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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: Curtins
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By samuel pine on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 07:25 am:

Ok I have most of my top pinned and stitched. I now need to figure out side curtins. 23 touring. I got
no clue what they suppose to look like, never the less where you fasten them. The car has no clues
more like it never had side curtins. I cant find
any clear photos or patterns. Especially how to
get in & out (front door) use a zipper like a boat??
All I have is vender photos but no placement of
where fasteners go.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By samuel pine on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 07:32 am:

I forgot to say, this is a retirement check once a
month stituation , ya all know what I'm talking about, so I gotta make due with canvas givin to me.
Plan is to drive it, thats what its for. Thanks sam
gettin cold around here!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By samuel pine on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 07:50 am:

I forgot to say, this is a retirement check once a
month stituation , ya all know what I'm talking about, so I gotta make due with canvas givin to me.
Plan is to drive it, thats what its for. Thanks sam
gettin cold around here!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary Schreiber- Santa Isabel Ecuador on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 07:53 am:

We never had a touring so can't help with side curtains but I think the tan topper looks fine. Of course you made a purist or two here lose their morning coffee. Screw 'em I say :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Hjortnaes, Men Falls, WI on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 08:46 am:

But that would be appropriate for the time period. You made do with what you had. Looking good so far.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 08:50 am:

A search on Google for "model t ford touring car side curtain pictures" revealed this:

curtain01


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bud Holzschuh - Panama City, FL on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 09:49 am:

Samuel

I think your top (and your T) look great. I admire people who "make do" when they don't have all the resources they would like.

If you want black, you could try a little thinned out latex paint on your canvas. Latex is pretty flexible and would last quite a while.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 09:58 am:

There are two hooks on each windshield post for the side curtains. The top one is long and has a big curve. The bottom one is shorter and more straight.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Charlie B actually in Toms River N.J. on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 09:59 am:

Bud has written my sentiments exactly. I just hope the material is sturdy enough for all the work you've put into it.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 10:01 am:

This thread from 2005 has a lot of good info on 1923 touring side curtains and their fasteners:

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/12597.html?1145124654


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Vaughn on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 - 11:10 am:

Here is a shot of my side curtains. They use fasteners that I purchased from Lang's. Makes for a cozy ride on a cool windy day.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By samuel pine on Wednesday, October 23, 2013 - 06:30 am:

Bingo!! thanks everybody, exactly the info I need.
And a note for those Not to "upset their morning coffee", I have not drilled or altered anything.
Funny just yesterday I noticed the hook and a 'drill
hole on the windshield frame. Unfortunatly these
will have to be black vinal thats all I have, another
freebe. Then when a kid, my father was always putting top dressing on cars. I dont even know if
they make that stuff anymore. I'm in a little rush
cause my engines only got about an hour on it, no
where broken in yet so-geter done. Now the tops stitched and on "the ole ladys steam iron does
wonders" . If you think runnin a milling machine is difficult? try a sewing machine.
Thanks sam


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By samuel pine on Monday, October 28, 2013 - 06:54 am:

Curtins part 2
another free roll of black nasty vinal. This stuff wants to bunch up even with tape. Any way I'm finally finished. This made a huge difference. We
are now having huge temp swings like 28 degrees
then in the 50s at noontime. Pic is kind of dark,
but this is the results, being all free. A learning
experiance. I'm a machinist not a seamstress!!!
but I'm happy with it.
sam


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange on Monday, October 28, 2013 - 08:54 am:

Looks good to me, great job!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bud Holzschuh - Panama City, FL on Monday, October 28, 2013 - 09:24 am:

You might want to reconsider a retirement career as a seamstress - its looks good!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Monday, October 28, 2013 - 11:05 am:

If you are happy, that is what counts.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary Schreiber- Santa Isabel Ecuador on Monday, October 28, 2013 - 11:09 am:

Looks good from here and they'll do their job.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Monday, October 28, 2013 - 03:17 pm:

My dad often used to say "If you're happy, I'm tickled to death!"
Looks good. Congratulations.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2


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