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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 20, 04:47 AM Thread Starter
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How do you know if your headliner bow isn't in the right place?

I'm starting the installation of my headliner and have it all in place and it's starting to look really good, but it got me thinking, what does it look like when a bow isn't in the right spot? The original headliner was in place when I disassembled the car, but didn't realize at the time that it was important to keep track of the bow locations.

When I installed my bows, I put them all in the lowest setting but it's got me thinking if they should be in a different spot. Can anyone show a picture of what a misplaced bow looks like?

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 20, 10:22 AM
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Re: How do you know if your headliner bow isn't in the right place?

Ryan, On my 67 the front 2 bows were in the middle holes. The back 2 were in the lowest holes.
I don't have any reference for the 5th bow for some reason. Mine were also color coded for position
but I don't have documentation as to what color for what position. I labeled the bows but have since
sold them.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 9th, 20, 03:11 PM
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Re: How do you know if your headliner bow isn't in the right place?

This is a thread I was involved in when I was doing my headliner. It includes a description of the location of the stock locations of the bows. I have that attached below. It also has a description of how I installed the headliner.

https://www.camaros.net/forums/23-in...ded-holes.html

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 13th, 20, 05:14 AM Thread Starter
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Re: How do you know if your headliner bow isn't in the right place?

Thank you all for the help. I did exactly as you said Allan, and put my front two in the middle holes and that flattened out the whole curve. Before when the front were in the lowest holes, there was a distinct distortion pulling up in the center where the bow clicks into the plastic slider on the roof. With them moved from the lowest to the center holes, it flattened everything out nice and smooth.

I had a similar situation with the 5th bow and moved that from the lowest setting to the middle. And when I checked the 4th bow was already in the middle. So for me, across the board, all of my bows were in the middle position.

I tried to get a picture of what the distortion looked like and I will try and get a before and after so it may help someone else in the future.

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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old Apr 13th, 20, 12:44 PM Thread Starter
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Re: How do you know if your headliner bow isn't in the right place?

Here's the pictures. Hopefully they can explain more what I'm talking about.

Before:





After:



You can see in the middle of the headliner, the top picture has some tension where the clips hold up the headliner. On the bottom picture it is smooth all the way across.

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