Hi all, does anyone have a clear photo of a '26 touring with the top up where the storm flap meets the top of the windshield? I put a new top on a few years ago and think I may have finished it off wrong because I get all kinds of wind coming in between the top of the windshield and the flap near the windshield wiper. I tried putting a rolled up newspaper up in there but it doesn't work that good! Just want to make sure that it is right. thank's
My trick is to use a piece of PVC pipe with a slot cut length ways then I slip it over the flap and clamp it to the windshield, once the PVC is painted black, you can't see it and the wind doesn't whip past the flap.
Mike, I'm having trouble visualizing that, can you post a picture? Thanks!
The wind flap on my 1924 cutoff touring is installed correctly (according to the directions in the top kit), but it sometimes gets blown back from in front of the windshield to inside the car in bad headwinds.
this is what mine looks like, excuse the bad photo,
would like to see a pic of your set up with the pcv pipe if you can! Thank's
mike, would you have a photo of that set up with the pcv pipe? thank's
How about some pieces of velcro strategically placed along the top of the windshield frame/flap?
My roof has two flaps on the front so I just place one on each side of the windshield and that seems to hold it in place.
I don't believe Ford used a flap on the straight windshield cars. I use the design that Ford made for the slant windshield cars on my cars. For the earlier cars, you need to make the base for the flap out of a fairly rigid material, and sew the flap to that after the rigid material has been covered with top material or bowdrill. It should be fastened to the top portion of the front bow. I made one for my '13 roadster not long ago, and thought it would be fine, but at speeds over 35 mph it still blows up, so I need a more rigid material to sew the flap to.
Here is the install on my '27 touring.
That weather flap or rain flap is placed on the front bow, and is positioned so that the flap folds over the top frame. The short end with the snap fitting opening is for the wiper arm.
(example of rain flap, this one is '23-'25 version)
The flap large edge is inside the car. It goes over the top frame.
This view is with the hand pulling on the inner large flap, showing how is comes from the front bow.
Above view from the outside, showing the outer narrow edge of the flap, and how the slit and snap go around the wiper arm.
And above with the outer flap pulled up, you can see how this rain flap sandwiches the upper frame in its fold, and seals the front of the windshield to the top.
Hopes this helps, showing the fitting of the rain flap to the front bow pictures I don't have. Didn't think at the time of install to do a photo shoot
Thank's, I will post some better pictures of mine which I think I may have installed backwards or something because it just doesn't seem to make sense the way it came out and the instructions weren't that clear a few years ago when I put it on, I made a lot of mistakes and am just now getting around to trying to trying to correct some of them.
Is the weather flap mounted on the top or the bottom of bow ? are the top hold downs mounted on the top or bottom of the bow ??
How is it mounted on the 15m Touring ??
The windbreaker with my kit did not work without a windshield wiper to hold it up in the middle so I did not install it.
I don't plan on driving in the rain so that should not be a problem. However as a back up plan, I can use Rain-X on the window so a windshield wiper is not needed and I found that a length of foam pipe insulation just fits in the space over the windshield and seals the opening as well or better then a standard windbreaker. So the plan is if there is any chance of getting caught out in the rain, I'll treat the window with Rain-x and throw the section of pipe insulation under the seat. I should be a able to see where I'm going and stay relatively dry.
Here is what the instructions show:
More photos is what it is supposed to look like at:
That works for me thanks
Geo n L.A.