Does anyone have a picture of the irons and bows on a 23 touring without the canvas. I have pats but I do not know if they are the correct ones. One man style with slanted windshield.
John Carter posted a link to Phil Mino's excellent photos of a 1925 top and bows. The USA tops are the same 1923-1925. [Late 1925 had a one piece rear curtain window -- but the bows etc. should be the same.] Includes sketch of the bow spacing also.
See: Phil Mino also has touring info on his site:
The Canadian tops had several different versions 1920-1925.
(The 1926-27 measurements are at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/173560.html?1291318078 and they include some relevant information you can use in fitting the bows that overlaps 1918-1927 when the bend is in the metal top irons reinforced with wood.)
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And there are lots of photos with and without the top upholstery on the bows on Tony Cimorelli’s web site on rebuilding the 1923-25 touring top at: http://www.cimorelli.com/mtdl/projects/bodyopen/23-touring-top-web/index.htm and http://www.cimorelli.com/mtdl/projects/bodyopen/touring_top_rebuild/index.html Tony did a lot of documentation when he rebuilt his 1923ish. It may or may not be exactly what the factory used – but it looked good when he was finished. If anyone has more accurate or better documented information, please let us know.
Tony also discussed replacing the top socket wood at: http://www.cimorelli.com/mtdl/projects/bodyopen/replacing_top_socket_wood/index. html
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Here is what a one man top for a 23-25 looks like by itself:
Thanks for all the information and pictures they were exactly what I was looking for