Can someone tell me or show pictures of the correct way and location to mount door straps on a 25 touring? Also what is the correct hardware? Thanks
This might help a little.
Richard -- great photos at the posting. I believe they are actually the 1921 - to mid 1924 as I believe the touring body you showed had the narrow arm rests. They may have been used earlier -- but I believe the latches would change some time in there as you go earlier. I still have not been able to pin down exact date -- probably never will. For had so many times of overlap.
The late 1924 & 1925 cars went to more metal in the cowl area, had equal length hinges, slightly different striker plate for the latch, and a unique strap holder for the right front door. I don't know if the rear doors used one -- as it was created because the wood post was replaced with metal.
Below photos are from Larry Smith’s article on his 1925 pickup. Published in the “Vintage Ford” as well as Bruce’s (RIP) “Model T Comprehensive Encyclopedia.” (Thank you Larry! Great article and fun read. Do you know what they used on the rear door straps? )
Above compares the 1916ish to mid 1924ish striker plates. The one with only 2 holes is the mid 1924-1925. The other one goes back to 1916ish.
Photo below is from Model T Haven -- Thank you Mark for your support to our hobby. It shows the 1925 with equal length hinges.
And what those hinges mid-1924 to 1925 hinges look like is shown below:
Below is a 1923 low cowl touring but the lower hinge bracket sticks out on the 1915- mid-1924 touring (and runabouts).
Below is the shape of those 1915- mid-1924 style hinges (location of holes may have varied some over the years)
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Good information Hap. I am glad to see a better answer. My doors did have the earlier hinge.
If needed,I have a couple of those door strap clips. Very hard to find.
As I recall, the screw that holds that clamp on is a #12-24 Round Head Slotted screw. I used a black Navy belt for the job, available at most surplus stores. I got mine at the Navy Exchange.