I have been working on my '27 Coupe I was wondering what is the right wood around the quarter windows, so that I can figure out my bezel trim mounting. I looked at my wood, then I went to see what was on my spare quarter panels, and it's totally different. Is the bezel trim for them the same on both quarter windows? Is the wood the right shape/type? My car only had part of the bezel's. The piece across the top, and down the "B" pillar. The rest was gone.
Is the wood around the rear window the right shape, or do the corners meet.
Seems everything on my spare parts, are a totally different car. even the rain gutters for the trunk lid are different. The spare ones are much heavier duty.
This might help;
I am also restoring a 1927 coupe that has been in the family since 1950. I removed the original interior as it was pretty torn up so can provide pictures of the wood around the windows. Let me know if you'd like measurements. The back window frame goes completely around the window with the sides attaching by screw to the top.
Thank you both very much. The pictures help a lot.
On the quarter window, what are the three notches on the back piece for?
I have been asking about it and cant find answer ,if you find out please post it , There are 2 types one wood one all metal on the 26-7
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I would say the notches are for the trim. They have tabs on that side to secure to the wood with wood screws. The other side is secured to the steel latch post or pillar with machine screws. I restored a 26 coupe that had the all metal frame work for the windows. If the first pictures are of your body you seem to have a wood frame on one side and the metal frame work on the other side.
My T has the wood, the metal one, are spare quarter panels I have.
It looks like the metal brace running down to the floor, from the wood, helps hold the wood up in place, and to attach the interior panels to. I don't have those braces. More parts to find. Unless I swap the metal parts, to the quarter windows.
How thick are the pieces of wood, around the quarter window & rear window.
I measured the rear window wood to be 1 1/8 inches thick (thick being from the back side to the front side).
The quarter window bottom or horizontal piece gets thinner as it goes to the rear of the window. On the door end it is 1 3/4 inches thick and where the curve starts it begins a gradual thinning to 1 1/8 inches where it meets the vertical piece. The vertical piece is 1 1/8 inches its complete length except for the three notches, which are 1/8 inch deep.
And I agree with Leon that the notches are to allow for the upholstered pieces to attach to the metal window trim that is screwed to the wood frame.
Thanks, you all have been a big help!