Are patterns or measurements available for making a 1927 Ford Roadster top? We want to make a canvass top using original pattern if we can find one.
Haven't come across any sketches of '26'27 tops, there are sketches of '22 and earlier.
Here is a '23-'24 runabout top that had been fitted once. There are two pieces to the top, the top cover, and the rear curtain. Normally the rear curtain is fitted first, then the top cover stretches from the rear bow to the front bow.
And here are the dimensions of the rear window too.
I was looking all over for this for my 26 roadster too! Since I'm going to leave the top down all the time I see no reason to spend 350.00 on a top and another 300 on a boot, so I am planing on using top material from sail rite at 14.00 a yard to make a quick top that will look somewhat correct covered in the tan boot.
We made our own top for a 23 roadster years ago.
If I remember right I think the top support straps was made from old seat belts out of the junkyard. we got the bows lined up good and tacked these in place first.
Sometimes you've gott'a be inoperative. Next we made our patterns from an old bed sheet, stapled the sheet to the bows cut the 4 pieces to fit to where they looked pretty close to right then, straight pined the back and sides in place.
We then put the patterns on top of some old naugahyde couch material from an upholstery shop we drew the out line with chalk allowing extra material for folds and overlapping where needed, we used bailing twine for the cord on the sown edges for the round bead look, my dad stitched the whole thing together by hand with an old leather sowing tool (awol) we used waxed thread. It was on the car for 15+ years and was still on it when we sold the car.
Probably had $15 bucks in the whole thing,
"Sometimes you've gott'a be inoperative"
LOL, must be another spell checker malfunction!
I think you meant, "Sometimes you've gott'a be innovative".
Good job on the home-made top, Steve, do you have any pictures of it that you can post?
It didn't catch the pig tool or missing solder either.
But I got the meaning.
I've had resonable luck finding that information at the archives.
Good Lord what a mess...!
I got to start proof reading before I post, the great wonders of our Apple iPad auto spell correct. Pretty embarrassing.
Ken the sow tools are getting hard to find these days. Lol
Mark the T is long gone no pictures. If I do have any stored away they would be old 35mm photos.
can't stop laughing, sowing tool,that a good one
Well, I have my own spell checker problem. That should have been "soldier" not "solder".