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post #31 of 280 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 07, 12:23 AM Thread Starter
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Chris, I just tackled my headliner today. I would of paid someone again if it wasnt for your write up and pictures. Thanks

so it turned out ok? It nice to save a little money wherever you can

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bubba,
if i could share one tip, instead of using your feet to push the bow into the clip take a visegrip and squeze the rod into the plastic clip. you won't push on your roof and new paint job and you won't believe how smooth it goes in. by the way your liner looks great ! i'm still fine tuning mine.
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A tip for 67 owners. on a 67 the center BOW is just a piece of wire held in by bending metal tabs over. Pry the metal tabs open with a screwdriver and remove the wire. Insert it into the headliner. This has to be the 1st Bow to go back in!!
Center it up and push the wire and material under the tabs and bend them back down. To clarify, on a 67 you start in the middle, otherwise you can't bend the tabs back over.
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My God Chris,

You answered my very first question in this forum.

What do you do if the windows are still in? Also, any tips are being sure the bows are in the right place? My headliner has been our for over 5 years while refinishing the interior. I am hoping I stored the old headliner in a roll with the bows, but not positive until I find them under the other zillion boxes of parts.
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Since it appears that several readers have also installed their own headliners, I was wondering if anyone has included soundproofing materials? A Malibu hardtop is rather noisy cruising at about 100 mph (especially if it is raining) and I thought a soundproofing material might really cut down the wind noise. Enough even to listen to the old AM radio stations.

Any suggestions appreciated. As I understand, the heavy soundproofing for the sides of the car body will not work on the top. Originally the car had some worthless panels glued in that eventually fell apart into dust.
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Nice write up. I am getting ready to do my 69 SS and this will definately help. Thank you.

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Chris, I ahve a couple of questions. Thanks for the write-up first of all.

1st, you set ALL the bows in place then clamp it down correct?

When gluing this thing on, you just take a couple of clips off at a time a glue the corresponding area, and repeat for the other clipped areas right? So its take clip off, glue, clip back on...and go to next clip right?

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Chris, I ahve a couple of questions. Thanks for the write-up first of all.

1st, you set ALL the bows in place then clamp it down correct?

When gluing this thing on, you just take a couple of clips off at a time a glue the corresponding area, and repeat for the other clipped areas right? So its take clip off, glue, clip back on...and go to next clip right?
Im sorry, i actually put the bows in from back to front and clamped them in once i put them in. about the glueing, i would take off about 6-8 inch section of clamps, glue, then put clamps back on.

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Excellent - thanks Chris.

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im new to team chevelle, just started my 70 restore a few months ago, question is, can i print your info on headliners from website or could you send it to me?
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Hi Greg. Chris's instructions are in the July issue of Chevy Punch.

You can print it off those pages real easy. It's been a very helpful article.

http://www.chevypunch.com/issues/

pick July on the right side of the page.

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I just finished mine tonight. Second one I've done. This one was a total BI$%^.
Seems the headliner was sitting in the box for over 4 yrs. It's got creases where all the folds were from being in the box.. I got most of it out and think by next summer the rest will disapear. Chris I noticed you had some too in your pics. I've used a hair dryer which seemed to help but I was afraid of melting the damn stuff. If you leave all the screws in their proper location it's much easier to find them once it's in place. Just use a razor blade and trim them out to remove and install, EXAMPLE sun visors, seat belt holders etc....

I use this trick when recovering seats... Works really good.


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Thanks Chris! Nice tip using the clips to hold the head liner.

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thanx for the great detail i will remember that for when i do my headliner in a couple of months
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what a great contribution to the forum.

awesome tutorial/pictorial! thanks for sharing.

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