My 1923 coupe has suiside doors , making the rear window moulding different . I need help making a rear window moulding for it to hold the rear window in . I can find a moulding for the square windows , but not the oval one. I have been told these are made of wood . Any help would be appreciated
I steam bent this one using a steam iron and wet oak. I had nothing to go by and know it should be covered with cloth. It is finger jointed at the center of the top. The form was traced from the window opening in the body and trimmed slightly smaller to 26 1/2 x 11 inches. The holes in the form were for C-clamps. Not perfect but fine for this car.
Maybe this will help.
This is how the glass was held in, the material was like rattan covered in cloth.
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(Message edited by redmodelt on February 12, 2015)
Anyway, the material was covered in the same fabric as the bead around the doors. Send me a PM and I will get a couple of photos to you.
Why don't you laminate some wood strips then cut it out on a band saw? You might want to make a little oversize in length so you can make it in two pieces and lap joint it. If you have a blade welder then one piece would be the way to go.
Ted, I would go one further with the laminating. With a former like the one Richard used, laths of thin timber could be of thin timber/hobby plywood could be bent around the former and laminated until the required thickness was achieved. There would be no join necessary in such a construction. Each laminate layer join can be shifted to anew position as the layers are built up.
I did the tack rails on my 1915 tourer this way.
Hope this helps.
Allan from down under.
I wonder if someone with a CNC milling router could make these?
Or just a good pattern and hand router?
P.S. I cut a groove around the outside for the upholstery panels to fit into.