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Windlace channel #1321696 Tue Aug 13 2019 01:00 PM
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dgrinnan Offline OP
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I searched the forums about installing my new windlace and it appears a previous owner did some creative engineering? I see in several post that truck owners have had issues with the windlace channel being rotted and unusable? I am assuming that was the case with mine. I removed the lower 18" of the windlace at the front of the door because I was replacing the floors pans. The old windlace was held on by clamps, not a channel. Can someone confirm this is not correct/original. It also appears there is no outlet for a replacement channel.

The picture is the the type of clamps I removed. Does anyone have a picture of the channel and windlace near the lower front?



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Dave from Northern Kentucky
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Re: Windlace channel [Re: dgrinnan] #1321713 Tue Aug 13 2019 02:26 PM
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1954?

Jim Carter used to sell lengths of windlace channels, for some years.


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Re: Windlace channel [Re: dgrinnan] #1321721 Tue Aug 13 2019 03:43 PM
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dgrinnan Offline OP
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Yes 54. It looks like Jim Carter has it for the right side but not the left? I need to take a good look at to know exactly what I need. What is still good (if anything) and what needs replaced.


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Re: Windlace channel [Re: tclederman] #1321921 Thu Aug 15 2019 03:07 AM
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Originally Posted by tclederman
1954?

Jim Carter used to sell lengths of windlace channels, for some years.

They still have it. I just bought some sections. On my truck, right and left are the same.


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Re: Windlace channel [Re: dgrinnan] #1322037 Fri Aug 16 2019 01:42 AM
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Ace Hardware still sells little self-tapping countersunk screws too. No one will know.


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