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Replacing tack strips\what to use

I need to replace the tack strips on the interior of my 56 chev . They look and feel like a very hard cardboard. I did find some on the Luttys chev site
but thought I could make my own.

Anyone out there fab your own ? Any ideas what can be used?

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The ones in my '36 Willys were cardboard that totally deteriorated and just flaked out of the channels. I made replacements using thin strips of cherry wood (~1/2" wide by 1/16" thick). I laid layers of the cherry in the channels with generous amounts of yellow carpenter's glue until the thickness built up to ~1/2". The thin strips bent easily to the shape of the curved channels. Taped them down with blue masking tape until dry then attached them permanently with counter sunk, #4,sheet metal, phillips flat head screws into the sheet metal channel every 6" or so.
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