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#1436321 Thu Jan 06 2022 07:02 PM
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forman Offline OP
In what direction does the center bow on a 50 GMC go? I see that one side slips into the channel more than the other. Which side front or back or does it mater?

Re: headliner bow
forman #1436328 Thu Jan 06 2022 08:17 PM
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Yours isn't the first time that question has been asked. I searched for the answer but couldn't come up with the answer.

My opinion is that it should go on with the edge you can see toward the rear. The upper slot would go on the front part of the headliner so you can tap it in place, then the rear part of the headliner goes in the lower slot. That way, the wind won't catch it and rip it out. wink

I'm sure someone will be along with a more solid answer. I'm interested in that I have the headliner install ahead of me as well.

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[on edit] The Tech Tip says the rear half goes into the upper slot (that's reverse of what I said.) ohwell

Last edited by klhansen; Thu Jan 06 2022 08:22 PM.

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Re: headliner bow
forman #1436526 Sat Jan 08 2022 02:45 AM
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In my '50, the bottom half of the bow is supporting the front headliner board.

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Re: headliner bow
forman #1440049 Fri Feb 04 2022 04:27 PM
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forman Put your rear headliner panel in,put the bow on the edge of the rear panel,then carefully install the main big panel. Keep it all pushed back and install your windshield garnish mouldings. Left and right tails go under the edges of windshield rubber. GOOD LUCK !!

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