its getting done to mine.

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How did you attach the velcro? Does it already have a sticky backing?
By far the nicest "Cheap" mod so far. Its getting done to mine.
The industrial strength Velcro (yes the actual Velcro Brand) has adhesive and non adhesive rolls, I just picked up the adhesive roll. Really need to test it out in the heat, but I can tell you this. I messed up my first strip and pulling it off was useless, it was pulling apart the fiberglass of the top, I just left it and moved on.

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I like this and I'll be doing this in later times. What about adding thin ply wood, like door skin to the bottom of the insulation to so that it wont break when you try to take then down?
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I like this and I'll be doing this in later times. What about adding thin ply wood, like door skin to the bottom of the insulation to so that it wont break when you try to take then down?
No a bad idea, I bought the laminated R5 board though so I think it will hold up. If you go with a less expensive product reinforcing it would probably be nice.

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That's awesome. Wonder if it would work on a soft top


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That's awesome. Wonder if it would work on a soft top


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Believe it or not, your soft top is not holding in nearly as much heat as the hard tops do. This stuff is too rigid for a soft top IMO.

Nice work on those! Got me thinking again! Ha ha!

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WOW!!! I LIKE IT. I think i will be doing this next weekend, awesome write-up
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this has been on my "to do" list for quite sometime now. definitely bumping it closer to the top now. great work!

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Nice write up. You are going on my very long list.
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Good job! Looks great! Going to do something similiar when I get home!

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Great Job Scott... I've got to do mine, I was getting baked yesterday on the Con.... And I'm talking from the sun!!

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so going to copy you!

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Scott, that looks great! It came out much better than what I though it would. Not saying you could not do it or anything... it looks like your helper did the hard part! LOL. I bet she is liking her remote start right about now as well!!

Anyways, looking good buddy!

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Add me to the list of those that will copy you. I've been wanting to do this for a while as well. Great job!
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I can't see pictures!
Anyone have these?
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Made me some for my 4 dr. It's hot down south and I noticed cooler temps inside after doing this.
I used 3M double sided tape to mount the panels
It has been sitting for 26 days in the southern heat so I will get to see how it held up on Tuesday..


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I like this set up.

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Nice Job! Someone should market the templates for this. That would really knock down the project time and I don't think you would even have to take the top off.

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