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55 400 headliner bow grommets
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2012/2/17 8:31
From sanford NC.
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Has anyone replaced the grommets that hold the headliner in place? If so, where can one find the correct size and type? Steele has a universal one that is close, but I am not sure it will hold the bows correctly. As always any help is deeply appreciated.


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Re: 55 400 headliner bow grommets
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2007/4/20 17:54
From Fresno CA
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I was unable to find anything the size of those in the 47 and do not know how they compare to those in a 55. My bows run lengthwise so maybe different. I did find a grommet that I made work although the wide flange is nowhere near as large as the original. Here is the one I used in the 47 and McMaster-Carr has a few other sizes in this same configuration.

EDIT: Per BDeB's post, If the 55 has a 5/8 hole then those I used would not work and McMaster has nothing with one wide flange that large. Probably you will wind up using whatever generic grommet Steele sells or one of the equal size flange grommets McMaster carries.

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Re: 55 400 headliner bow grommets
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2008/11/28 17:50
From Calgary, AB Canada
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See Group 31.4586 in the Parts List Menu on this site which shows the part number as 376112, used from the 20th to 56th Series.
The description shows the grommet as 11/32 ID, for 5/8 Hole and .050 Groove.

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