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'32 ford coupe top insert question

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by T&A Flathead, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. T&A Flathead
    Joined: Apr 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,910

    T&A Flathead

    32 ford guys, I have a question.
    Will a 3w coupe tack strip fit a 5w? If not, how much modification?

    Anyone sell a 5w tack strip?

  2. Rajo 1
    Joined: Aug 29, 2008
    Posts: 40

    Rajo 1

    No radius very different.Call Mike at Restoration and Reproductions.503 257 2433
  3. Al Consoli
    Joined: Mar 26, 2008
    Posts: 1,625

    Al Consoli

    I think Juliano's sells a universal top insert kit.
  4. so_dak_kid
    Joined: Oct 12, 2010
    Posts: 324


    They are different. I made a tackstrip for my 3w out of a couple of 32 sedan tackstrips. The key is to have the four corner pieces, makes for an easy job. Also, if you have an original 3w tackstrip that your thinking of cutting up, I'd think twice as they are worth big bucks!

  5. 5Wcoupe
    Joined: Oct 2, 2007
    Posts: 306

    from L.A., Ca.

    United pacific is working on one. Should be available this later this summer.
    I believe it will be the 1st to be reproduced as original.
  6. This kit is ,as you say universal and is more suited for street rods and doesn't use the original tack strip. HRP
    Joined: Jun 3, 2005
    Posts: 8,249


    I always bought the stuff in straight lengths and work it around the corners 1 nail at a time. It also takes 3 apps of sealant. 1 for the outer edge of the strip and top material, 1 under the molding where the nails go through, 1 over the nails as the top "flap" gets gently hammered down and leveled. best to have someone inside to shore up the wood too when you're driving the nails and laying the top piece over. Last, I use a 3-4" block of hardwood to get a final smooth shape without hammer head bumps. I even do that on wireon.
  8. T&A Flathead
    Joined: Apr 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,910

    T&A Flathead

    Thanks for the information and advice.
  9. So-Cal Speed Sacramento
    Joined: Sep 6, 2008
    Posts: 463

    So-Cal Speed Sacramento
    Alliance Vendor
    from Sacramento

    I don't know about the 3-window strip fitting the 5-window, but I do know that the 5-window tack strip will be available within the next few months from UP.
  10. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 6,257

    big duece
    from kansas

    Are these parts available yet from UP??

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