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PostPosted: Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:32 pm 
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Has anyone replaced wind lace on sedan without total removal of mint condition headliner AND rear windshield?
Any advice or exactly where to look for detailed instructions for this would be greatly appreciated.

Also, I may have missed this on our site. How to adjust all 4 doors, where to find the tool (its name) for removing
those odd looking factory screws/bolts securing the striker plates.

Thanks in advance for any helpful info.

Gods' blessings to all y'all,
Frank aka Bigfingers"

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 22, 2017 9:07 am 
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I believe the screwdriver?tool is called a clutchead today most if not all replacement ones use a phillips head.good luck removing the old if they have been there for years.no help on your windlace

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:23 pm 
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Howdy Barry and thanks for the reply & info re: CLUTCHHEAD screws. Now to "cruise" Ebay
tracking down the correct tool for removal. I shall replace them with Phillips head screws.
While on Ebay, I'll be tracking down '54 Ford parts manual/ repair manual.
My reply would have been sooner had I not fallen in our gravel driveway. Busted head
requiring stitches and hospital stay for my heart doctor to run tests and be sure no stroke
or whatever. Feeling good for now and have thanked God & Jesus for it not being worse.
Again, thanks for the helpful info.
God bless you & yours,
Frank aka Bigfingers

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:11 am 
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This guy has a deal on the manuals tell him I sent you: https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/mem ... n55.70276/ More info: https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/thr ... s.1005974/

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:18 am 
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Frank,

The answer is yes, the windlace can be replaced with the windshield in the car. My dad installed mine that way a long time ago. Unfortunately, I was too young and stupid to hang around and watch/help at the time, so I don't know how it managed it. But I know it's possible.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:10 am 
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Good evening Eric, my apologies for not replying sooner. My wife and I have been taking turns putting doctors kids through college.
Thank you for your reply. I've made the rounds with all the auto upholstery shops in immediate area. They all say the windshields
front, rear & headliner must be removed to do wind lace correctly. I've "studied" the situation & believe if I take my time I can do
it. Our son believes it is doable and is anxious to "get 'er done". Thanks again for the reply. ALSO, you did very well with your
garage overhaul. Outstanding work on that beam. Wife happy, evvrbody happy.

Smiles, MERRY Christmas & happy new year to you and yours.
God Bless all y'all,
Frank aka "Bigfingers

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 2:21 am 
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You may want to check out some of these videos too. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... d+windlace

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:14 am 
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Jeff B wrote:
You may want to check out some of these videos too. https://www.youtube.com/results?search_ ... d+windlace


Jeff, thanks for the videos "heads up" & your Aug. 2017 reply regarding good prices on manuals. My apologies for being so "tardy"
with replying. Too many speed bumps in life's road this year. Hope you & yours have very Merry and blessed Christmas.

Smiles, Gods' blessings,
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