Hi, my top saddle support rod hole in the body is slightly too high on the bottom so I am unable to thread the support rod in. The other side is similar but just made it in enough scraping the bottom of the body hole. Is there any way to lower the body hole somehow so that it fits? See picture below. You can't really tell from the photo angle but the support rod bottoms out on the body hole so it can't thread in straight.
Call Lang's or one of the other vendors and ask them. They all sell wood kits for the Ts. The Touring has a wood frame inside the metal body shell and the metal bracket that the top rod screws into may need to be repositioned. There are a number of folks here on the forum that have a lot of restoration experience replacing the wood on model ts and can give You a heads up on what can be done to fix it.
I had a similar problem. Since I had the upholstery out, I repositioned the inside bracket so it didn't interfere with the hole. Don't enlarge the hole in your body!
I was able to get them in by removing some upholstery tacks and taking off the 2 carriage bolts holding the support on. That allowed it to move enough to screw in the support rods.
Is this the same car you want the 2 man top irons for? Thanks, Dan.
Yes. I have top bows, I don't have the front armrest body irons.