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28-29 Plymouth Cowl Lacing Question
« on: April 04, 2010, 04:37:34 AM »
Can anyone tell me what the original cowl lacing looked like?  Was it the flat type ot double beaded type?  And, how wide and thick should it be?

On my radiator shell, I have 3/4 inch wide double beaded lacing, with beads 3/16 inch thick.  However, this seems too thick and narrow for the cowling.

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Re: 28-29 Plymouth Cowl Lacing Question
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2010, 07:50:57 PM »
Can't say about 28 or 29, but my old 30 parts car had the 3/4" double bead on both the radiator and cowl.

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Re: 28-29 Plymouth Cowl Lacing Question
« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2010, 04:29:27 AM »
Thanks!
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Re: 28-29 Plymouth Cowl Lacing Question
« Reply #3 on: April 06, 2010, 05:03:33 AM »
Hey, John.  I typed an entire reply and then it just disappeared out into the ether so I'm going to try again.  My great grandfather bought a '29 business coupe new that was passed down to me.  It's been in storage since I last drove it in '57.  I'm starting its restoration; it is mostly complete and I believe mostly original.  I am sending pictures of the gasket (your "lacing"?) along the cowl and radiator shell.  It is 3/4" wide and 1/8" thick (it may have been 3/16" at one time).  It has raised beads along the length of either side with a thinner strip in between.  The gaskets on the cowl and radiator shell are the same.  I will have to send a second picture in a separate reply.  If you would like additional pics let me know.  Hope this helps.  Kim Mc

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Re: 28-29 Plymouth Cowl Lacing Question
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2010, 05:05:42 AM »
John: here's a closeup of the gasket on the cowl.  Not great but I hope it will help you.  Kim Mc

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Re: 28-29 Plymouth Cowl Lacing Question
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2010, 03:42:05 AM »
Wow - thanks for the pictures!  I can get the same lacing from Synder's for $1.00 a foot. 

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Re: 28-29 Plymouth Cowl Lacing Question
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2010, 06:00:09 AM »
John, Another thing to think about is the nails that hold this lacing in place. They are like a threaded nail. I took mine out by grabbing them with a plier and twisting and pulling at the same time. A couple of them I had to get inside and tap them a little to get them started out. These can then be cleaned and replaced. Now we are back to all original again

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