I just got off the phone with a very cooperative and agreeable Steve Lang about returning my new heel panel for my '26 tudor. It came from THE ONLY Model T body sheetmetal supplier here in SE Texas. My old busted up rear seat riser has 4 panels of 2 3/4" wide inverted to the rear and this new one has only 2 panels of the same width inverted (or raised) to the FRONT. I was just wondering if there may be differences in this part in the last 2 years of Model T production and whether or not it should be covered in carpet. Would appreciate some of you tudor owners ('26 and '27)laying an eyeball on yours for my decision making. This $40 part will cost me over $20 to send to MA. Thanks in advance
Here is the riser on my May 1926 Tudor.
Mine looks like yours.
Tuna fish and snuff huh, Dale? . . .That and our '26 tudors give us a lot in common. Thanks for the pic. Your riser with the 4 recessed panels is just like mine - except a great deal more serviceable.
No snuff for me! The cans came from co-workers.
How many of your Tudors still have the pasteboard sound deadener? Or whatever that cardboard like thing is.
So far only three risers look like Dale's picture. Would like to have some known '27 tudor input. What is the location of the pasteboard sound deadener to which you refer? . . over the pan sheetmetal under the rear seat? I only have the thin cardboard between the driver side seat back rest springs and the sheetmetal back.
Not to squeeze your thread George but hey Dale, what is the frame number of your Tudor? I noticed it doesn't have the carpet rivets in the heel panel. Georges does. I'm thinking there was a mid-year change on this and other parts of the early 26 Tudor
Never mind Dale. I see it's a May '26. That's close enough. That would make it a late 26.
There was definitely a redesign to the 1926 model year sometime around May of 1926. The earlier cars differ from the later cars in several ways. I know things like the door handles changed around that time.
George this was under the back seat. The opening goes around the "hump".
Thanks for the last pic Dale. Mine didn't have that square protective material around the hump of the under-rear-seat pan. I did have some white webbing UNDER the hump and, consequently, above the rear crossmember. The picture that Ken sent is of the seat riser that started this thread - depicting the 4 recessed panels. I'm still not sure if they changed materially during the '26-'27 production run or if they were covered by carpet. Guess I could call the Cartouche folks to see if their kits cover the riser?