I would like to make my own cover for my 15 touring top (this is the cover that wraps around the top to protect it when it's in the down position.
Do these wrap from the back and buckle in the front or wrap from the front and buckle in the back ?
Does anyone have some pictures they would like to share?
Here are some pictures of the top boot that I bought from Lang's for my 1923 touring/pickup, I'm very happy with it.
It wraps around the folded top from the back, and has two Murphy fasteners on each side to close it up. There are three long straps that come from the front of the boot, down the seat back, and snap into fasteners at the bottom of the seat back. It may be hard to see, but on the underneath part of the boot are two rows of eyelets and a drawstring, once the boot is in place you pull the drawstring tight and tie it like a shoelace.
I also bought a storage pouch for the boot when it is not in use, but it hasn't arrived yet (should come next week).
Hope this helps.
I have no pictures but they go on from the back and usually there are two straps connected on the forward upper edge of the boot that go down the rear seat backrest and fasten just behind the rear seat cushion.
The last one I had made for a '13 touring I requested three straps so that when the car was being hauled on a trailer at speed with the top down the boot would not fill with air and balloon up.
I am thinking of trying to make my own top boot for my '26 touring.
Since my wife works in a drapery factory and has a few sewing machines at home I figure we can do it together.
Ya, Mark beat me to it. That is a nice top boot.
The three straps make the boot stay in place much better than the usual two straps. Plus the passengers can sit between the straps instead of having a strap right in the middle of their back like they would if they had a two strap boot.
I also notice Mark's top boot has two fasteners on each side as shown in the first two pictures.
That is an excellent top boot. I have seen poor ones get blown up, ripped and torn so they drag behind the car on the ground.
When you tow the car on a trailer at 60 MPH they catch a lot of wind.
I don't think Mark's will ever do any of that.
Thanks guys for the pictures and suggestions. I think I have enough info now to start on it. ;o)