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Old 04-25-2014, 07:07 PM   #1
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removing roof racks

Anyone have instructions for removing the roof rails on a 9-5 wagon? Am I able to do this without ripping the headliner out?


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Old 04-26-2014, 12:30 AM   #2
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interested to see how it looks
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my understanding is they are bolted directly to the body so you would need to remove the headliner to unbolt and then fill the holes left from those bolts.

i think it would look pretty awesome but its a pretty time consuming task fraught with tons of potential failures
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The headliner in a wagon should be cake. Try getting one out of a sedan!
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The headliner in a wagon should be cake. Try getting one out of a sedan!

ahaha its so hard i have done it not for the faint of heart
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My thought was to remove them and then vinyl wrap the roof. Someone had mentioned that later wagons had the rails as an option and not standard. :/
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05's and on may not have roof rails...optional

They look really awkward IMO without them.

I've always wanted to polish them to bare aluminum and clearcoat them.
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You can use paint thinner to clean them like new.
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