I'm looking for some information about the mounting points for the top irons. I have some brackets that mount at the front of the belt rail, just behind the doors. Does anybody have measurements for where these should come through the belt rail? I just finished rewooding my runabout (later, slant-windshield 1923) and I need to mount these. I don't have any top irons, but buying the new ones from the vendors seems to be the wisest choice. Does anybody have any measurements for placing these before I go butchering the wood?
if you're lucky, you'll see two notches in the sheet metal where the bolts go through the wood to secure the bracket. The bracket will also have a "tail" which will bolt at 90 degrees to the top two, into the door latch pillar, so the location will almost be a given, once you have the brackets.
Chuck, that looks like a later car with the tack strip instead of a belt rail. or maybe you just don't have a belt rail installed in your picture.
Scott, no notches on these panels. I've seen a few pictures where there's a hole drilled through the belt rail where that bracket goes through. Just wondering where I should drill before I go messing up good parts.