This forum is such a great resource. It has been a great help to me. I'm getting ready to prep and paint my wind shield frames for new safety glass and I don't have a clue what this is for. It looks like some kind of clamp. There are 2 wing nuts on the inside. If it is not needed I will weld the holes closed, and should there be a gasket or seal between the lower windshield frame and body? Thanks in advance! My T is a 24 fordor
It is a finger pull,used for closing window. Probably aftermarket.
Could be but the pull part is on the outside.
The lower windshield is fixed and does not move.
Looks like it's on the wrong side of the window for a pull. Appears to be a footman loop. Is that wing nuts on the inside? Not sure what it would be used for or why it's mounted there.
Yes there is wing nuts on the inside.
I have never seen anything like that in that location. Ken's guess about a loop is a possibility for tying something down. Removing would be a good idea unless you like it for a conversation piece.
It's a parakeet perch. It is a place for your parakeet to sit while you drive. The little bugger has to hang on tight being on the outside like that.
This is a perfect item to institute a conversation with:
"Well, it came on the car when I got it, and I did hours and hours of research -- and finally found that it is an aftermarket ............. that was sold at Sears and Montgomery Ward for 90 cents."
Then come up with several things to amuse folks with. Parakeet perch; Pocket Watch holder (the leather rotted away); Clamp for the bottom of a flag pole; etc. etc.
The old folks will all say they remember one almost like it, and wasn't the Montgomery Ward catalog wonderful............
The young folks will eat it up. The more bizarre, the better.
In fact, for the teenagers, tell them it's a mount for an early model GPS. They'll believe you.
My 24 Fordor has the two holes, but there was a ashtray and match holder attached to it.
I like the explanation to the teenagers...they'll eat it up!
Another good story is that it is a lifting loop that they used to drop the body on the chassis.
My favorite is when someone asks about the speedometer gear on the front wheel and I tell them the car is front wheel drive.
could be a tie down for one of those early camping tents that attach to the car