What is the size of screws used to hold on the common sense (Murphy) fasteners where they are attached to the top bows and the body? I believe it would be an oval head screw.
The ones I took out of a set about a week ago,looked like #7 to me.
The ones on my '25, I believe, are a #5-40. If you want, let me know, and I'll go out and check.
I was talking about a wood screw,where they screw through the bow into the wood backing.
The original screws holding Murphy type fasteners on my '13 and my '15 roadster appear to be #6 X 5/8" oval head brass screws.
Some of the ones on my '13 had an "A" on them, others the Murphy "M" in a circle. I am guessing Ford used more than one supplier. Anyone know what the "A" stood for?
I am talking about the wood screw. The #5 oval head fits into the common sense fastener a little better than the #6. And I believe the 5/8" will be about the right length to screw into the wood bows and the upholstery tack strip.
I'm inclined to think that a stainless steel screw would be better than a nickel or zinc plated steel screw, but I'll use what I can find. This will be for my 1919, so I will stay away from brass.
Anyone have about a hundred of 'em or know of a good reasonably priced source?
The #5 is kind of an odd-ball size, and even finding a slot head as opposed to a Phillips is getting difficult.
Keith try Winks hardware in Portland, they migh have them. Maybe even Parkrose?
I tried Parkrose. They only had them in brass and those were priced at 35 cents each. Ouch!
Fastenal can probably beat that price. I ordered some SS ones (larger) and got 100 for less than $20.
#5s are an odd size, but they are readily available with a quick search on the web. Several years ago I bought a box of 100 nickel plated #5 X 5/8 for $3.50 (Kennedy Hardware). Stainless #5 are also available at Mcmaster Carr, but they are 3/4 inch long.
They have #5 in brass but not in stainless.