I'm still hoping that some individual has the pictured item or items to rent/borrow(to copy) or purchase! Dave Sosnoski indicated they were on the early version of the 1924 Coupe (those made during the 1923 calendar year)which I'm in the process of restoring, 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.
Have you tried Mark at Model T Haven? His web site is http://www.modelthaven.com/index.html I would recommend you e-mail him and enclose your description and photos. Measurements would be helpful also.
He has a lot of parts and probably has some -- if he can locate them. Some people swear by him others at him. But he is running a business purchasing parts at wholesale and selling them at retail. I'm a happy customer -- because I think of the money he saved me over the gas, hotel and the other money I would spend if I went to Hershey .
Below are a couple of photos from his back lot:
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I bought almost all the sheet metal for the back of my touring from model t haven and was very happy with what i got from them.
A few more pictures from MTH.
Wooo one of these days I'm going there. I just love picking through rusty car parts.
I went there several years ago and was overwhelmed.
I bet the pieces for the Coupe that Steve are looking for are in there somewhere.
Small sheetmetal pieces for a T are hard to identify unless you know what they are for and familiar with them.
There are some in a pile of parts,somewhere.
We are fortunate that we located the owner of the pieces in the photo at the top and he has graciously let us borrow them to copy. They are on their way across the country right now!
Fantastic! Thank you David S, for the update.
I knew I had seen the photos before, but could never figure out where I had seen them. I had searched my old email records and not found them. I am glad that you finally made connection.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
It might be a good idea to keep a copy for the next guy who needs them!
I have some 24 Coupe floor risers and pillar brackets that I have kept because they arent being reproduced.
Hopefully someday someone will need them.
These pieces will be fully documented. I'll be taking lots of detail photos for my book. Then I'll make a paper pattern of the piece which will give the overall shape and locate all the holes, beads and bends. I'll make a CAD drawing of the part giving all the dimensions and showing all the details.
I then need to make up a bunch of dies for my Pullmax machine. I'm thinking there will probably be a die to form the bend where it transitions into the garnish molding at the top. A second to form the shape of the garnish molding and turn the flange on the inside edge. The holes in the garnish molding are most likely countersunk, so I'll need a countersink die. Then there is a bead so I need a die set for that. There is a dimple where each of the screws go which attach it to the body, so that's another die set. Finally, there are some V shaped tabs which are bent out to hold the upholstery. A slitting die to cut those will be needed. I'll probably make a plywood circle template for the nibbler on the Pullmax to follow to cut out the large hole.
When I make them I'm going to make another set to keep here. I should have everything I need if I ever have to make them again.