I'm trying to repair the set of 26-27 Touring top bows that came with my car.
They've broken in a couple places and I'm going to take them to a professional welder for some high quality welds.
What I'm not sure about is the second support from the back of the car. I can't tell if there's supposed to be a piece of wood joining the two pieces (the lower part of the arm and the upper part that the wood bow attaches to) together or if they used to be one piece and have split at some point.
Both sides (driver and passenger) have the same issue.
I do NOT own a car with a one man top -- so this is from previous postings and guesses on my part.
From the single photo you posted -- it does NOT look like the top iron was broken -- but rather that it was manufactured that way.
If possible, I would recommend you find someone near by with a 1926-27 touring and compare what you have with their items. They may be covered with cloth now -- but a magnet will tell you if there is metal or wood on the surface.
From: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/183704.html?1295291207 they discuss a 1926-27 Roadster top irons, but also show some touring irons. They appear to have a curved piece of metal that your iron does not have. But instead yours has a gap there.
From: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/173560.html?1291318078 lots of good photos and discussion.
From: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/173560.html?1291318078 Dan Treace posted the photo below (and there are others there):
From those three posting I wonder if you may possibly have a top bow set for a non-Ford car. Or perhaps even a Canadian car (they had about 4 or 5 different one man top styles if I remember correctly).
In the illustration above Art wrote in the numbers and I have added them in type. I'll try to clean it up more later. For Phils 1923-1925 top dimensions please see:
Also the posting at:
This will bump the posting back up and hopefully some folks with some one many tops will be able to give you better advice.
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In my collection to spare bits I have a few of the bent parts. I wondered what they were for, this might help id them.
Maybe these photos will help, even though they are for 1923-25 touring.