Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

How to recover headlining on a Montego

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • How to recover headlining on a Montego

    As I keep being asked how do I do the headlining in a montego I thought I would post up a 'how to'
    Tools Needed
    Trim removal tools
    Small flat screwdriver
    Phillips screwdriver
    Small allen key
    This is the trim removal set I use
    Attached Files
    1958 Ford Consul Convertible, now being used
    1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. now being used
    1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, Welding completed
    1984 MG Montego EFI in red. Digital dash, now sold
    2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
    2004 MGZT V8. Back on the road. now being used

  • #2
    Part 1 removal from the car
    I start from the nearside front
    Pull back the passenger sunvisor and remove the 2 screws
    Using a small allen key push down from the top the unclip the cover
    Remove the screw completely and pull sideways
    Using a trim removal tool pull out the centre stay clip. If you have a small slot in this clip twist 45 degrees and remove as it has an L shape
    Attached Files
    1958 Ford Consul Convertible, now being used
    1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. now being used
    1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, Welding completed
    1984 MG Montego EFI in red. Digital dash, now sold
    2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
    2004 MGZT V8. Back on the road. now being used

    Comment


    • #3
      From the passenger side front
      Using a small flat screwdriver remove the covers from the grab handle
      Remove 4 screws and make a note that the outer screws are self tappers
      Remove the interior lamp being careful not to break it
      Make a note of the wiring positions
      Attached Files
      1958 Ford Consul Convertible, now being used
      1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. now being used
      1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, Welding completed
      1984 MG Montego EFI in red. Digital dash, now sold
      2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
      2004 MGZT V8. Back on the road. now being used

      Comment


      • #4
        To remove the rear grab handle repeat the process for the front
        Remove the rear trim from the rear window
        Remove the drivers rear grab handle as before
        Remove the drivers interior lamp as before
        Remove the stud from the drivers front, this replaces the grab handle
        The drivers side stud, this can be a cause of frustration later when putting the headlining back up but I have an easy way of locating the square hole
        Attached Files
        1958 Ford Consul Convertible, now being used
        1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. now being used
        1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, Welding completed
        1984 MG Montego EFI in red. Digital dash, now sold
        2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
        2004 MGZT V8. Back on the road. now being used

        Comment


        • #5
          Remove the drivers sunvisor, clips etc as before
          Open the sunroof
          Remove the (in this case) electric switch cover
          From the front pull down the main switch housing
          Unclip the connections and remove the switch
          From the rear seat, remove both clips that hold the centre of the headlining
          Attached Files
          1958 Ford Consul Convertible, now being used
          1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. now being used
          1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, Welding completed
          1984 MG Montego EFI in red. Digital dash, now sold
          2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
          2004 MGZT V8. Back on the road. now being used

          Comment


          • #6
            The front seats should now be levered back and the seat backs lowered to their lowest position
            Put the car into reverse gear
            Pull off the sunroof surround and pick off the material from it
            Attached Files
            1958 Ford Consul Convertible, now being used
            1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. now being used
            1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, Welding completed
            1984 MG Montego EFI in red. Digital dash, now sold
            2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
            2004 MGZT V8. Back on the road. now being used

            Comment


            • #7
              From the passenger side pull gently from the top of the B post and top of the A post
              Gently lower the headlining biscuit
              Push the rear of the biscuit up over the rear seat so the front of the biscuit goes under the steering wheel.
              Gently manouver the biscuit forward and out of the passenger front door
              Attached Files
              1958 Ford Consul Convertible, now being used
              1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. now being used
              1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, Welding completed
              1984 MG Montego EFI in red. Digital dash, now sold
              2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
              2004 MGZT V8. Back on the road. now being used

              Comment


              • #8
                More
                It's easier to remove the biscuit from the car if you remove the passenger seat but it can be done without as you can see.
                As you have removed the biscuit you may want to clean all the sunroof drain tubes and if needed clean the roof as it's exposed.
                Clean round the sunroof surround
                Attached Files
                1958 Ford Consul Convertible, now being used
                1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. now being used
                1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, Welding completed
                1984 MG Montego EFI in red. Digital dash, now sold
                2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                2004 MGZT V8. Back on the road. now being used

                Comment


                • #9
                  If you're not sure where it all goes put it in the boot like this
                  Part 2 will be cleaning the biscuit and repairing any damage like this
                  Attached Files
                  1958 Ford Consul Convertible, now being used
                  1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. now being used
                  1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, Welding completed
                  1984 MG Montego EFI in red. Digital dash, now sold
                  2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                  2004 MGZT V8. Back on the road. now being used

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Part 2. Clean up and repair
                    All of the old headlining material from the top and bottom has to be removed
                    All I use is a household scrapper, water and an old towel
                    First remove all of the old material
                    Attached Files
                    1958 Ford Consul Convertible, now being used
                    1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. now being used
                    1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, Welding completed
                    1984 MG Montego EFI in red. Digital dash, now sold
                    2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                    2004 MGZT V8. Back on the road. now being used

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I use the side of the scrapper to remove the old glue etc
                      This damages easy to careful round here
                      All has to be removed
                      Go over it once then again and if required a third time
                      Attached Files
                      1958 Ford Consul Convertible, now being used
                      1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. now being used
                      1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, Welding completed
                      1984 MG Montego EFI in red. Digital dash, now sold
                      2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                      2004 MGZT V8. Back on the road. now being used

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Turn over and now clean the other side
                        Remove the centre material
                        Damage here in two places
                        Attached Files
                        1958 Ford Consul Convertible, now being used
                        1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. now being used
                        1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, Welding completed
                        1984 MG Montego EFI in red. Digital dash, now sold
                        2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                        2004 MGZT V8. Back on the road. now being used

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Now clean and ready for repair
                          Damage also here
                          Cover whatever you are going to use as the base
                          The broken side is matched to see if all is there
                          You will need two of these
                          Attached Files
                          1958 Ford Consul Convertible, now being used
                          1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. now being used
                          1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, Welding completed
                          1984 MG Montego EFI in red. Digital dash, now sold
                          2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                          2004 MGZT V8. Back on the road. now being used

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            You will also need
                            Scissors, cheap superglue and either a knife or blades
                            Glue any broken piece back to the biscuit and on any other damage that is needed.
                            After drying if any part needs to be strengthened,cut a small piece of material from the new lining you have a little smaller than any damage.
                            Spray a short burst of glue on the back of the biscuit and on the material and leave to dry
                            Damage like this will not matter and the lining material will cover it
                            Attached Files
                            1958 Ford Consul Convertible, now being used
                            1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. now being used
                            1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, Welding completed
                            1984 MG Montego EFI in red. Digital dash, now sold
                            2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                            2004 MGZT V8. Back on the road. now being used

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              If your hands haven't got glue on them you will need something like either of these to glue the material as this bit gets messy.
                              The 3rd part is putting the new material on.
                              Attached Files
                              1958 Ford Consul Convertible, now being used
                              1965 Ford Zodiac Executive. now being used
                              1984 MG Montego EFi in black. Digital dash, Welding completed
                              1984 MG Montego EFI in red. Digital dash, now sold
                              2004 MGZT cdti. Great workhorse
                              2004 MGZT V8. Back on the road. now being used

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X