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Old 02-25-2007, 11:36 AM
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I have a 1966 SS impala and I am replacing the headliner and I was woundering is there clips around the edges or do you just glue it or what?
Any tips would be great. Thanks
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Old 02-25-2007, 03:02 PM
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I havent done a Impala yet but I did do one in a 67 Chevelle. stretch and pull to the sides . use spray glue but not to much, it will come through the materal. the side trim will hold it in place. I ve got to do my 65 impala wagon next.
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Old 02-26-2007, 03:23 PM
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There are tack strips around the windshield and the back glass. There is also a little tack strip above the rear sail panels. The sides do just glue.
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Old 02-26-2007, 09:30 PM
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Cool how do I find them?
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Old 02-26-2007, 09:32 PM
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Old 02-28-2007, 03:15 PM
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The tack strips are secured to the underside of the roof (front and rear)with pan head screws. They were originally a pressed cardboard of some type painted silver. Some of it may be gone, so I replaced it with cut pieces of paint stirrers! The strips above the sail panels are approx. half way down from roof towards the package tray.
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Old 03-08-2007, 10:10 AM
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What is the best way to secure the leadliner to the tack strips and can it be done without taking out the front and back glass?
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Old 03-08-2007, 03:43 PM
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Attach with 1/4" staples in a staple gun, factory also recommends gluing just as the rest of the headliner with contact cement first. And yes, the tack strips are accessible under the chrome trim without removing the glass. By the way, the 1/4" staples will probably be too long to use in the tack strips above the rear sail panels, so use shorter if you can find them.
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Old 03-09-2007, 01:28 PM
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If you go to the sister site "Chevelle tech" there is an excellent post in the interior forum on how to install a headliner. Here is the link.


http://www.chevelles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=161372
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