Does anyone have comments concerning Cartouche or Classtique top and upholstery kits ?
I have a 13 Touring and was very picky about the firm that used. The consensus of all the T veterans was that Classtique was the way to go. Mike and Elizabeth answered all my questions, and Elizabeth's videos on uTube were helpful. The longer video was for a later T, but the same concepts apply.
I think that the Classtique kit will cost you more than the Cartouche, but the difference in quality and support will more than make up for it. I intend to use their services for all of my future projects.
Ditto, times two.
Go with Classtique. Elizabeth and Mike provide excellent products and customer service. They are an A+ operation.
What Michael, Eric, Mike and Mike said. Go with Classtique. They are good people and their quality is far above Cardouch!
I am doing my 14 with a Classtique kit.Wonderfull quality, I made, and used the (spring table) and it works great!!!
Cartouche top kit is good for a driver but not what I would consider show quality. I put one on my 26 pickup and for the money I am pleased but if I were showing the truck, would not be pleased. It hasn't held up well, tearing at the corners where the back piece goes behind the rear bow. This is where the saddle hold down strap comes through. I have to put my top down to get the truck in and out of the garage so it probably gets more use in that rear than most others would. Also, the edge covering isn't sewn on very well and looks a little funky.
I have purchased kits from both. The Cartouche was for a 15 roadster. It just would not fit correctly. I ended up taking the car to a professional upholstery shop to have the work done. I have purchased two kits from Classtique. One for my 26 touring car, top and upholstery and another for my 1912 touring both top and upholstery. I could not have been more pleased with the results! I would not even consider anyone other that Classtique for my next project!
Better mark this down. Everyone here agrees on something!
Here are a couple of Classtique videos on installing their upholstery kits:
First, a 1913 Touring rear seat back:
Next, a 1926 Touring front seat back: