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post #151 of 280 (permalink) Old Dec 31st, 09, 2:47 PM
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So, would it be easier to take out my windows just for the headliner purpose, or try a new headliner with them in?
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post #152 of 280 (permalink) Old Feb 26th, 10, 10:07 PM
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I failed miserably on my SS El Camino trying to install the headliner. After reading every diy blog and all the gluing and trimming I was not happy with my job and could not get the headliner tight.

Had to rip it out, buy a new kit , and went down to my hombre who amazed me how perfect he got it installed for around $160 . Worth every penny being he does that sort of stuff every day.

Believe me I tried my darndest. And everyone warned me. Learned the best lesson on that one, how some things are best left to the pros.

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Hello!
Worst case has come real: a mouse decided to move into my car (ī68 Camino). Due to a longer "winter break" I havenīt recognized this fatal change.
The mouse seems to be there for several months.
We killed her, but the car suffered even harder! I donīt want to give you more details, but my interior is kinda wrecked. Everything smells like urinated...
Itīs a complete horror and I have to restore the interior, what means: new bench, new carpet and new headliner.
While checking all the offers in the internet I found different options for the headliner:
a) original (or similar): textile stuff
b) "modern": something like solid plastic or similar (one piece).

Who has experience with those materials?
I found extremely different prices: 56,95 $ to 97,89 $ (Original Parts Group, El Camino Store). Is there such a great difference in quality or what could be the reason?
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What order do the rods go in? Mine were completely missing when bought my 70 Chevelle. Thanks.. Im not sure...
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post #155 of 280 (permalink) Old Apr 27th, 10, 8:57 AM
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thank for the write up. I am going to try to put the h l in my 64 sedan, it's pretty much the same process right? thanks jeff
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post #156 of 280 (permalink) Old May 1st, 10, 6:13 AM
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Thanks for the pics and detail.I will be installing my own soon and i will use your info for a reference.
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any thoughts on cleaning a sticky spot out of the headliner? looks like a soda exploded in the driver seat and wasnt cleaned up, and i dont want to wreck the headliner with the wrong chemical.

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Looking forward to doing mine! Thank You!

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post #159 of 280 (permalink) Old Jun 6th, 10, 9:47 PM
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Im about to give mine a try. On the center bow that is held in with the clips, do you cut the slots in the fabric or do you try to install fabric and rod in the clip.

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Im about to give mine a try. On the center bow that is held in with the clips, do you cut the slots in the fabric or do you try to install fabric and rod in the clip.
I just pulled my headliner out yesterday... The center bow had the fabric intact, with fabric and metal bow snapped into the clip...

Mine had been replaced sometime in the past though, so not sure how the factory did it... My was near-perfect shape, but I am doing a color change so it had to go...

PO'd at myself, as I was a little cheap, and didn't get the new bow clips for the center bow... And would you know it, two broke during the removal...


I am a little worried, as I laid out the headliner on top of the old one, and the panels are slightly different widths ( between the seams)... Overall , it looks the same, but not sure how the bows are going to line up...

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Yea, the cloth and bow snap into the clip. I just didnt know if it would go in. My old one was so rotted away that there was no fabric left and every clip broke taking it out. The new clips are the ticket. It went right in.

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Is spray adhesive ok?
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You need to use contact glue and put some on both surfaces let it sit a few mnutes then clip that small section in, I took about a week to do mine letting each side done dry a full day before moving to the next window section.


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post #164 of 280 (permalink) Old Jun 14th, 10, 5:58 PM Thread Starter
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Is spray adhesive ok?
yeah, I don't know. If I recall, use something that can be contained and directed on a specific area. I think I used the yellow stuff in the orange tube. Is it a permatex brand? I can't remember it was a few years ago.

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post #165 of 280 (permalink) Old Jul 11th, 10, 11:32 PM
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THANK YOU . My '67 ss is bare, just came out of the paint booth, [ marina blue ]. I was not looking foreward to h/l install, you made it look do able, thanks for the tips. Marshall
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