Help with new top for 1924 touring

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2015: Help with new top for 1924 touring
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Sacchi on Thursday, June 04, 2015 - 03:36 pm:

Hi everyone,

I am looking to install a new one man top for my 1924 touring car. I've been inactive with my car for the last 3 or 4 years, and I'd like to get it looking nice and presentable for this coming summer.

Is there anyone in the downstate NY area (Orange County to be specific) that is talented in this regard that might be willing to give me a hand in making this happen?

I haven't bought a top yet - I thought I might ask if there is any one kit that is best -

Thanks for looking!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Thursday, June 04, 2015 - 04:23 pm:

If your budget allows, you could contact Elizabeth's new business and she could come to your house and install your top for you, or train you to do it yourself.

http://www.class-it-up.com/

Elizabeth used to own Classtique Upholstery, but she sold that business to a well-trained apprentice, I'm sure she still uses their products.

http://www.classtiqueupholstery.com/


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James A. Golden on Thursday, June 04, 2015 - 06:31 pm:

Bob, you will have plenty of time to make a decision on that top installation.

No one stocks the tops and all quote 8 weeks lead time for a delivery, as far as I can determine while recently looking for a 1921 Touring upholstery part.

Mike at http://www.classtiqueupholstery.com/ was the only one willing to help me.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Strange - Hillsboro, MO on Thursday, June 04, 2015 - 08:05 pm:

I installed a Classtique top kit on my 1924 cut-off touring car (now a pickup) by myself in 2013. It was my first attempt at doing a top and I found the instructions that came with the kit to be very helpful. I bought a pneumatic stapler before I attempted the installation, it was very helpful because it allowed me to pull and hold the material with one hand while I stapled with the other. I also did a lot of trial fitting with clamps and push pins before I stapled anything down for good.

Here is the 2013 thread covering my installation:

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/387929.html?1379253208

Classtique also has a couple of good instructional videos on their website:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24PVyCfqQhU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH43ONSK6T0


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