1913 Touring - Location of Side Curtain Fasteners

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1913 Touring - Location of Side Curtain Fasteners

Post by dllr28bl » Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:21 pm

I’m trying to finish up the top for my 1913 Touring and need to know the location for the side curtain fasteners on the inside of the car. The top that was on the car had several curtain fasteners attached to the inside of the lower edge of the top. That may be correct, but I’m not sure and was wanting to ask the question. Anyone out there with a pretty original ’13 Touring that could post some pictures?

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Dan

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Re: 1913 Touring - Location of Side Curtain Fasteners

Post by Chris Instness » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:00 pm

You might try contacting Original Smith through a PM. I think he has a very correct 1913 touring and I believe the told me he has side curtains for it.
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Re: 1913 Touring - Location of Side Curtain Fasteners

Post by dllr28bl » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:11 pm

Chris,

I actually did send him a PM, but have not heard back from him. I thought I would also put it out on the Forum to see if anyone else might know.

Thanks,
Dan


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Re: 1913 Touring - Location of Side Curtain Fasteners

Post by wayne sheldon » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:52 pm

Replies will be slow the next several days. Many people you want to hear from are tied up with the Old Car Festival!


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Re: 1913 Touring - Location of Side Curtain Fasteners

Post by dllr28bl » Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:57 pm

Thanks Wayne. I figured that was the case.

Dan


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Re: 1913 Touring - Location of Side Curtain Fasteners

Post by Original Smith » Sat Aug 31, 2019 10:41 am

I can't be of much help on this one. I have some of the fastener locations, but not all. Kim Dobbins has a '13 with a new top. He had all of the fastener locations moved from the original top to the new one. Dan Killecut in New York also has an original car and top. One thing is for sure. The body isn't drilled for common sense fasteners anywhere!

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Re: 1913 Touring - Location of Side Curtain Fasteners

Post by Bob McDaniel » Sat Aug 31, 2019 12:34 pm

I don't know if mine would be of any help but maybe it will. It still has the original top and is not restored. I just don't know where to start to get what you need and am tied up with other things right now that can not wait. I also have the side curtains that came with it. Everything fits together real good. If you can hold out for a while till things settle down here I am willing to help. This is the reason I decided to preserve this car rather than restore it. Please note that in my pictures the top is not held tight due to missing or broken straps and some fasteners are missing or damaged so the corner of the front section of the side curtain is loose and so it sags but the location of the damaged or missing fastener may still be intact.
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Re: 1913 Touring - Location of Side Curtain Fasteners

Post by dllr28bl » Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:56 pm

Bob,

Thank you so much for posting the pictures. They actually help a lot! I am able to see all of the fasteners, I believe, except any between the 2nd and 3rd bows. I assume there is one fastener between those two bows as there seems to be between bows 1 & 2 and 3 & 4.

I will also need to make side curtains after I complete the top. I would appreciate any additional photos of them when you have a chance to make them.

Thank you!
Dan


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Re: 1913 Touring - Location of Side Curtain Fasteners

Post by Original Smith » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:35 pm

The fasteners on your car appear to be the same as Kim's car.

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Re: 1913 Touring - Location of Side Curtain Fasteners

Post by Bob McDaniel » Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:07 pm

Dan,

I will take some better pictures for you and measure from a point on the top that can be found on other cars to locate them. Also I loaned out my side curtains to Mike at Clastique over the summer so he could confirm they are original and make a pattern and start reproducing them for people like you that will be looking for them. I guess good originals are getting scarce after over 106 years and I felt these would do someone more good in the right hands than just sitting in a box under my seat. If they got lost or damaged they would do no good for anyone.

I am not at home and don't know when I will have the time but will get to it soon I hope, hang in there........

Larry,

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