Various wood screws are missing around the cowl of my '24 Coupe. I'm looking for the following slotted wood screws sizes (length/equivalent head size #) that were originally used for 24-25 closed cars. Other years may apply but I'm not sure.
1) Upper windshield hinge to header. Eight screws, assuming flat head.
2) Upper windshield inside trim. This part has the rubber strip in a channel and also incorporates a metal bracket for the swing arms. Three screws each side but the hole in the middle at the bracket looks smaller. Possibly oval head and two different size screws?
3) Lower Windshield screws, Two each side, possibly oval head?
4) Instrument panel screws, four, assuming oval head?
I just checked my restored '25 Tudor and found the following:
1) #6x1 oval nickel
2) and 3) #8x3/4 oval nickel
4) #8x1 oval 3/4 would work. I painted these black
I recall that I bought an nickel interior trim screw kit from a vendor and these were probably from that.
Perhaps someone with an original car could confirm or correct this.
I just removed the windshield from my unrestored original 1924 Tudor to replace the plate glass. All the screws you reference are oval head .75 inches long. One inch oval head would probably work, especially in the header.
Thanks for the quick reply. Are the Visor attachment points also #8 x 3/4" oval head?
The nickel plated interior wood screw sets that are available from Macs, Snyders and Langs are pretty much correct and are really nice.
Saves time by using them and they look really nice.
I restored a pretty much untouched 24 Coupe and upon removing the original screws I noticed the ones around the windshield frame were still pretty nice. I thought they were painted over steel but after closer inspection they were painted over nickel plated screws.
There are 2 places on the visor. Several screws attach the visor to the header and four attach the support arms. They are all #10 x 1" on my Tudor. I determined the header screws used countersunk washers under them from original pieces I had. The screw with the washer you can see in the first picture is a reflection in the paint. The actual screw is hard to see because of the flash. The second picture shows an original screw and visor piece.
Oval head I might add.
Thanks again for all the help. Pictures were a big help. Had no idea the visor had those countersunk washers. Not sure if a trim kit has those but if not I can find them.
Originally I was going to piece together the SS screws needed but now I'm convinced a nickel plated trim kit is the way to go. I still plan to use SS for all hidden body wood work.
You can get the countersunk washers at Ace Hardware. They have a good selection.