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post #91 of 280 (permalink) Old Aug 1st, 08, 1:45 AM
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I finished installing mine yesterday and the hardest part was at the back rod down to the sail panel's,trying to get it to look smooth were it come's down to the sail panel's was hard.Next is a nother hard part like you all have been talking about,trying to find the hole's for the seat belt clip's on top and the dome light.I just received my new mirror and dome light and will be trying to get all of that in this coming week.Wish me luck..............

I don't know what Chris will say about this but on my first side I realized it was going to be a PETA to find those holes so I pulled the glue loose and marked the holes with a black felt pen.

I kinda like the idea of putting the screws in first but it may hold the fabric out some.


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Putting the screws in helps alot, or if you know roughly where things go, you can gently poke around until you find the holes. The visor, for example, have a large hole in the middle (easy to find) so you take a blunt tool (I used one end of some needle nosed pliars that wasnt too sharp)

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your headliner looks great. I have a 72 and need photos or diagrams on the installation of shoulder straps on the seat belts.
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That's what I'm fix'n to try.I need some picture's of the top of the car with no headliner where the dome light goes.It is even harder to find the dome light hole's.
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Great info from this forum. Was just wondering if im going to run into problems with my front and rear glass still installed? Can I use small clips? I hope to take on this project on my 70ss soon thanks...
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Great info from this forum. Was just wondering if im going to run into problems with my front and rear glass still installed? Can I use small clips? I hope to take on this project on my 70ss soon thanks...

Yes, you can use small clips. Its a little more difficult, but it can be done with the same results

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After lurking for too long, this write-up has me convinced to try it on my car. One question I do have, though, is in regards to the plastic clips. On my '70, I do not have the clips for the end of the rods (not there when I bought the car, and can't see anywhere to use them). Has anyone else had a similar situation? It looked like this was brought up previously, but no definitive answer. Thanks to all for the help.

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The more and more I read over this thread, the more and more I want to attempt this. I pulled my original green (dyed black) dry-rotted headliner out on Monday (didn't know any other way than to just rip it to shreds) and was thinking about taking it to the local interior shop to get a quote, but not now. Chris, you've made this look so easy a caveman can do it, lol. I'm going to buy the headliner kit and all the materials I need this weekend and try to get it done all next week (seriously taking my time with it). Question though, I've read about people using this glue, and that glue, and everybody has their preferences...what is the absolute cheapest and best glue to find in a local hardware store such as Lowe's? Also, what would be the easiest heating method for the material if one only has a blow dryer? Would that be good enough? More questions to come....thanks for any responses

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The more and more I read over this thread, the more and more I want to attempt this. I pulled my original green (dyed black) dry-rotted headliner out on Monday (didn't know any other way than to just rip it to shreds) and was thinking about taking it to the local interior shop to get a quote, but not now. Chris, you've made this look so easy a caveman can do it, lol. I'm going to buy the headliner kit and all the materials I need this weekend and try to get it done all next week (seriously taking my time with it). Question though, I've read about people using this glue, and that glue, and everybody has their preferences...what is the absolute cheapest and best glue to find in a local hardware store such as Lowe's? Also, what would be the easiest heating method for the material if one only has a blow dryer? Would that be good enough? More questions to come....thanks for any responses
Id suggest using the super trim adhesive that comes in a tube. As for heating its best to have all of the material iniformly heated. Use a space heater if you can

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Ok, Im failing miserably here. I dont see any clips for the rods, only 3 groups of 3 holes each side. There are hook clips near the front and rear, what do these hook on to?

I dont have the money to take it somewhere and have it done.
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There's a write up in the chevelle magazine that has all the pics in it and his story for each page, I printed it out and had it in the car with me that helped a lot.


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ready to install my headliner of my 70 soon. great write ups and pics. The only question i have and see a few others do also is that i only have one of the bows that have a hole for the clips that hold the bows in place. The rest just have the 3 holes where the bows go into. Anyone else run into this problem? hope i explained this well. thanks
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If youre using just use some good contact cement the spray adhesive will come down after a month or so even sitting in the garage-found that out the hard way. I got some super lightweight neoprene like insualtion I wish coulda put up there spray adhesive would work fine there.

Tried it myself and wound up paying a pro after watching all the cuts he had to make there is no way mine would have come out anywhere near decent.

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I did the headliner in a 71 and I didn't use glue or clips. The metal strips around the doors and front had little metal hooks on them and it was just a matter of stretching the material and setting it on the hooks. That held it until I put the lace back on. You did an excellent job with yours.
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ready to install my headliner of my 70 soon. great write ups and pics. The only question i have and see a few others do also is that i only have one of the bows that have a hole for the clips that hold the bows in place. The rest just have the 3 holes where the bows go into. Anyone else run into this problem? hope i explained this well. thanks

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