Bows and irons on a 23 T touring car

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard A Eddinger Sacrament Ca on Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 06:42 pm:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 07:51 pm:

Richard,

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:
http://www.fordfarm.net/25TrgTop.html
http://www.fordfarm.net/25TrgTop2.html


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.)

Respectfully submitted,

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 08:01 pm:

Richard,

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

Respectfully submitted,

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Carter - South Jersey on Saturday, June 27, 2015 - 08:20 pm:

Here is what a one man top for a 23-25 looks like by itself:
top bows


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard A Eddinger Sacrament Ca on Monday, June 29, 2015 - 12:26 pm:

Thanks for all the information and pictures they were exactly what I was looking for


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