Any leads on availability for Tan Fabric tops .... Looks good on Dean Yoder's ride, considering for our '26 Runabout. Call me crazy ??
Ford Canada offered it for a number of years
I really like the look of a tan top on a black Roadster, Bob. If my Pickup didn't have such a nice top on it now, I would be be having one made by a marine boat-top shop with Sunbrella material, with a roll up rear panel, to let the heat blow thru on a hot day. My top is black Sunbrella now.
Classtique has been known to make anything from any of their material offerings...if you ask nice.
Recall Old Joe, the guy who I finished his 27 Fordor for? He was adamant that he wanted some real serious non-T mohair...I put him in touch with Classtique and they took care of making up a kit that fit perfectly but looked more like a Persian rug .
They do it for interiors, might do you a roof kit using Model A tan?
Bob ,George said it. I just purchased a tan top from Classtique for my roadster pickup. This winters project. I believe I talked to mike and he was very helpfull. I ordered in July and got it at the end of August.
Dallas: Believe I met Mike from Classtique at the Forum Members meeting/picture at Hershey two weeks ago.
I had a girl in our local club make my top.
I believe Mike Stormo's top is a Classtique top.
I like! Funny this coming up now, I was just thinking about this Sat or Sunday. I have seen photos in the past of T's with tan tops, I like the look.
Spiffy roadster Tom !!
Bob our colonial bodied cars had canvas tops as an option. Unless you are looking for a made-up top kit, you could have a trim shop make it up in whatever colour you might find suits you.
Allan from down under.
I sure wish I had something substantial to offer here.
The Runabouts pictured are very smart looking! Wow.
Dallas, that's gonna look nice on that ol' bugger!
I'd like to know how a tan top would look on an 18. ;-) But I do beg to be different.
Crazy or no, keep us updated Bob! :-) What color is your 26?
I have wanted to do a tan top for years---actually just wish I have had a top in general. I have two main reasons:
1) It would be cooler in the sun.
2) It would go well with our natural wood pickup box and spokes.
I have most the pieces now I can probably put a top together, I may just look into tan canvas. Not like my truck is original (although I try to keep it in the spirit of a stock T).
These three of my cars have canvas tops of light sand colour. The canvas has a % of poly in the weave, which helps to reduce shrinkage, important when fitting side curtains. All are custom made as the bodies are made by dofferent builders.
Allan from down under.
Nice looking fleet Allan.
Wow, great response posts. Classtique indeed offers such top material, and Mike is very helpful.
Appreciate your responses and pictures.
I have noticed some original cars had black tops but inside looking up it is tan. My 13 is like this but I don't see new tops made this way. Anyone else notice this?
Contact the Haartz Company:
Owner Eric Haartz is an Antique Car guy from his youth, having grown up in an Antique Car family. He has an impressive collection of cars. Good luck with your project, Bill