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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 19, 02:59 PM Thread Starter
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Headliner Retaining Strip Clips...

Guys.....how the hell do I get these suckers on??!! By the looks of one of the old clips (which I'm holding) I'm guessing it compresses into the hole. I am putting as much force as I can on it to no avail. These are for the rear retaining strip that holds the windlass for the headliner. I am trying to install the 3-piece strip. What can you tell me about these? Thanks.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 19, 03:20 PM
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Re: Headliner Retaining Strip Clips...

Pull the center pieces up. Shove in the hole and tap the center pieces in.
Refer to post #9 here for pics.
https://www.camaros.net/forums/23-in...r-install.html

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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 19, 06:11 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Headliner Retaining Strip Clips...

Thanks for the reply but I don't know what you mean by "Pull the center pieces up". Also....they don't just tap into the hole. I've hit them about as hard as I feel comfortable with but I have my rear window in the car and I'm afraid of cracking it having to use that much force on my swings. Unless I am just TOTALLY getting this wrong. I looked in the other thread but they only talk about removing the clips.

I dunno.....I think I'm just going to use trim screws with the broad flat heads and be done with it. I think the clips might require a special tool and that process has to happen before the glass is in.

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Re: Headliner Retaining Strip Clips...

Itís possible you may be talking about a different kind of clips. The clips Al is talking about look like a small, double thickness of metal, clip. These stock kind of clips can be removed by working up the top layer of metal at the center with a small screwdriver.

I destroyed several of these stock clips before figuring out how to remove them. The ones I destroyed I replaced with pop rivets. The heads of the pop rivets were flatter than the screws and I didnít want them showing once the headliner was installed.

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Guys.....how the hell do I get these suckers on??!! By the looks of one of the old clips (which I'm holding) I'm guessing it compresses into the hole. I am putting as much force as I can on it to no avail. These are for the rear retaining strip that holds the windlass for the headliner. I am trying to install the 3-piece strip. What can you tell me about these? Thanks.
The one in your first pic looks like a new one that hasn't been installed yet. You would slide that through the hole in the strip into the hole in the body like you have it and tap the center in. Tapping the center in spreads the tangs and that's what holds it in. Looks like you just need to tap it a little harder. The second pic looks like one that was installed already and needs to be "reset" by pulling out on the center part or replaced.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 19, 07:22 PM
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Re: Headliner Retaining Strip Clips...

They are the same clips as I linked to in my 1st post. Dave's explanation is spot on.
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