I am in need of one of the pictured items to copy! I will rent it from you, buy it or whatever you want. Please share it with us. (Dave Sosnoski or Steve Haas!)
I think that Dave is in the same situation as you are. See his request at this link. Regards, John
What are they?
On the early version of the 1924 Coupe (those made during the 1923 calendar year), these panels covered the inside of the body below the quarter window. The garnish molding which runs across the bottom of the window is incorporated into the top, and the projection at the bottom fills in the gap where the back corner of the seat cushion curves around. They were eliminated around Jan of 1924. From that point on there was a separate garnish molding under the window, and a separate piece which filled in the gap at the seat. The space between was just a piece of cardboard covered with the upholstery material.
The ones in Steve's car were cut off just below the garnish molding and he is missing the rest. We are attempting to locate one so that we can use it as a pattern to recreate the missing pieces on his car. Unless someone has an extra set they don't need - which would save us some work.
Maybe you have already tried but have you called Model T Haven?
They have piles or did have by their photos on their website of T parts and pieces.
Those sheet metal pieces are not readily identified unless you know what you are looking for and familiar with them.
I have a late 24 Coupe which have the later version like Dave is describing.
Somebody in their parts piles stash has them.
When I was looking for a right rear fender for my Coupe I looked and advertised for 2-3 years and finally found a NOS fender 6 miles from my house and it was only by chanch as it was at a yard sale of advertised old car parts.
After that they began showing up on Ebay.
The first couple of years of going to hershey I looked for coupe fenders, none was to be found, now that I found some I find dozens of them every year there.Dvae I hope you find them to finish your book!
I have sent Model T Haven a picture and a message regarding these, and was told they do not have any to rent us for copying or selling. Steve Haas
I don't understand. You say you have part of these and you posted pictures of these. You indicate you can make these if you have a pattern, With the parts you have and the photos you have, just build them.
Jim, I think they have photos of the parts, not the parts themselves to copy. Hard to make an exact duplicate from photographs
The pieces Steve has have been cut off just below the garnish molding at the top. All he has is the piece of garnish molding. The rest of the panel is missing including the piece at the bottom which fits around the seat. The photos are not of Steve's pieces, they are just meant to show what the pieces we are looking for look like.
We can certainly fabricate a panel to fit in the space, but if I'm going to spend the time to make them I would prefer to make them correctly instead of just tossing something in there and saying good enough nobody will know. I'll know!
David, I understand that having the actual part for a pattern would be best.
But as long as you have some part to use to establish measurments using the pictures. measure and make templates to try in the actual car. You may need to do this if a original does not appear. I have been forced to do this a few times.