Fender Beading

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Fender Beading

Postby 2001f4s » Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:44 pm

Looking for replacement fender beading. This went between the fenders and the body and also there was a strip between the front/rear fender and the floor board.

Any ideas on sources, material of construction, and dimensions for this beading. Also was it painted or black?

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Re: Fender Beading

Postby DGreen » Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:52 am

It's also referred to as welting. You may find better options if you use that term and should be to source the nylon or vinyl version of that just about anywhere in many colours. There was a posting about the colours used for welting a few months ago, as I recall, perhaps in the discussion about upholstery colours and paint schemes. The things between the running boards and the fenders are actually specially moulded rubber gaskets. I think I've seen those regularly on eBay, though they were pricey, like many of the other reproduced rubber gaskets for the roadsters. In a pinch, you could make something reasonably passable for those out of inner tube rubber wrapped around cord or tubing to form the bead, I think.

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Re: Fender Beading

Postby mikeyr » Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:10 pm

I prefer it black but on all the 4AD's I have seen that were original, it was painted. Any fender welting will do, but the original was quite thick, like a 5/16" rope wrapped in vinyl. The most common is to use VW welting but its pretty thin compared to the original 4AD welting, but easily available. When I did my 4AD, I had my upholstery shop do the interior and fender welting, they did it wrong the first time by using standard welting rope or whatever its called and was too thin.
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Re: Fender Beading

Postby Mark Thompson » Wed Nov 16, 2016 12:27 pm

Moss Motors carries fender "piping" in black, red, green and cream for the MG-Ts. It comes in 9 yard lengths.
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Re: Fender Beading

Postby 2001f4s » Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:53 am

Thanks Mark, I will check it out.

I found a source for 5/16 rubber welting, and was thinking that size might be appropriate for the Singer.

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Re: Fender Beading

Postby mikeyr » Thu Nov 17, 2016 7:50 pm

yes, Singer used pretty thick welting.
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