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Old 01-26-2004, 08:48 AM
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To windlace, or not to windlace... that is the question.

Is windlace 'out of style'? I've noticed a lot of the recent interiors I've seen are not using it. I do like the way interiors look without it...but what about all the 'stuff' that windlace hides? The car I'm working on is my dad's '53 Stude hardtop. I have no problems not using the lace around the front or rear parts of the door jambs, but as you go up around the dash, up the A-pillar, and around the window opening, leaving the lace out exposes some not-so-appealing joints, creases, etc. that I'm not sure how I could hide.

Any thoughts here? Should I just suck it up and use it? Is there any harm is partially windlacing the interior- like skipping the door jambs, but using around the headliner/upper window edges?? Finally, how 'functional' is it? The car is/will be a driver, so if it does do a fairly good job at preventing wind noise, then I may be stuck w/ it.

Thanks in advance!

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Old 01-26-2004, 10:08 AM
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I ALWAYS use it but then I am pretty old fashioned. I prefer Naugahyde to leather too!
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I ran around half of the summer without the wind lace. After I put it in I could here the radio without blaring it. It's there for that reason to cut down the WIND
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I say too! I like to use it even when it's a pain in a A double SS to line up when doing a 2 tone job.

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Thanks for the input so far, guys! Nice pics, too. Is that vinyl windlace in that pic? Where can I find that? Thanks again...
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It's All Leather.

I make up my own windlace with 1/2 sponge rod from any upholstery supplier. Just measure around the door and cut a strip out 3 1/4'' wide. Cut out a pice of sponge rod just a little longer. Spray both with upholstery glue and let it set up 5 or 10mins. . Take the sponge rod and lay in down the middle of the strip and fold it together. Then run it through the sewing machine. I just cut it off and butt it in to the carpet.
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Old 01-27-2004, 09:36 AM
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Nice, thanks!!! That is MUCH more appealing to me than the regular cloth-covered stuff that doesn't flow as well w/ a leather/vinyl door panel.
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I like the windlace, too.

I guess, if you already have the cloth covered stuff, you could cover that with the vinyl just as well, eh?

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Old 01-28-2004, 05:57 AM
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When we did the 36 several years ago I did not want to put it in, but my cousin (who ran his own shop for over 30 years) talked me into it and I am glad that he did, it gives the car a finished look.
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Most of the high end rods that do not have windlace are painting there door jams the same color as the interior.



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Good call- I like that alot, too. Where can I see more pics of that yellow/white '55?
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Good call- I like that alot, too. Where can I see more pics of that yellow/white '55?
http://public.fotki.com/alzart/shade...ast/page3.html

I have a few real good sites with pics on my street rod links page

http://www.interiorsbyshannon.com/links.htm
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