My name is Brian Mettling and I'm 28 from Dayton Ohio. Just purchased a 1922 Touring about 4 weeks ago and absolutely love it. Had a question about bumpers- will the 26-27 bumpers fit my 1922 frame configuration? If not, I'll search for the old aftermarket marquette style bumpers. this forum is great! Glad there is a huge support base for the club
PS: Also looking for early '22 complete top set, any quality!
Also here is a pic of my car
The best thing to do would be to supply pictures of your bumper brackets so that we can all go 'hmmm'. Or simply take a bracket you have and hold it up to the frame.
The first Ford design for 26-27 for the front at least was apparently an actual copy of what was being done in the aftermarket prior by others. Picks up a few frame bolts here and there on the outriggers...allows itself to be leveled within the outrigger brackets after.
Someone else may chime in with a 'done it' and you'd then be home free...but if memory serves me correct (not always as accurate as it use to be) it is only two bolts per side with the bracket having a 90 degree lug on it that rests on the top frame. Back bolt lose, let it find height when the lug rests on frame top, add front bolt, cinch the bolts tight.
sorry, let me clarify, I don't have any brackets or bumpers. I wanted to add them on and start from scratch~ thx
Jack Daron will have your top-bows, I have whats known as T bar bumpers they will fit your T they actually bolt to the edges of the front and rear fenders after mounting email@example.com
Welcome to the more fun side of life. Like your car and I know you will get all the help you'll ever need here on the forum.
Nice car. I live in Dayton also. Maybe we'll pass each other one of these days.
Brian did you get your wheel seal changed? I am in the Mad River Ts but I'm working to much to help right now. Welcome to the club. On Saturday the 24 there is a vintage car cruise-in at the Heritage Center in Springfield. Bob McConnell of Gaslight Auto Parts will have his 28 Lagonda there.
brian, contact me through the classifieds. i have a nice set of front and rear aftermarket bumpers, sandblasted and powdercoated . i am 2 hours north of you.
to answer your question, the 26-7 bumpers fit right to the 26-7 frame, holes and all. you could probably make them fit an earlier frame, but it would be a lot of work, drilling holes in really tough spots. .
I currently have four sets of touring bows that would fit your car. Come take your pick. Email me for price,which includes new wood bows.
I just noticed,there are no body irons in your car to attach a top.What's up with that?
you're right, I don't have any irons, I need 100% of the components that make up a top. however, I do have this threaded hole in the pic. I presume that's where I mount it???
Look into the body through that hole, if you're lucky there will be a cast bracket that is threaded to receive the rod that holds the top saddle, see the attached pic of my 1923 touring/pickup. In the same pic, notice the additional bracket just aft of the door, the top irons pivot from that forward bracket. When you fold the top down, the top irons rest on the saddle mounted on the rear bracket.
ah yes. excellent. thanks for the pic, now I know what to look for!
Brian,I have those body irons also. You will have to come to Brownsburg.I'm only about 1 1/2 hours away.