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  • Interior: Studebaker International windlace - does it have the extra width already added?

    My research leads me to understand that original Studebaker windlace had a much wider tab on it than the standard off-the-shelf windlace. I just removed my original windlace on my 59 Hawk, and sure enough it had a metal screen sewn into the tab so that the windlace was held in place better.

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    Since Studebaker International only deals in Studebakers, does their windlace have the extra width already added?

    Or if not, is there anyone supplying "ready to go" Studebaker windlace?

  • #2
    You could do what I'am thinking of doing on mine and have it custom built with the extra length added in.

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    • #3
      The needed extra WIDTH has to be added to the mounting strip of the S.I. 801204R "Replacement" Windlace available in 9 Colors for $2.25 a Ft., Southeast Studebaker LLC can modify them or your Local Upholstery Shop should be able to.

      The 801668 & 801673 Black or Red "Original Style" woven plastic windlace has a 1 inch woven wire "tab" as original per Pg. 55 of the Catalog.
      Last edited by StudeRich; 01-16-2014, 04:31 PM.
      StudeRich
      Second Generation Stude Driver,
      Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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      • #4
        Here's a thread with a couple of posts of how I did mine, at home......with no previous sewing experience (although my better half Michele helped me by showing me how to thread the machine ):
        http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...t=windlace+tab
        Paul
        Winston-Salem, NC
        Visit The Studebaker Skytop Registry website at: www.studebakerskytop.com

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        • #5
          ...great and timely post(s)....I just received my windlace from SI for my '62 wagon.... was taking it to the upholstery shop today..... I like your use of the tabs "through" the material as opposed to crimping down under....

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          • #6
            I have 24' of the green windlace #801204R page 55 which I purchased from Studebaker Int. which I did not use. I will give it to anyone who will pay the shipping - #12.35 priority mail. PM me. WINDLACE IS SPOKEN FOR
            Last edited by 5brown1; 01-18-2014, 03:56 AM.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by 5brown1 View Post
              I have 24' of the green windlace #801204R page 55 which I purchased from Studebaker Int. which I did not use. I will give it to anyone who will pay the shipping - #12.35 priority mail. PM me.
              fantastic offer - If only the green would work for me!

              I need taupe or similar ...anyone got any extra that they'd give me a deal on?

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              • #8
                Originally posted by StudeRich View Post
                The needed extra WIDTH has to be added to the mounting strip of the S.I. 801204R "Replacement" Windlace available in 9 Colors for $2.25 a Ft., Southeast Studebaker LLC can modify them or your Local Upholstery Shop should be able to.

                The 801668 & 801673 Black or Red "Original Style" woven plastic windlace has a 1 inch woven wire "tab" as original per Pg. 55 of the Catalog.
                Just looking thru search to see if I could get a answer on 53 windlace. The catalogue says red or black "original style" has the long tab. But, it says it's 3/8". Is that the right diameter for the 53. Is it a different material or why is it not listed to fit the 53 coupe ????

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                • #9
                  The only reason I can see is that it says the "Woven Plastic" is "Original" for 1960-'66 Studebakers, I don't know if that is the ONLY reason, but earlier Cars were Cloth Covered.

                  I do not know, but that 3/8" seems awfully small, I would have guessed it is 1/2".
                  I have seen "Universal" Windlace as used in some "Other" makes, advertised that is 5/8" or 3/4" way too fat for a Stude.
                  StudeRich
                  Second Generation Stude Driver,
                  Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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