I am currently restoring a 1913 runabout and am missing the braces that go between the windshield hinge and the body. I understand that there are 3 different lengths for these braces depending on the brand of windshield. I have a Vangaurd windshield with the piano hinge between the top and bottom frames. Does anyone know the length of the brace I need?
Contact Larry Smith.....he will know the answers to your questions.
Russ, I measured those on a friend's Vanguard with the piano hinge before I actually found an entire '13 winshield, seems to be they were 16". Gimme a day or two and I'll go measure 'em again. Or I'll have him do it and post it!!
Russs, my buddy Tom said they're 18". I'll PM in case u don't see this!
Tim thank you so much. That will be a great help in my search and or making them. Thanks again.
I have a 1913 T with the same windshield you have and my braces are also 18".
I just noticed you are restoring a runabout. My car is a touring. I assume they are the same.
Thanks for checking, yes the runabout and touring a the same.
The two sets of 1913 braces I have are 17 3/4" long. One set is 9/16" O.D. tubing and the other set is 5/8" O.D. tubing. They are both original sets.
Thanks for the info. Are you interested in selling a set?