Does anyone have pictures of how a seat back spring should be installed in a 1923 - 25 touring? I have the wood around the top of the back rest but nothing else. Are there supposed to be vertical slats as in the back seat area?
No slats. The spring is hung from the belt rail with two small loops of canvas webbing.
The sketch on the Fordwood site also shows slats in the rear seat, but not in the front.
Front seat wood of touring.
You can see remains of the material loop used to hold the backrest spring in position.
Ford Body and Price List photo
The later Improved Car front back rest on the touring used an anti-squeak fiberboard panel behind the spring. Did the same on my '23 touring front seat. May not be stock, but liked the idea of keeping the spring from rubbing/squeaking on the rear body panel.
So fitted a waterproof fiberboard behind the spring to keep it from rattling on the rear body panel.
Here's some info Dan posted a few years back on MTFCI
Thank for the great pictures and information everyone!
Royce, when I upholstered my 24 touring I asked your Dad if he could come out and get me started. Of course he came and in 5 minutes my questions were answered and I got going. We all miss your Dad and we are thankful to be able to have all the memories which we treasure.
Looks like I need to find some of the metal splice plates for the back of the front seat wood. I have two of them but it should have four, looking at Dan's picture.
Royce, I have a set of four splice plates and bolts that I can send to you, just PM me with your address.
Royce, It did not have 4 plates when I took it out.