Hello all,does anyone make the correct 1917-up open car black uncovered panels for the interiors?Everyone seems to have the leatherette covered panels that are not correct for these years open cars.Any help appreciated as i am finishing up my 1920 Roadster body.Thanks!
Are the uncovered panels not just black painted cardboard type material ??
1917 model year continued to use leatherette over cardboard. That's what is in my unrestored '17 roadster and what was in my dad's '17 touring that he purchased unrestored in 1949 from the original family.
My car dates to May 1917 while my father's dates to July 1917 which was the last month of the 1917 model year.
you want black water proof panel board. you should be able to get it from any upholstery supply house. I have used it for years . even if you cover them you still need this. charley
Contact Classtique Upholstery:
I have an original Ford door panel, NOS. It is much more grainey than what is available today.
About 20 years ago the local upholstery supply company had some grained, finished cardboard. It had two problems--too thin & was light grey! Solution: glue to another piece of cardboard, and use black flex-paint to make it look right.
Haven't seen it since. . . .