Need some help on a 21 coupe ,i need some int pics of the seat riser area and of the back seat mtg area also pics of the wood on seat springs top and bottom,thanks Mark
Wish I could post pics. I have an orgional '20 coupe opened up
Mark, try here http://fordwood.com/coupes.htm . Might have to look around but I found the wood kit for 23 runabout here.
There are some very good photos of people's Coupe projects on this forum. If you do a word search on "Coupe" and wade through them you will find dozens of them. They were most helpful when I re-wooded my coupe.
thanks richard, i looked at a lot of pics but sure could use some interior shots of seat area, thanks for any help you can give Mark
Mark, I just took some pictures of the seating area of a 1919 rewooded coupe. (I think it is 1919) I do not have the seat springs for the car.
Later 1923, 1924 with the doors opening at the rear and the fuel tank under the seat look a lot different.
Thanks Willie those help a lot main dif i see is my seat riser and trunk floor are metal,not 100% on the year of car i'm working on they told me 21 but could be later it does have suicide doors,thank again Mark
Mark -- It shouldn't matter much if it's a '19 thru '23. Other than the window operating mechanisms and provision for the electrical equipment, they are basically the same bodies. Other forum members might know of some other small differences.
Willie could you post some more pic of seat back wood all i have is the top board if i had a few more pics of it i can make it,also where the bottom cushion goes does the wood that in your car come out with cushion or? thanks Mark
Mark, the 1919 car that has the new wood installed was in bad shape. The seat springs that were in the car were bare. I do not think they used a wood frame on the back side???? I think the bottom one piece spring had upholstery and just set on that wood frame. The one piece spring back rest was done the same way and hung on that wood frame you see in the pictures.
The last two pictures I posted is a 1923 or 24 car with the fuel tank under the seat and the doors are not suicide type. Those have wood on the bottom side of the seats and two seats not one long seat. (Back rest is still a single spring)
Mike 1919 has a lot of wood in the doors and not much sheet metal. The later ones used very little wood. Also the seat riser is metal in the later coupes. Trunk is part of the body on the later ones and the earlier ones were separate from the main body. Cowl vents were also used on the later coupes just to mention a few things.
Mark, I went out and looked at the seats again and decided that they must of had a wood frame on the back side as there is not enough center support on that wood frame to keep the springs from sinking in the center with no support. My springs were bare when I got the car.
Maybe someone has a complete car and can add some information on the seats.
Mark, do these help any. I guessed at this wood from photos but is is reasonably close,
Richard does the seat back lift out i still have upper board and it has a bracket in the center that will allow it to come up and out,and thanks for the pics they really help,Mark
Yes. WARNING: again, this may not be as accurate as an original.
The seat back slides in an I put a screw on each side to keep it in place.
Thanks thats what i needed to see , Mark