Topic: 1940 Ford Fordor Deluxe Windlace question?

RAK402    -- 08-04-2022 @ 7:32 PM
  Does anyone have a photograph of how the windlace is terminated at the floor?

Does it tuck under the door sill plates?

Thank you all in advance.

kubes40    -- 08-05-2022 @ 5:37 AM
  I do not have a photo. However, once it (windlace) gets to the floor, remove the core and glue about 1 1/2" of the material (core removed) to the floor.

Mike "Kube" Kubarth

RAK402    -- 08-06-2022 @ 1:02 PM
  As always, thank you sir.

I assume that, the flattened portion of the windlace (with the core removed) tucks under the floor mat in front and the carpet in the rear?

kubes40    -- 08-06-2022 @ 2:02 PM
  Yes, under the mat and under the carpet... correct.

Mike "Kube" Kubarth

1940 Tom    -- 08-06-2022 @ 7:34 PM
  Photos attached.

Follow Mike's excellent instructions/directions and your windlace installation should look something like this.

Good luck and have a nice weekend.


RAK402    -- 08-06-2022 @ 11:35 PM
  Thank you both for the information.

Great photographs Tom-I will attempt to make mine look exactly like that!

Thank you both again!

FirstRideRestorations    -- 07-10-2023 @ 1:39 PM
  Any chance someone has a photo of the A-pillar, door frame, and B-pillar with trim materials attached?

On the coupe I am working with, the customers car has no interior trim in place. Between the books recommended on the forum and what I can tell, it seems like a compact (u-channel style) windlace is pushed onto the metal pieces that are attached at the A-pillar and above the door frame, to finish off the headliner edge. Then, the B-pillar takes the foam core style windlace to the floor, fastened to a tack strip.

I am trying to confirm this in order to buy the proper materials, thanks.

kubes40    -- 07-10-2023 @ 1:48 PM
  Does this help?

The wind lace at the A pillar is under the u-channel that also serves to hold the cardboard panels in place.
Mike "Kube" Kubarth

This message was edited by kubes40 on 7-10-23 @ 1:50 PM

RAK402    -- 07-10-2023 @ 10:31 PM

Great photo of another beautiful 40!

FirstRideRestorations    -- 07-11-2023 @ 5:43 AM
  Yes! Thanks very much

EFV-8 Club Forum :