This question is for '26-'27 Coupe owners; all of my interior panels are in the car and I am thinking about adding the back-window shade.
How does it attach? Is there wood on each side of the rear window or do I need to locate threaded holes?
Threaded holes on this '26 Coupe.
Some of the coupes have a wood frame around the rear window and quarter windows. I think the one you have has the metal frame work. The 26 we restored had the metal header like yours. I will try to get the other pictures out to you. Had some problems getting them out to you the other day.
Attached are pictures of the wood framing around the rear window in my 27. I am not sure if it is original.
I think Leon is correct- so a metal framework would mean I have to locate the 4 shade bracket holes perfectly to get it mounted?
I used a heavy duty sewing needle to locate the mounts after the upholstery panel was fitted. It worked well and left no tell tale signs.
Does anyone have an image of the bare metal framework pre-panel installation? This would give me an idea of where to begin poking around.
Jim and Don.
Could you post a close up of the window frame and the piece that connects the quarter panel side window section to the windshield post. It appears that it has been finished somehow. Mine is simply bolted together. Was Ford able to use the type of steel that would be required to stamp those weight saving holes.
I found this thread that shows booth styles.
Yes, it does show both styles but the metal-version, the one I have, isn't pictured close enough to show the positioning of the threaded shade holes.
I can just start poking around wildly but I hate to ruin finished interior woolen panels if I am not sure I am close.
This is the best I can come up with. By using a sewing needle to find the holes it will not show any disturbance in the material.
Jim, Here's a thought for you to get close to where the shade holes should be. Put 3" wide masking tape on each side of the upper window where the shade should be mounted. Hold the shade with the brackets attached and take a pencil and mark where the bracket holes are on the tape. That will give you the proper width so now all you have to do is adjust how high it should be. Looking at most photos the shade is even with the top of the window. That should get you close enough to poke around with a needle.
Alby, I look at the first picture and wonder if someone did some bending on the top post frame? That isn't at all how this '26 looked. Here is the top wood post bracket on this coupe. It is located on the inside door top corner near the post. Hope this helps...
Thanks Don, your close-up should do the trick! Much appreciated.
Jim did you get the new batch of pictures I sent out?
There may be a picture of the rear window. Leon
Leon- yes, thank you very much for that batch of pics. Unfortunately none were that close with the rear window assembly that I could see where the ball sweat – it was fascinating, thank you again.