On my coupe the top bows or ribs whatever they are called have the flat side up and the arched side down towards the interior. So when the top is covered it is flat across the top. Are they in upside down?
Bows should be slightly convex to shed water. Original Ford bows were curved on top and bottom (constant cross section except for the ends), you must have home made bows since you have a flat side to them. The curve is slight, so it may be the bows were made with too much curve and didnt look correct right side up and were reversed?
Here is a picture of the top bows in my 26 coupe
Rick ,should the headliner be put on first??
Yes, i did mine backward not knowing,i put the top on first when i should have done the interior first.
Thanks for the photo.I see mine must be homemade.
"Yes, i did mine backward not knowing,i put the top on first when i should have done the interior first."
Don't feel bad Rick, you're not the only one.
How much higher is the center of the '26 coupe roof than the sides? What are the approximate cross-section dimensions of the wood in the bow (breadth and depth of the wood member)? Lastly, from windshield to rear, what is the spacing of the 4? roof bows on the '26 coupe?
Thanks so much, Jim
James, i have no idea on the information you are requesting, this car was finished ten years ago and the only thing i could measure is the distance from bow to bow , i purchased the top wood kit from Snyders.