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Ian
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Do the bows that hold the headliner install with the "dip" up or down? I'm trying to fit a cage tight to the headliner (this one's yours Pete!) and can't remember what the bows in my car looked like before I removed them.

I hope they go up, because then this main hoop is just about perfect.

Ian

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Good point about the installation pain. I'm not sure yet about when to install the headliner. It's easier to do without the cage, but I've got enough fabricating to do that I'd hate to spoil the headliner with spark damage from grinding or welding.

Ian

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Here's a follow-up question. I am converting from a sunroof to non-sunroof and removed the sunroof cassette.

What do I need to do to reinstall a headliner? There are sets of holes which I assume are for the headliner bows along the roofline. Do I put the bows in all the holes, and then the headliner over the bows? Or is there an additional piece needed for the non-sunroof headliner. I still have the high-tech piece of wood that mounts the dome light.

Thanks,

Ian

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The bows go inside the channels sewn in the headliner. Then the bows are mounted together with the headliner. I think the bow placement is somehow different with/without sunroof, but I don't know the details. I'm not sure if there's holes for both arrangements.

I just moved the headliner from another car and I had a lot of trouble getting the bows stay up.

Tommy

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The sunroof car doesn't have the rear attachment 'ledge' that the non- sunroof cars do.

The 'ledge' creates a gap at the top of the rear window, ostensably for airflow

out of the rear of the car. I've never really tried to examine one

carefully, but I seem to remember that they're cardboard and light plywood...

The sunroof car just attaches the headliner to the pinch weld like at the front.

It's a big difference in structure. And looks like a pain.

You could duplicate its function by using perforated vinyl.

We did that on Jenn's car....

t

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