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Top Bow Spacing

Post by RustyFords » Wed Aug 19, 2020 11:30 pm

I’m about to put the top on my 24 Touring and was wondering if anyone has the measurements for where each bow goes on a one-man-top car in the fully “up” position.

I think I’ve seen it here before but my Google’s broke and I can’t find it.
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Re: Top Bow Spacing

Post by VowellArt » Thu Aug 20, 2020 5:48 am

Not sure of the year, but shouldn't matter if your car is late 22 - 25, this should be correct.
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Re: Top Bow Spacing

Post by RustyFords » Thu Aug 20, 2020 6:57 am

That’s perfect Martynn..thank you.
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Re: Top Bow Spacing

Post by John kuehn » Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:47 am

Just wondering if you plan to locate some used top material to go with your depression look Touring. It’s been interesting following your Touring’s authentic used look rebuild.

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Re: Top Bow Spacing

Post by RustyFords » Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:21 am

John kuehn wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 9:47 am
Just wondering if you plan to locate some used top material to go with your depression look Touring. It’s been interesting following your Touring’s authentic used look rebuild.
I was able to secure some perfect used material very soon after I purchased the car. It's in good shape other than a couple small tears, which I plan to use to add to "the look" by finding a period-appropriate way to mend them. I'm not quite sure what that would be though.

I stored the used top carefully, in a box in our laundry room, which is air-conditioned. So hopefully it has fared well over the last few years.

The only parts that didn't look usable to me were the long pieces of padding material that go under the top. I may need to buy some new ones from Classtique if they'll sell just those without the rest of the top.

Thanks for following along John. I've had this project in my mind for many years. It's fun to be making it a reality. I'm sure that, even when it's completed, I'll continue to fine tune the look for a long time as I try to make it look like a common used Model T that one would've seen in countless places during the Great Depression and WW2. I've appreciated suggestions on how to do this like this one from Allan about my colored burlap.

https://mtfca.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php? ... &start=400 (scroll down to Allan's post after the photos of my oil/gas box)

It's fun to try and dial in the details like that.
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Re: Top Bow Spacing

Post by DHort » Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:43 pm

Yes. You can buy just the pads. I would suggest upholstery thread and needles to repair your top. Then you should be able to use tar from inside a coil to slather on top of the stitches. That would be authentic for the era.

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Re: Top Bow Spacing

Post by RustyFords » Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:52 pm

DHort wrote:
Thu Aug 20, 2020 3:43 pm
Yes. You can buy just the pads. I would suggest upholstery thread and needles to repair your top. Then you should be able to use tar from inside a coil to slather on top of the stitches. That would be authentic for the era.
Thanks for the info David....I appreciate it.

I hadn't thought of using coil tar for the repair. That's a nifty idea. I wonder how it would fare on a surface that flexes a lot, like a convertible top.
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