New Top for my 1915 Model T (Runabout)

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By SID KHONA on Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 12:20 pm:

Dear All,

I am in the process of restoring my Model T, can anyone help me to find a good supplier who has as close to original Top as possible for my 1915 Model T. I want to enter a show and hence changing my top. Attached is the picture of my Model T. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers
sid


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Wrenn-Monroeville OH on Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 07:59 pm:

Try Mike at Classtique upholstery. Problem is, the shipping might cost as much or more as the product. I bought all my "stuff" from him and am very happy. http://www.classtiqueupholstery.com/


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By mike_black SC/FL on Thursday, February 11, 2016 - 08:10 pm:

MAC's carries them too. http://www.macsautoparts.com/ford_model_t/


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dewey, N. California on Friday, February 12, 2016 - 03:49 am:

I believe Mac's carries Cartouche tops, I would go with Classtique.
I'm just a satisfied customer.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Friday, February 12, 2016 - 08:36 am:

Sid,

Welcome to posting on the forum. Note, while not original, you may want to consider having a roll up rear curtain like the 1914 and earlier tops had. It allows more air circulation than the tops with the fixed rear curtain. See: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/147528.html?1278501687 and http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/33554.html?1185740105

If your car was sold new in India or any of the British Commonwealth countries other than England it most likely would be a Canadian produced vehicle. If it is a Canadian produced car, the front doors should open on both sides of the body. It would also have a "Made in USA" removed from the engine block. Note Bill Mowle complied a table of Ford of Canada exports. It is included in Roberts' book "In the Shadow of Detroit. On page 70 it shows that 584 cars were shipped to India Aug 1, 1914 to Jul 31, 1915 and 764 cars were shipped to India from Aug 1, 1915 to Jul 31, 1916. (see: https://books.google.com/books?id=THOyZ5JwkEQC&printsec=frontcover&dq=In+the+Sha dow+of+Detroit&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwijjIrKqPLKAhUBSiYKHZsRDdsQ6AEIJjAA#v=onepag e&q=In%20the%20Shadow%20of%20Detroit&f=false but unfortunately pages 65 - 73 or so are not available for viewing) Please let us know if your car is a Canadian Ford, USA Ford, English Ford etc.

Also I would recommend making sure you have the correct year model for your car. Many times Model Ts are registered in the USA with the incorrect year of the car. It drives just fine but when you order parts you want to make sure you are ordering the parts for the body year/style that you have and not just assume the year on the title is correct.

Respectfully submitted,

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By SID KHONA on Friday, February 12, 2016 - 09:12 am:

My 1915 T is an original import from USA. It is the roadster or Runabout model as we call it. Very original and been with one family since last 50 years. Wanted to restore it to factory specs. Has only one door on the right side of the T. Many thanks for all the support and help, it is much appreciated.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Friday, February 12, 2016 - 07:50 pm:

Sid,

Thank you for clarifying it is a USA produced Runabout.

The following is not related to the top, but if you look at the Forum posting “Home for the Holidays” at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/40322.html it contains some interesting information about the different body manufactures that supplied Ford. And it tells/shows where to look for the body maker's letter and number. And it also mentions that you won’t find it on all the cars.

Good luck with your car.

Respectfully submitted,

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