Headliner install question about bow clips

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  1. spinedoc

    spinedoc Veteran Member

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    Installing headliner in my 70. I put the OER replacement clips into the roof, then tried to snap the bows in, but the lips are so tight, I can't get them in. I tried little Vaseline, no luck.

    Any ideas or tips? I feel the OER clips are too tight. I have had bad luck with OER products before. Any other brands might be better?

    Thanks for the any help.
     
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    Try installing them on the bows first, then slide them into the rectangle slots in the roof
     
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    Do what 1970Camaro says.
     
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    The clips have to be twisted to get them into the roof. Can this be done with them installed on the bows?

    Thank you
     
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    They shouldnt have to be twisted, the slots on the roof should be a rectangle slot with one end open. Can you post a pic of what you have?
     
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    See at 8:35
     
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    Mine aren’t T shaped, so I can’t do that
     

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    You sure you have a 70 roof?
     
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    Good question. Far as I know? Did 70 have the T shaped slots only?
     
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    Can you get a better picture of the whole roof underside?
     
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