This one might have been posted before, but I wanted to ask about the straps being long. I thought that the strap that were long were a feature of the earlier cars, that ended in 1912.
Were some carried over?
I don't know the answer (not an expert on 1912s or early 13s). If I could make out the following details in the photo it might give some clues:
Are there footman loops on the front of the forward bow?
Are the the fittings on the windshield hinges for straps to attach to missing?
Do the front fender/headlight irons have holes to attach the strap hooks? (hidden behind fender)
Wish the picture was clearer. Determination of those three points wouldn't prove the long straps were factory but would give good evidence to support that conclusion. There, I've added my lack of knowledge to the discussion.
I think the long straps ended in 1911.
The straps were short in 1912 and attached to a loop on the windshield hinge assembly...
the end of the windshield stand has a hole for the strap hook if you look close you can see it. the hole top cover and straps are not org.charley
The window in the rear curtain is not stock. The rear curtain may have been repaired or replaced. The rest of the top material may have also been replaced.
It is a well worn Model T. The top is an aftermarket replacement that likely came with those straps.
Here is what a new 1913 top looked like:
I can remember back in the '60s I used to tell people, including McCalley, that the crank handles were black, and Royces photo certainly proves it. Of course now we know better, but back then were were still learning how to restore Model T's correctly.
I wonder what town the new car is in, dealer tag on firewall anybody know?? what's behind the horn blub & why are there tags on the back wheels and not the frt ?its hot outside and I got to much time on my hands!!!!!!!!!!.charley
I posted the photos of that car on the Forum a few years ago Charley. There are 4 photos if I remember. I do keep a file of photos including the website where they came from. I'll check that and see if there was a location mentioned.