It's good to have tack strip attached to the cab walls so that nails, screws, or staples can stick to something. Old tack strip was heavy "cardboard", modern stuff is a semi-flexible dense plastic and is much better. The old tack strip was put in with spiral nails into the sheet metal, but sheet metal screws or self-drilling/self-tapping screws are more practical. Remember, none of this stuff shows when you are done. Restoration Specialties carries tack strip in several thicknesses and widths.
The windlace can also be attached to the tack strip with short sheet metal screws with washers under the heads. That way, it will never come loose. I didn't have much luck with a stapler. You may need to pre-drill the pilot holes for the screws all the way through the metal strip behind the tack strip in the cab, but be careful not to drill through the cab skin. The cardboard headliner and cab liner will cover the screw heads. Use a hand-powered screwdriver or a pneumatic drill to put the sheet metal screws in - an electric drill doesn't stop when you let up on the trigger, so it's sure to mess up the windlace and strip the screw threads.
Posted on Jun 20, 2012, 5:29 PM from IP address 22.214.171.124