I noticed two different locations for the door check strap on two '14 front door jams. Has this been discussed before or does anyone know if there was a consistent, correct location for them?
My first thought is that the two bodies came from different manufacturers and that would account for the different strap position.
Just my two cents worth.
Hi Rich - Don't forget that Model T's were a mass produced car. Further, as the assembly line was introduced, workers had to move faster and faster.
Net result, probably, if there was a check strap on the door(s)someplace and the car ran, out it went.
They probably weren't too fussy where the check strap went as long as it was on there.
BTW, I enjoy your paintings and postings very much.
looks like a good project rich, lets see the rest of it. i have a 14 roadster on the project list also
Thanks for the ideas on this. I have a collection of '14 parts not good enough to restore and a set of Mel Miller prints. The Rusty coupe was so much fun to build I have decided to put this together. I will post progress.
The "best" place for a door check strap is centered between the hinge pins. On my 1911, that is where the original holes were.
Be sure to glue in dowel that has been tapered into the wood. A pencil sharpener works well.