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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old Dec 7th, 18, 04:07 PM Thread Starter
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Question on TMI one piece headliner install

I'm getting ready to install the TMI one piece headliner. In a thread from
2015 it was stated there is a plastic spacer for the sunvisor brackets. My
headliner did not come with these and I can't find any other reference to
them. My question is has anyone else used these spacers and did they come
with your headliner ? The piece can be seen in this link post #5. Thanks
https://www.camaros.net/forums/23-in...ls-w-pics.html

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Re: Question on TMI one piece headliner install

Yes, they came with the headliner. I bought and installed mine back in 2015.
Perhaps they made improvements since then which do not require spacers...

You should give TMI a call.

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Re: Question on TMI one piece headliner install

I didnít get any spacers with mine.

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Re: Question on TMI one piece headliner install

Fred and Don, Thanks for the replies. Heck I didn't even get instructions
so I'm going by TMI's online instructions, the install threads here and
common sense. The online instructions don't mention the spacers nor
do they mention removing the original front and rear retainer strips.
Did you guys remove those strips ? I've had no luck getting a response
from TMI for anything.

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Re: Question on TMI one piece headliner install

I removed the retainer strips. I had instructions but not sure where they are now.

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Re: Question on TMI one piece headliner install

Thanks Don. It seemed correct to remove them so I did last night.
I'll give it a go here in a while.

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Thanks Don. It seemed correct to remove them so I did last night.
I'll give it a go here in a while.
The install is pretty easy. Just need some spring clamps.

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The install is pretty easy. Just need some spring clamps.

Don
Thanks. I've got plenty of spring clamps. My install might be bit tricky due to having the
one piece stainless trim instead of the normal flexible windlace.

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Re: Question on TMI one piece headliner install

Just adding some info and documentation to this process. I'm using the factory dome light
and found the provided hole in the headliner is not large enough for the light base and does
not allow access to the mounting screw holes. Of course I discovered this after installation so
I nibbled out the headliner in a rectangle fashion using side cutters. It's not pretty but it's
covered by the light base. No pics of that. It would have been beneficial if a template were
to be included for this purpose. To remove the original retainer strip clips I used a cotter pin
extracting tool. The retainer clips are held in place via the center tabs. Using this method none
of the clips were destroyed. Hopefully I can finish the installation today.






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Re: Question on TMI one piece headliner install

I installed mine a little over a month ago and I had plastic spacers for the visors in mine. Installation was easy, just need a second set of hands to hold it up until you can get the clamps in place. Big improvement over the original.

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I installed mine a little over a month ago and I had plastic spacers for the visors in mine. Installation was easy, just need a second set of hands to hold it up until you can get the clamps in place. Big improvement over the original.
Thanks for the input Greg. Seems strange not all of the headliners ship with the spacers.
Mine lays pretty tight at the visor mounts so I really don't see the need.

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Re: Question on TMI one piece headliner install

Still working on the install. I got involved in 3 other unexpected projects yesterday.
Looks like I may have to ditch the original bright trim and go with the standard flexible
windlace. The headliner's not playing nice with the clips. Also so far the pillar covers
are fitting like crap. Did you guys have problems with the pillar covers ?

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Re: Question on TMI one piece headliner install

Just wanted to add that NOW is the time to add some insulation above the headliner - it makes a huge difference in how cool the car stays and a big reduction in sound.
I put 2" thick pink onto the top of the TMI headliner using 3M spray adhesive before installing.
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I remeber a post in another TMI headliner install as someone saying they dont reproduce or sell the T clips for the rear retainer strips
Had these for years now
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Re: Question on TMI one piece headliner install

Problems with TMI quality just continues. On the left side sail panel the fiberglass bracket
that locks into the headliner is not located correctly. The pics speak for themselves. I'll
figure something out for that. Maybe just screw it in place and then match the other side
to it. The extra work this kind of thing takes is just ridiculous and shouldn't be required if
quality control was in place. I realize this an aftermarket product but still not a good excuse.
The right side sail panel went in pretty well. I did add a screw in the upper rear corner. Others
have done the same and it doesn't look out of place. I will either cap it or paint it eventually.
The bright trim is not fully installed yet. I'm trying to document this as much as I can for
others to benefit.












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