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Front Headliner Cover Resto

Post by Russm21 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 3:58 pm

So I've been doing some interior work and got around to dealing with my disintegrating front headliner cover. I'm using a combination of tongue depressors and Gorilla Glue to shore up the cracks. However, I'm at a bit of a loss on how to repair the mounting clips. Like most others, the plastic part that the metal clips attach to is busted and my clips are missing (Idiot PO glued the cover directly to the headliner ](*,) ). This is the part I'm talking about:
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After a google search, I saw where a guy basically put a bolt through the outside of the cover to attach the mounting clips. My problem is that I don't even have the clips to bolt on. So I'm forced to fabricate a solution. So my question is, has anyone tackled this issue before? If so, what was your solution?

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Re: Front Headliner Cover Resto

Post by hornhospital » Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:30 pm

Suggestion: industrial strength Velcro. Worked great on E36 door cards.
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Re: Front Headliner Cover Resto

Post by GRNSHRK » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:00 pm

Russm21, I do have a couple of these front headliners, saving one to repair mine, also damaged by incorrect removal by a P/O ](*,)

I am also going to move your thread to the "Interior" forum, where you will likely get more feedback [-o<

Please PM me if you want to make a deal :lol:
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Re: Front Headliner Cover Resto

Post by Russm21 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:17 pm

hornhospital wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 8:30 pm
Suggestion: industrial strength Velcro. Worked great on E36 door cards.
That's a very interesting idea. I'm going to explore this.
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Re: Front Headliner Cover Resto

Post by Russm21 » Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:20 pm

GRNSHRK wrote:
Wed Jan 13, 2021 9:00 pm
Russm21, I do have a couple of these front headliners, saving one to repair mine, also damaged by incorrect removal by a P/O ](*,)

I am also going to move your thread to the "Interior" forum, where you will likely get more feedback [-o<

Please PM me if you want to make a deal :lol:
Thanks. The one I have is in pretty decent shape, save for the broken clip mounts and missing clips.
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Re: Front Headliner Cover Resto

Post by anchored » Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:39 am

I designed a part that takes the place of the sunroof motor access panel.

It bolts onto the mount for the sunroof relay and pulls the panel up.

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Re: Front Headliner Cover Resto

Post by Pod » Tue Jan 19, 2021 8:35 pm

Those plastic clips always break. In the past I’ve drilled holes through the cover and into the locating tabs in the roof. It is then easy to use black-headed self tapping screws to secure the cover. They hardly notice against the black material. Usually the job can be completed with just four screws and is a permanent solution.

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