I like the rear doors swinging to the rear but I don't like the way they bang against the rear fenders
there is no evidence it had the leather straps (footman straps?) to stop the door from opening too far but this car was the recipient of either an amateur or rustolem restoration. My question is should those straps be there? or was there another system to keep the doors from hitting the fenders?
There must be someone out there with a 1925 with the original rear door check straps. I know the front door check strap on THE DOOR is just nailed to the door under the cardboard. I'm assuming the rear doors are nailed on the door and body.
Larry I am with you I would like to see pictures of the original check straps. maybe when I remove the door panels on this one some remnants wil still be there.
Ford Parts book on Body Parts lists only the check strap (5515X) on the front passenger door for the open cars in '24-'25 years.
The rear doors open wide for access. The passenger door opening is OK for entry with a check strap. Those rear doors need to open fully for access.
I make the correct sewn cotton webbing straps. Leather wasn't used after very early 1916.
Bruce McCalley's massive compilation of Ford drawings lists but doesn't specify front or rear for T-5515X or for T-5454 which is also listed as "door check strap, woven cotton, '16 through '25 open cars." Ford's book could be in error or else it was a simple oversight that Bruce didn't state "front only."
R.V. Sent you a P.M.
Just noting the Ford Price List of Body Parts, the check strap with this number shows only for the runabout and touring bodies as the same part number. No quantity given for either.
I have a original '24, with remaining upholstery and door panels, and no evidence of strap on the rear doors.
Would like to see photos of original rear door panels with remains of check straps on the rear of touring cars, '24-'25 too
I've got the same list. The T-5454 number is from Bruce's compilation. I wonder where it came from.
Have added both to my Archives list for my upcoming visit.