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I have a 1992 RR County in great shape. the only interior issues are that the wood is cracking around the shifter and the window switches and the headliner in the back is sagging. Actually, the headliner itself is good, but the fabril aplique is sagging.

Any suggestions for sprucing up the wood work on the console? the rest of the dash is new looking
For the ceiling, i was thinking of slicing it open at the edge and using a fabric glue to reapply it to the moulded portion? is there a better way?

thanks for your help.
 

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I have the same issues with mine.
The problem with the headliner is that there is a thin layer of foam between the fabric and the hard backer. The foam deteriorates over time causing the headliner to sag. You would have to remove the old foam in order for the glue to have something solid to adhere to. I plan on getting new foam backed fabric and removing the entire headliner so I can remove the old foam and adhesive then install the new fabric with a spray adhesive.

As for the wood, my finish is actually peeling away from the wood. I plan to help it in that process and then put many coats of marine finish on them. The marine finish is more resistant to UV rays than the standard finishes at the home centers.

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Use the search function, this has been covered before.
 

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Search functions rarely help when a forum has been around for several years. For example, a search for "wood" and "wood work" resulted in 116 pages of stuff to sift through, and "headliner" resulted in 41 pages of stuff to sift through.

As for repairing the wood trim. It truly depends on how much time and energy you want to spend on it. Honestly, you could probably buy it online for pretty cheap. try roverlandparts.com or carcannibal.com/rover
 

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crypticbcd said:
Search functions rarely help when a forum has been around for several years.
And starting new threads only makes that worse.

FYI, searching for "wood repair" in the Classic forum gets 6 matches.
 

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Ahhh, you see....I did not realize the advanced search was a hyperlink....and you are correct, it does narrow down the results. But this particular topic could be covered in any other vehicle category too. Anyways, now I have hijacked dudes post. :?

Thanks for clarifying the advanced search feature though!
 

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Thought I'd chime in and save my good name. The search for wood repair brings up 6 responses, but only one has anything to do with the trim wood repair, the others are just tags from other issues. the one that is appropriate brings up and references something a member sent to another from another forum. Anyway, I will keep looking. The ebay uk site didn't have anything for a center consule for a 1992 classic with an automatic. and neither did the ebay US, except plastic decals.

It seems I may be able to remove the panels, sand them, and reapply a layer of veneer, and then varnish. I am impressed it appears to be real wood. at least the plywood underneeth is. HA!

Thanks for the suggestions.
 

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You might try "skateboard repair" as some folks refer to the center section as a skateboard.
 

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a few trys with different search terms should find details, I've seen someone's classic with refinshed wood on here within the past 3months or so.
It looked really good.
 

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I also have a 1992 Range Rover and need the wood trim and head liner replaced. Seems like you just have to keep searching ebay and junk yards to find replacement wood trim that hopefully matches what you have. Only other online solution I've found is on roverparts.com. Search for item #9351BNV. Anyone use this synthetic option?

As far as the headliner, check out this episode of wheel dealer . . . http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZBBHt9jtlRY. They replace their headliner with a fiberglass version. My local Rover mechanic is Roverland. They hunted down a pair of headliners for me which they say is the last supplier in the US way over on the east coast. I had to put my headliner job on hold after my fuel pump died. Maybe have your local mechanic hunt one down.
 

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So I had some interest myself in refinishing the trim in my interior. Rear doors are fine, Front doors are acceptable, but the dash and center console the veneer is totally screwed up. I cant decide whether it would make more sense to strip it down to the plywood and stain and topcoat or find some burlwood veneer and completely do it over.
Anyone have any pics of a complete refinish job, either with the plywood or by replacing the veneer? I searched through previous posts but none of the links or attached pictures are working anymore :( I'm particularly interested in seeing what the refinished plywood would look like. I do love the burlwood but if the plywood base looks good enough I may just go that route.
 

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Rimmer brothers in the uk are still selling complete wood trim kits for left hand drive models.

Very reasonable prices as well.

Look under their special deals pages.
 

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custard pie feet said:
Rimmer brothers in the uk are still selling complete wood trim kits for left hand drive models.

Very reasonable prices as well.

Look under their special deals pages.
I don't suppose you can just flip the dash pieces over to make it work for right hand drive models?
 

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85mm said:
custard pie feet said:
Rimmer brothers in the uk are still selling complete wood trim kits for left hand drive models.

Very reasonable prices as well.

Look under their special deals pages.
I don't suppose you can just flip the dash pieces over to make it work for right hand drive models?
The door trims would be the same.
 

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Check E-Bay, E-Bay motors-buy-parts&acc-car&truck parts-rangerover. Store name-Auto Dashes and Guards, Bene-Vento 14 pc veneer kit, $159.I can't remember the name of the clear coat but it's a high tech acrylic that sprays on very thick, other wise with varnish you'll need to apply 20 coats at least to get original look, other than acrylics you can use Imron or Awl-Grip, these are marine finishes and can be fine sanded and polished to look like original.
 

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I have been looking at this now for a bit. I only need to refinish the center console and the electric window switch armrest part. since they are plywood pieces with veneer, I may chip off the loose flakes, apply wood putty, and then sand it down about a 1/16th of an inch apply some new buylwood veneer, stain it, and then use the marine grade varnish I keep hearing about. worst case scenario I would need to buy new. I have a good Rover parts yard near the house and they want 285.00 for a set in great shape. I'll post pictures when I get around to it. I need to replace the Heater core first after the new year though, then fun projects! Thanks for the ideas.
 
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