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Old 09-06-2018, 02:03 PM   #21
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What are these little critters called? The keep the headliner from falling down.

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Headliner retaining clips and/or fasteners. I found some online for our 98 a coupla years ago.
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I searched high and low and even had JWA questioning his Ford dealer at gun point, but somehow those for the sides of the headliner seem to be a miracle. My plan B is to replace those with fitting LED lights, would be a double catch, though.

Well first of all Karsten welcome back---been a while since we've heard from you. And WOW Mayhem is looking G-R-E-A-T now---kudos!

Regarding those elusive clips---as Regis says they are indeed headliner clips however they're ONLY used on vans with the full upholstered headliners! Typically they're located along the same portion where the rear seat belts attach to the body. I know this now only because I've recently acquired a 2005 E350 EB with raised roof with that very headliner. Because of this my Ford dealership parts guy nor I thought to look at those trim pieces.

Ford also used the typical barbed stem headliner clips in conjunction with those you show Karsten. Armed with that info a current Ford part number could be easily found and sourced but be prepared for sticker shock--they wouldn't be cheap. HOWEVER if you really really want/need those I've removed they're yours--PM with your shipping address and I'll send what I have--should be a full set however many that is.

So what adventures have you been on using your van ?
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Old 09-07-2018, 12:45 PM   #22
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Thanks for your offer JWA. Since I'll be selling the van I don't plan to do anymore to it.
I started a new job a year ago and the van stood the last year in my shop waiting to get a bunch of new suspension parts and brakes. The job won't really give time to travel and when I travel it's for business.
Maximum is weekend trips during off-season, but therefor I'd need a heater in the van etc.
So the van goes and some muscle car will come instead. For travelling, it'll be a rental in the near future.
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Old 09-07-2018, 01:13 PM   #23
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Nice to see another van with minimal build design. Mine is laid out in very similar fashion because I decided to transport my bike inside alongside bed.
Good luck in your new venture, Karsten!
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