i dont know what you're asking about the clips, but i did the headliner on my 69 with the glass in. it was just harder. its also a lot easier without any interior in!
I know this is an ancient thread, but guys, I am really getting desperate with this issue with my 69. It's not a chevelle, its an Impala, but don't kick me out just yet, hear me out a second..
I rebuilt the entire interior, including a new headrest from classic industries. I have a 69 4 door sedan, the one with a post between the doors.
The headliner that was in the car ( thorn) was glued to the windshield pinchweld. I have tack strips all around and for the sail panels, but not in the front. Looking at CHevelle pictures , specially this magnificent write up on installing the HL, I see a tackstrip in the front, secured with 3 screws about 6 or 5 inches apart on each side. I dont have those holes in my car.
And to make it more mysterious, the HL I removed seemed original, with the original carton windlace around it.
My windshield is already glued in, and my question is: WHat is the correct way to go? Would GM use the pinchweld as tackstrip originally? If not, what am I missing?
THank you for any help!