I have the top kit for my touring. It includes a piece that is 8 inches wide by 54 long that they call a windbreaker. If I understand the directions correctly it is attached to the bottom of the front bow and hangs there like sheets to the wind. 7 inches of vinyl fabric just hanging off your front bow would look like you forgot to read the directions.
Has anyone else installed this part of the top? Is there a way to make it look elegant - like it was the way Henry would have designed it? Any pictures that can explain the correct way to install it?
Thank you for your help.
There is enough tension that the windbreaker will lie somewhat horizontal.
Note that for your 1920 touring, the top would not have included the windbreaker.
Here is a recent discussion.
Thank you for that Erik. I did not remove a windbreaker so I am surprised they state I should have one. I will not put one on the car.
Makes life a little easier.
7 inches of vinyl fabric just hanging off your front bow would look like you forgot to read the directions.
The photo of the wind flap posted on the link above is totally WRONG! I have an original, and it is made of two pieces of material, and is not cut out for the wiper. I don't know where cartouche gets their information! I've made a couple of these, and they aren't easy to make. In addition, they are hung from the top portion of the front bow, not the bottom.
Cartouche strikes again! If you want good Model T upholstery, look to Classtique.
Here are some photos of a genuine Ford wind flap from a 24 roadster. Doesn't resemble the cartouche does it?