Chances are that you never noticed the cord installed around the exterior perimeter of each door on your car. At least, you never did until you tried to do some restoration work on it. This material is called windlace trim and it’s normally sewn out of special material around sponge cord. Many automakers have standardized around a ½” flange, but there have been some subtle changes over the years. You’ll want to check the make and model of the specific vehicle you’re restoring to ensure proper fitment.
While it might seem odd that such a small part actually has the same fitment requirements of many more complex pieces of equipment, those who restore vintage vehicles often have extremely high standards. That’s why they rely on Collectors Auto Supply to stock weatherstripping that’s designed to match what they currently have on their motor vehicles.
Automotive Windlace Trim Weatherstripping
Since windlace trim is part of the door assembly on most cars and trucks, it’s of vital importance for both structural and protective reasons. Drivers don’t want to allow debris to get lodged into their doors and they also don’t want to permit moisture or other types of waste to congregate in the gaps between the door and the frame of their vehicles. Doing so could eventually have a deleterious impact, which is especially concerning for anyone who drives a classic car. Vintage automobile collectors are often understandably concerned about the integrity of their automobiles, and this sort of thing could potentially cause a fair amount of damage that could be easily avoided with proper precautions.
Drivers will want to match the make and model of their vehicle to the various types of automotive weatherstripping that are currently available for the collectors’ market. When possible, we’ve done our best to aggregate authentic and properly sized components, which are vital for those who are restoring a vehicle to the original specifications that are laid out by the manufacturers. Research has often been necessary to ensure that each of the parts are appropriate for the various vehicles they’re marketed toward, but it’s been worth it considering that we’re also car enthusiasts ourselves.
Replace Your Dated Windlace Trim
Replacing a dated part on an automobile can be difficult. While you’ll want something that works well and will hold up to the elements as well as the possibility of road debris, you also want to make sure that you’re not installing a part that’s too different from what the original automaker put on the car. That’s why we’ve put together this collection of windlace trim for everything from 1941-1946 Chevy trucks to 1968-1969 Pontiac GTO Those interested in these components might also want to look into window sweeps as well as related pieces of weatherstripping.
Motorists who are having some difficulty replacing their existing trim can use our online contact form. Our team of auto enthusiasts will be sure to help them find the kind of stripping that would be best for their specific rides.