Clarity for the last post I am trying to position the wind shield mounting brackets on a 1913 firewall . Does anyone have the accurate measurements.Thanks for you help .
You could have just added your comment to the original post. No need to create a new one. Without a reference back to it, this post is may be more confusing.
John Regan would most likely have that measurement. If he doesn't, it appears from photos that the brackets are very near lined up with the outer edge of the hood former.
4 1/16 in from the left and right sides, with the brass trim mounted.
Would you happen to also know what this dimension is for the late 1912 dash?
The brackets should be steel with steel screws vice brass for 13. Brass was correct for 12. Comments Larry?
The correct windshield brackets for 1912 are brass plated steel. Reproductions are solid brass.
I don't know mine to be absolutely original, but they came with my mostly complete 12 body. The brackets are solid brass, and the screws and nuts are brass plated steel. Still curious about spacing between the brackets?
Royce: Also curious whether this is the same spacing dimension as used on your earlier 12 2 piece dash? This has an original Rands windshield but I polished it without recording where these brackets had been positioned. This is a solid brass windshield that had been lacquered, so it took a serious buffing to clean it up....that work removed all evidence of the previous bracket positions.
Measured the spacing on our 13 touring which is mostly original....was never a frame off restoration, just a good solid model T.
From outside edge of brass trim strip: 4-1/8"
Across fire wall, center to center of mounting holes: 24-1/4"
I used a non-calibrated tape measure....Larry's may be calibrated and he is younger. "Smile"
See you at the San Diego Big 3 or Bakersfield swap meets!
Is '14 the same?
Ford factory photo of a new '14:
the factory photo of the 14 looks like leather seats?
No, it is new "Leatherette". Sort of a canvas with rubberized coating applied.
i knew it should not be leather, but it sure looks good when new!
The original screws were indeed brass plated steel, but what is interesting is the nuts. They are also brass plated steel, and are 19/32" across the flats. Probably RV would know something about the availability of those.