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showbizkid
10-02-2008, 09:41 PM
I've been following the other thread on windlace, and noted several references to "later vinyl Lark-style windlace".

My car, a 1963 Lark, has very tattered, original-looking cloth windlace rimming the doors on both sides. This stuff is so ragged I can't imagine it having been replaced at any time.

So what year was the last year cloth-style windlace was used? What year did they change over?


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Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
www.studebakersandiego.com

stude_s
10-02-2008, 09:49 PM
Looked at a early '66 the other day and it had the vinyl stuff like what SI sells in black.

ClaymoreWW
10-02-2008, 10:09 PM
my 63 Lark has vinyl windlace.

--george

1963 Lark Daytona HT - 63V J8 175
http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/larkkey.jpg

raoul5788
10-03-2008, 06:38 AM
My '63 Cruiser has cloth, maybe because it's a Cruiser?


Chip
'63 Cruiser daily driver
'57 Packard wagon almost on the road!

65cruiser
10-03-2008, 07:51 AM
My 65 Cruiser had cloth windlace.

Mark Anderson
Member SDC and FMCA
Keeper of the Studebaker Cruiser Registry
www.65cruiser.com


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mbstude
10-03-2008, 10:22 AM
My '63 had cloth. Was there any standard for which car got what?

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

tbredehoft
10-03-2008, 10:50 AM
Is there a possibility that the Daytona as a 'hardtop' got a different trim package?

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Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe (since 1959)
'55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
(Under Construction 494 hrs.)
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All Indiana built cars

mbstude
10-03-2008, 10:53 AM
That's what confuses me Tom. George's '63 Daytona HT has/had vynil, whereas my '63 Daytona HT had cloth.


quote:Is there a possibility that the Daytona as a 'hardtop' got a different trim package?

Matthew Burnette
Hazlehurst, GA

ClaymoreWW
10-03-2008, 12:08 PM
interesting findings...I highly doubt that mine was ever replaced (although anything is possible).

--george

1963 Lark Daytona HT - 63V J8 175
http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/larkkey.jpg

Roscomacaw
10-03-2008, 01:25 PM
This very original 63 Cruiser I recently acquired has the vinyl WL in it.[^]

Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

studefan
10-03-2008, 02:44 PM
63 HT, 63 convertible, 64 HT all have fabric.

tbredehoft
10-03-2008, 04:21 PM
Ok, hows this, Vernon Plant put in vinyl, SB put in cloth. Does this follow?

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Tom Bredehoft
'53 Commander Coupe (since 1959)
'55 President (6H Y6) State Sedan
(Under Construction 494 hrs.)
'05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
All Indiana built cars

showbizkid
10-03-2008, 05:14 PM
IIRC, Vernon closed down way before then. But maybe Hamilton?


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Clark in San Diego
'63 F2/Lark Standard
http://studeblogger.blogspot.com
www.studebakersandiego.com

Roscomacaw
10-03-2008, 06:12 PM
Yeah - last cars Vernon built were '56 models.;)

Miscreant Studebaker nut in California's central valley.

1957 Transtar 1/2ton
1960 Larkvertible V8
1958 Provincial wagon
1953 Commander coupe
1957 President two door

ClaymoreWW
10-04-2008, 05:38 AM
Would they have used vinyl windlace for vinyl seats and cloth windlace for cloth seats? (I guess this refers back to trim levels?)

--george



1963 Lark Daytona HT - 63V J8 175
http://www.teamwetworks.com/claymore/larkkey.jpg

studecruiser
10-04-2008, 11:23 AM
My 64 Cruiser has cloth wl.

http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o104/studecruiser/StudebakerShine001_001.jpg

rusty65
10-04-2008, 07:01 PM
My '65 Daytona has cloth windlace,in dire need of replacement I might add.It's on "the list" along with everything else.LOL