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  1. Skip Lackie's Avatar
    These people stock tacking strip in various sizes.

    http://www.restorationspecialties.com/
  2. Skip Lackie's Avatar
    I think what you have is the attaching tail of windlace that has dried up and been removed. The windlace was held on by small tacks. The earliest 2R trucks may have been somewhat different than the later ones, but the April 1950 parts book shows that the headliner and interior panels are held on by a C-shaped aluminum molding over each door and sheet metal screws everywhere else.
  3. Skip Lackie's Avatar
    I would call it windlace. It is round foam rubber with vinyl covering and a tail for attaching. SI has it in black for $2.50 a foot. Part number 801810. Other companies may have it in other colors. I think you need 40 feet for both doors. It serves to seal up the crack between the door and cab body, reducing wind noise and cold air intrusion. The aluminum mouldings and/or the lower interior panels cover over the tacks.
  4. Skip Lackie's Avatar
    Am no expert, but I have not heard of anyone. High tooling costs and small market probably means only one vendor.
  5. old guy's Avatar
    thanks for the info.
  6. Skip Lackie's Avatar
    There were no shims or spacers between the frame and bed. C cabs and T cabs are a bit different. On Champs, in the back, the bed is bolted directly to the frame with two bolts. 8E13 has a third bolt in back. In the front, the bed is held in place by two heavy clamps. 8E13 has two more clamps under the center of the bed.