My wife is trying to talk me into making a top from scratch. Does anybody have patterns for the top for a 23 touring?
you can do it just make sure you have a walking foot sewing machine. charley
Can't help you with a pattern, but I made one for my '13 roadster, and it came out pretty good too. This is the second one I've made. Not only do you need the walking foot, the back stitch feature is good too. I have a rebuilt Singer 211. I just don't feel good about having a Japanese sewing machine!
You should be able to take measurements from another car and make your own patterns.
Here is a link to Tony Cimorelli's website. I found that it has a lot of great information on the 1923 - 25 top installation:
Sounds like a neat project! If you do take it on, please be sure to post the dimensions of your final patterns and some pictures of the various stages of the project. Who knows, it might make a good article for the Vintage Ford! (for everyone except Larry, who has already done it before (twice!))
Just kidding, Larry....
Tom, that sounds like a project I need to learn from.
My 1924 touring will be used for weddings, so I need to consider head room and lots of open side and rear access for pictures.
I also really like the idea of borrowing from huckster designs to hang advertisements from the sides and park it on busy street corners.
Model T Restoration Handbook by Les Henry has a pretty good article on how to do it