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post #61 of 280 (permalink) Old Feb 29th, 08, 5:13 PM Thread Starter
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I dont remember if I already mentioned it, but heating the headliner to a temp. close to a hot day's sun before intallation will prevent a lot of wrinkles. When warm, you can really stretch the material and once it cools it will be as tight as a snare drum. Works well on vinyl roofs too. I have an old drying machine I put my headliners or vinyl tops in for about 1 minute and when they come out they are very pliable

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Thanks Chris
I actually ordered a new headliner today. Frustration got the best of me. I am going to start from scratch.
Wish me luck!!

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Thanks Chris
I actually ordered a new headliner today. Frustration got the best of me. I am going to start from scratch.
Wish me luck!!

you'll do fine. Just remember to use the clips to get it in place. and dont cut too much!

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Thanks to Chris and his great write up I tackled my headliner on my '70 today. There are a few differences on my 70 from the 68 Chris did so I thought I would share to help others ( as Chris did ). First of all the clips are different, there are 6 small and 6 large required. I purchased mine from OPG. My Chevelle did not have a "longitudinal" brace, only a side to side one. The large clips attach to this brace, and hold the middle headliner brace which is smaller in diameter than the others. It is also the only wire brace that does not fasten to the sides



This shows the large plastic clips which hold the wires for the dome light as well as the smaller center wire. There are two options to clip the small wire into.



The small clips hold 3 of the 4 larger wire braces at the ends. The second wire brace from the front does not use these clips. You will notice there is no recess in the body for that wire brace.



After inserting the rods into the headliner and trimming the cloth back as Chris mentioned, I started with the small center wire and clipped it into all 6 large plastic clips





Then I proceded to the rear and clipped the large bows into the holes. The small plastic clips need to be pushed down ( toward the floor ) to "lock them in place. The first pic shows them unlocked, the second locked.




The rest of the install went as Chris described, I used my propane heater to warm the fabric. It made a huge difference!!



I managed to get most of the wrinkles out before I cemented.



I hope these tips help others doing a 70-72 Chevelle. Many, Many thanks to Chris for his great write up!!!

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Excellent Dave, that looks great

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Thanks for the info on installing a head liner,I just picked mine
up and was a little leery on trying to install it myself but after
seeing your step by step way of going about it I am going to give
it a try. Thanks, Indigo
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what all did you need for the install i have a 68 as well an i thought i have most of the materials for it but im not sure i would rather double check
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Thanks Chris,
I'll be opening my suprise headliner kit for Christmas tommorrow morning and this is some wonderful information!

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I just finish installing the headliner at it turned out great. The instructions and pictures walked me right through and saved me some cash to pay someone else to do it.
Thanks again Chris!

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This may have been asked but I cannot figure out which way the rods go back in...I have a '69 with two longer rods bend at two different angles, and two shorter bent a two different angles, one stright (I know where that one goes)...

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do you just glue around the outer edges were the trim goes?? I am going to tackle my headliner soon in a 66
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What holds the sail panels in place? the large window frame clips?


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What holds the sail panels in place? the large window frame clips?
the top slips behind the long metal trim panel that goes along the roof and the front of it partially goes under the rear 1/4 panel. I also put one of those push-in clips on the back of my sail panels and clipped it into the hole right behind the sail panel.

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The part that has me confused is the little piece that goes from the door to the back window and has two screws in it, it looks like it's just holding the card board in place but in your pic it looks like you glued the top to that part as well.


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Im not sure which part you are talking about. I dont remember any screws

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The horizontal strip in this photo,


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