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Old 03-17-2019, 07:20 AM   #1
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Default Late 31 steel top pickup

Between the top and the two steel support ribs is what looks like a rope about 1/2" in dia. It looks original but is hard and want to replace it. calling different suppliers, no one knows what it is. Any ideas? Paul
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Old 03-17-2019, 07:43 AM   #2
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There does not appear to be anything under mine but I'm sure there is at least some anti-rattle material there. A 1/2" rope is too big and nothing like it is used anywhere on the late '31.

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Old 03-17-2019, 08:16 AM   #3
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Post a picture so we can see what is there
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Old 03-17-2019, 09:05 AM   #4
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I've seen fender welting used before
Not sure if correct or not
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Old 03-17-2019, 10:31 AM   #5
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See post #5 in the link, may give you an idea.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=259944
My original steel top has the same thing , looks like cotton rope.



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Old 03-17-2019, 02:34 PM   #6
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Default Re: Late 31 steel top pickup

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See post #5 in the link, may give you an idea.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=259944
My original steel top has the same thing , looks like cotton rope.



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Correct. Is is cotton rope. We used to call it sash rope. Used originally for the holding window weights in the homes that used sash weights. When I did our steel top CCPU, I was able to reuse the cotton sash rope that my CCPU came with.
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Old 03-18-2019, 11:09 AM   #7
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Default Re: Late 31 steel top pickup

Here are some shots of original anti-rattle rope from a Budd cab.

This was sent to me by John Charlton when I was restoring my truck and he gave me the unique top bows for the roof (Thanks again John!).

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Old 03-18-2019, 01:11 PM   #8
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Bratton's have it in there catalogue part no. 34351
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Old 03-18-2019, 03:56 PM   #9
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I have a "like new" set on my bench. Went another way with mine.
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