Attached is photo of the Cartouche windbreaker hanging on the front of my 26 roadster windshield. The length of the portion that will hang down in front of the windshield (has the v notch for the windshield wiper) matches the width of the windshield frame. That's good. I see no purpose for the material that extends out from both ends of the front flap. That material is not shown on the installation drawing. The instructions say cut off all material to make the windbreaker the same width as the windshield frame. The Classtique windbreaker on their installation video does not have the "wings" hanging off the ends. My inclination is to cut them off.
Check out these pictures, maybe they will help with this question and your question about the top pads:
Thanks, I'll study the pics. Not much re top pads though.
Don't cut. The front bow is always vinyl wrapped to prevent water from soaking into the wood bow. The other bows are cover with cotton bow drill.
The excess you see is wrapped under to the curve of the front bow, it provides rain shield to the upper inside of the front bow.
Two ways to fit the post for the windshield, used the easy way here, punched the 'wing' to let the post come thru.
These are pics of Eliz Estep doing a '27 just didn't get enough shots of the way to wrap the wind up under.
Best view of her way.
This is the usual way the wing flap fits.
Jim, others have made the same mistake when trying to sort out the windbreaker. Instead of hanging it vertically from the front of the bow, when fitted, it lays horizontal under the bow, with just the front edge turned up onto the front of the bow. The section through which the wiper protrudes then hangs down vertically, at right angles to the breaker when installed. At the ends of the breaker, there will be some material to be cut off once it has been tacked up to the bow.
Hope this helps.
Allan from down under.
Thanks for the inputs. I will take another look a dealing with the wings.
I don't care for the photos posted above. I believe the 1926-7 models are done the same way as a 1925, and what I see is not correct. Just a few weeks ago, I mailed Mike Francis an original wind flap from a 1924 touring. It is the same as the roadster. Mike Francis is the new owner of Classtique. When wrapping the front bow, you must angle the material on the bias, or it won't work. It is done from one piece, as original. It is tough to go around the corners of the bows, but it can be done, and I've done it twice in the past few years, first on a '25 roadster, and next on a '13 roadster, and they both came out just like Ford did it. A little contact cement or 3-M spray adhesive helps too.
Do you have pictures of the correct windbreaker/windflap, Larry?