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      packing that windlace nails in to.

      There is a packing material that is wedged in a channel on the 544 interior. The windlace is nailed into this material. Does anyone know of a supplier or acceptable substitute ?
      thanks
      dean

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      I tried to figure out what material it was, and the closest thing I could determine was that it was some form of MDF (medium density fiberboard) - the same type of stuff used under laminate countertops and maybe in furniture from Ikea (although that might be pressboard).

      From memory, I think it was about 3/8" thick and about 1/2" wide. So an odd ball thickness here in the U.S.A. I also felt it was a bit more dense that what we would find at the local Home Depot.

      I also determined that you needed to remove the headliner to install the windlace all the way around the door. So for the time being, I have not done the job.

      See starting at 9:14 here

      https://youtu.be/mGYedrWWxRE


      You can probably buy a 2' x 2' x 1/2" panel of MDF at a Home Depot, cut into strips and then use a belt sander to thin to the correct thickness. If possible, try to find a MDF that is rated as waterproof or water resistant.





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      It's called tack strip or tacking strip. I got mine from here back in '02 :https://www.restorationspecialties.com/
      Here's a link to their PDF cat.: it's on page 117: https://www.restorationspecialties.c...talog_RSSI.pdf

      I have my old invoice and I bought TS58516 and TS58716 for my 1960. I don't remember if I needed both sizes or only used one size.

      If you run a search for Automotive tackstrip you will find some other options. It seems like most are now rubber/plastic and not the laminated cardboard.
      Last edited by gearbasher; 05-13-2020 at 06:56 AM.

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      Thank you for that link, gearbasher.

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      BTW, I still have some remnants of the stuff I used. Here's what it looks like:
      DSC01247.JPG
      DSC01248.JPG
      DSC01249.JPG

      From my invoice and what I have left, I believe I used TS58516 for the windlace and TS58716 the headliner. But, I'm not 100% sure.

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      Thanks for the leads.

      dean

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