Hello, I'm working on the wood for my recently acquired 1925 Touring body. I'm making the wood tack strips that fit on the rear seat pan, see attached pic from elsewhere on the forum (not my body, but mine looks the same).
The red arrow is pointing to the pieces in question - they look like just standard 1x2 stock, is this correct? When I put 1x2 stock there, the space between the insides of the two pieces is 40.5 inches, is this the right width to accommodate the rear seat cushion?
Second question - the rear door in the picture has a big piece of sheet metal nailed to the wood, should that be there, or did someone add it? None of my doors have that metal sheet.
Mark, all that attaches to that piece of timber is the trim. On our colonial bodies, it is usually less than 1" square, more like modern 19mm. Your US Ts may be different.
Allan from down under.
The wood block is for your upholstery to tack onto. It gets covered so it is never seen. If you use a 1x2 make sure it is narrow side down. It might be a little off square, so check the seat frame with a protractor or sample wood pieces.
The steel plate on the door was added for rigidity. It gets covered with upholstery, so it doesn't matter. On earlier cars a trim strips goes across that part. That trim piece might be eliminated by 1925.
Got it, thanks guys!
I sent a PM to Leon Parker to see if he has a set of 1925 touring wood plans that I can use as a guide for fabricating any wood pieces I'm missing, as well as showing the correct fasteners and where they're placed.
Granted, it may be way different that my US potential no-name 7-17 runabout body has those little lower tack strips like Allan describes.
The bodies that have substantial lower tack strips look really neat to me. :-)