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Old 10-04-2008, 03:25 PM
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80's GM interior mounting clips for headliner metal?? Help

86 Monte SS, I removed the headliner which required the removal of metal above the windshield and the two metal pieces above each door.

The front metal above the windshield had 3 plastic clips and I broke 1. The clips appear to go into the metal first and then "t" up and become a plastic clip that inserts into the metal of the roof and locks in place. Anyone know what this is called and where I can get it? AutoZone is clueless by me

The sides go on differently. They are smaller pieces of plastic that screw first into the roof of the car above the window. You them press the metal up onto the plastic and the metal snaps onto the clips. I broke these too. Again, what are they called and where do I get these bad boys????

I can post pics but Im hoping someone has dealt with this

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You will need to get whatever clips you need out of the Au-Ve-Co catalog. Auto parts stores aren't going to have them. All Au-Ve-Co products are available through Perfectfit Mcdonald, who has an online catalog. CLICK HERE They should be called something like "headliner retainer clips".
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Thanks, they have it as a WINDSHIELD UPPER GARNISH CLIP
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You will need to get whatever clips you need out of the Au-Ve-Co catalog. Auto parts stores aren't going to have them. All Au-Ve-Co products are available through Perfectfit Mcdonald, who has an online catalog. CLICK HERE They should be called something like "headliner retainer clips".
Dan,

Any sources for the garnish clips used on the 80s B-body wagons? In particular I'm looking for the clips that hold the garnish above the rear side windows and the back window on the wagons (they are two different clips). AuVeCo does not list them. I continually pester every trim clip vendor I see at Carlisle, Hershey, etc. I've found a few dusty clips hidden in these vendors' stashes, but have found no source for new. I've checked catalogs of other vendors besides AuVeCo, also with no success. Any advice would be appreciated.
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The last time I searched for those particular clips, I was told that Au-Ve-Co no longer makes them and have not been able to find another supplier. Other similar clips aren't the right angle or size to adequately hold. That was a couple years ago. I've since started to put trim screws through the molding to hold it in place and the customers are never even aware of the change.

As for the side hooks, they're a lot more durable. I've never had any of those break, just the screws ream out and I've put larger screws through them. They would still be viable to take from a salvage yard car. But don't count on getting the front clips.
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The last I needed the clips for the mouldings above the rear side windows on the B body wagons they were still available from the dealer,I still have a box of them in my tool box at work and could get you the part number. I am not parting with the clips. Jeff
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