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How to replicate vintage, thread-wrapped plug wires?

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Hey, all, I'm preparing to build a late-40s era mild hot rod 36 Ford 5-window, and would like replicate the thread-wrapped plug wires that were common for that period. Any ideas as to if such a thing exists in scale, or how one might replicate (simulate) the look? Thanks in advance for any tips or suggestions.

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Some folks use Bead Thread, (attached link for pic reference only) You just have to check them out and find the weave and diameter that works for your need. Pretty inexpensive as well. Hobby Lobby, Joann Fabrics, Michael's or any other Fabric/sewing store.

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On 7/21/2019 at 9:33 AM, Modelbuilder Mark said:

Some folks use Bead Thread, (attached link for pic reference only) You just have to check them out and find the weave and diameter that works for your need. Pretty inexpensive as well. Hobby Lobby, Joann Fabrics, Michael's or any other Fabric/sewing store.

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I built a early 30s kit several years ago for a friend. Used thread like this. Run it across a candle to take the fuzz off of it and it actually looks very accurate

 

I have a 33 Chrysler Imperial kit I have on my short list and plan to do exactly this all over again , very soon

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Try using wedding cord or bakers twine, Lots to choose from color wise, Take a look at Google Images.

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