Can someone post some pictures of the roll up rear window for the 1913/14 Touring car? I know the rear window is in three pieces, but how many brass fasteners are supposed to be on each? If someone has put a new Classtique top on their 1914 Touring recently, I'd love to see some photos! I just received mine and will probably be putting it on next week but I'm a bit confused on how the three rear window pieces go together.
Here is an earlier post on the subject of rear curtain on 1914.
Be very careful of the photos you look at, and don't pay any attention to Car Touche stuff unless you want to get it wrong! I would suggest looking at original photos taken way back.
This is actually a 1913, but the top with roll up rear curtain should be made like this for either year:
Original 1913 for comparison sake:
The loops that hold the roll in place are inside the car when not being used:
Not to find fault, but if you want to get things correct, refer to the photo above. First, the roll up straps do not have an eyelet in them. They had a slit with a small round hole through the leather.
Next, the brass buckles for the end straps on each side are not brass! They are black painted steel.
I'm sure Royce will agree with me on this.
I use roll ups on two twenty three's, one a Touring the other a Roadster. I can see with inside rear view mirror the traffic behind me plus I believe it eliminates to a point the parachute effect of the wind trapped inside of the top. I feel much more comfortable being able to see what is coming behind me, if I see coming some potential jerk setting up a rear end hit it gives me a little edge on stomping down on low hopefully if impacted it will be less, also gives me chance to go right or left out of the jerks path. This has happened more than once have no idea if a hit was coming the important thing--no hit. Also lot easier to see when reversing. Removed the back curtain sent to Classtique came back perfect fit. Also have habit whether modern or T to stay at least two car lengths back at traffic light or stop sign for the edge
Larry is correct, and I want to add, that from 1912 on all the common sense fasteners were black painted brass originally. My straps came from Vince Iaccono just the way you see them, so I used them that way.