Cup holders were probably not a big thing in T-days... but short of the toolbox ... where DID folks put their gloves, and extra loose stuff back 'in the day'? I kind of picture a slim leather pic I attaching to the wall to the left of the break leaver.... or hanging from the dash, etc.....
Not my car, seen elsewhere on the forum:
I have a friend with a '24 touring car that was converted to a distributor. The old coil box is a perfect glove compartment without modification.
Dodge provided a glove box in the mid teens.
When I built my bench weat for the War Wagon, I added two seperate dividers along each side for small tool rool and personal item storage. When you raise the seat cushion to fill the tank, you just have access to the personal stuff.
We have the coil box mounted on the engine and adummy coil box on the dash as well, but it is kinda small for stuff, so we mounted a clock and run all our dash wiring through it to the direwall under the hood.
When we got this latest depot hack, the owner had stapled a plastic small document holder to the inside dash with his insurance card and registration. I looked tacky and not period correct, so we removed it I'm leaning towards an under seat storage box or something up on the upper windshiled and roof, like a modern sun visor type orgainizer. A leather pouch along the drivers wall is an intersting thought as well
Hmm... if it weren 't for hacking up the dash.... not a bad idea. Could be cup tray for A&W stopped, too!
But, yeah.... that leather pouch is what I was thinking about..
When I had the upholstery installed on my 26 Tudor, I had the guy make and install a pocket on the bottom of the passenger's seat. Lift the seat, open the pocket to find registration, proof of insurance and a spare fuse or two.
I've added tool pouches to the front doors of the touring. If done again would add some pleats or gussets of more material so that the pouch can expand some more. But works for fuses, batteries for the turn signals and sun glasses, along with chewing gum too
Dan, when I was a kid we used to have leather satchels for school. They had a gusset end, and would be ideal fitted to the passenger side door with a couple of press studs. The only thing is I have never seen them in anything but chestnut brown.
Allan from down under.
Here's what I use. It's just perfect for registration, insurance papers, sunblock, screwdriver and a couple wrenches. It's helpful to have the tools handy for when other people need them, of course.
Here's an example of a 1913 Touring Car's solution to the problem.