Newbie...16 touring restoration
Should the door check straps go inside the door panels and upholstery - i.e. be hidden, or should they be placed on the outside and show. I've ordered some from Lang's and they come with brass hardware (screws) so I'm thinking they must show???
Anyone have a photo?
If you are a purist:
The correct door check strap for 1916 is cotton webbing, not a leather strap that Lang's sells.
The webbing strap is nailed to the wood door and body frames, under the leatherette panels.
RV Anderson sells webbing door check straps.
If you are installing the leather straps, most folks put them on top of the leatherette panels so the screws show. For 1916, you may want to use brass screws and grommets, not the supplied nickel screws and grommets.
I see that Lang's sells the webbing straps:
Thanks Erick...So on the outside with Brass hardware would appear to be a little sexier, but on the inside is correct.
Inside is correct for webbing straps.
Earlier cars had leather straps. I've always seen them on the outside with grommets.
Erik -- That should be oval head screws with trim washers, not grommets. I know, picky, picky, picky.
Gee, I don't know. Mr. Regan calls them French head.....
Trim washers - I'll use that going forward.
Erik, McFeelys calls them both Trim and Finishing Washers.
As Mike said, oval head screws with either slots (US Made cars) or Robertson (Canada built cars)
The only real difference between French Head and Oval Head brass screws is that the French Head specified they were polished brass. Both screws had the same mechanical specs as far as I could tell.
Any photos of the straps on the outside with brass hardware ??
I believe the correct name for the washers is countersunk washers, available a most good hardware stores, along with the oval head slotted wood screws.
Oval head vs French head -
I was being facetious (I know they're the same).
Hmmm,......My Dad used to call them "finishing washers". (???)
You aren't talking about Cup Washers are you.
If you are selling them you can call them whatever you want.
The lady at my hardware store likes to call them 10's.
still looking for photos of the straps on the outside....thanks guys!
Sorry for the fuzzy pictures. Hope someone has some better ones. These are what I have on my '15, '09 and YPC Bus.
I used #8 for my door check straps on my 1911. The #10 just looked too big!
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