My dad and I are getting ready to start a new restoration project soon of a 1910 torpedo or as ours has no doors I think they called it a runabout. Our question is how is the top attached to the back of the seat, dad thinks it should have a buggy rail, I think not. Who is right? pictures would sure help.
The car came without a top, irons or bows. so we are unsure what more we need to collect before we start.
Thanks in advance for any help on this subject.
From what I know there were no 1910 torpedo runabouts. There might have been 1911 model torpedo runabouts built in the later months of 1910 but they were not called 1910 cars. The torpedo runabouts that I have seen, (look at my profile), do not have a buggy rail.
You are right it is a 1911 I am still learning.
Thank you for posting the pictures
Here's a couple photos of an '11 Torpedo with original upholstery but has been repainted. Notice the horn bell mounted up.
It might be coming into the shop for some maintenance later this fall.
Very nice Steve! can't wait to see it.
Here is a link to that question from last year. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/349627.html?1363959111
It shows the way the top on my Open Runabout is mounted.