How is the top of a touring car kept from catching the breeze and flying like a parachute when folded behind the rear seat and still assembled to the top bows?
I first got some T experience with my 8th grade teacher. He and I worked on his '27 4 door when I was about 12 years old. After it was together and running he taught me to drive it on the school playground. Years later I had a T of my own that I put together as a huckster wagon during the 1980's. I sold it around 1993 and am now helping a friend get a hobby car 1926 chassis with 1925 touring body into running condition.
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A touring top boot. A cover that is put on when folded so it won't catch the wind. I check Lang's web site and saw them listed for just about every year but 1925. You might want to call them to see if they have them.
There is a boot that covers it with straps that fasten behind the bottom cushion.
Boot or no, folded tops should have the bows strapped securely in the saddles that support them. This will keep the top from catching the wind even without a boot.
Thank you for all the help! I think to start we will try strapping the bows to the saddles. If that fails we will look into finding a boot.
Don't try towing it on an open trailer at 60+ or it will balloon out. If that is the plan, wrap it with something for protection.