Is this top for a 24' Roadster?

Topics Last Day Last Week Tree View    Getting Started Formatting Troubleshooting Program Credits    New Messages Keyword Search Contact Moderators Edit Profile Administration
Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2012: Is this top for a 24' Roadster?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Yoest on Friday, December 07, 2012 - 03:44 pm:

I have been told that this is not a correct top for a 24' Roadster. It doesn't come around to the bow on the sides and has 3 rectangular windows. I saw a pic of 17' Roadster today with the same top, so now I am questioning it.

image/bmp
old top.BMP (57.7 k)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack Daron - Brownsburg IN on Friday, December 07, 2012 - 04:39 pm:

I can't open picture?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Thode Chehalis Washington on Friday, December 07, 2012 - 04:41 pm:

Here is the photo:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Johnson on Friday, December 07, 2012 - 04:54 pm:

That is a one man top so the mechanism is correct for 1924.

However, the covering is not correct and does not fit right.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chuck Hoffman - Gold Country of Calif. on Friday, December 07, 2012 - 06:24 pm:

My 24 had 2 windows and came around the sidestop


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve McClelland on Friday, December 07, 2012 - 10:43 pm:

Looks closer to 1917-18 to me with the straight back curtain.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Yoest on Saturday, December 08, 2012 - 10:07 am:

Ok, mystery is solved, now I know. Also Chuck, your 24 has the latterns on the side, should mine have those and are they electric and where do they connect? Maybe you could give me a close up picture.
Thanks,
Dan


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Saturday, December 08, 2012 - 10:56 am:

Dan -- According to the Encyclopedia, 1919 and later cars with starter and generator came without cowl lamps, and vice-versa. The "electric" cars also had an electric tail light, and the non-electric cars had a kerosene tail lamp.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chuck Hoffman - Gold Country of Calif. on Saturday, December 08, 2012 - 10:56 am:

Dan,
I added the lamps with brackets from swap meets. They are also available repro from most vendors. They are not original to this car but I like them. Actually used 2 for tail lamps as well. I converted them from kerosene to electric.brkt
Sorry, no other pics as I sold the car.
Chuck


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Saturday, December 08, 2012 - 10:58 am:

p.s. -- I now see there is another part to your question. The cowl lamps on Chuck's car are kerosene lamps. Folks sometimes electrify them these days, often incorporating turn signals into them.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Saturday, December 08, 2012 - 11:00 am:

Is there an echo in here? :-) Yet another case of simultaneous typing.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Yoest on Saturday, December 08, 2012 - 11:04 am:

Ok, Thanks everyone, I believe I have it straight now, thought I was missing something else.
Dan


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Sunday, December 09, 2012 - 10:06 am:

Check your engine number to determine the date of manufacture. If it is a late '24, it may even have the '25 style rear window. A good indication would be the three holes in the top windshield frame, two for the mirror, and one for the wiper. The picture that Chuck posted is correct for a mid year '24.


Posting is currently disabled in this topic. Contact your discussion moderator for more information.
Topics Last Day Last Week Tree View    Getting Started Formatting Troubleshooting Program Credits    New Messages Keyword Search Contact Moderators Edit Profile Administration