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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By Thearne3
Re: Remove this bolt?

Good ideas! I'll report back later this weekend.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 01-02-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By Thearne3
Remove this bolt?

I have never drilled out a bolt, but this may be the time. Someone long ago decided to replace the correct nut/bolt with this and it will not budge. The metal is too soft for visegrips and too...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-13-2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Thearne3
Re: How to Restore ‘29 Phaeton Top Irons?

Thanks, Dick.

You are quite correct, when I set up the top, I had no idea that the hooked end of the the #2 bow was supposed to lock - like you, I've seem a number of pictures where it had...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 05:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Thearne3
Re: How to Restore ‘29 Phaeton Top Irons?

Ok...
Found the parts you referenced above at maffi.org, eg, 37400: TOP RIB SOCKET #4 SHELL REINFORCEMENT - LOWER. They are $35 for each print. Any suggestions on which drawings will be needed?
...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 03:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Thearne3
Re: How to Restore Β‘29 Phaeton Top Irons?

Mistake in repeated message
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Thearne3
Re: How to Restore ‘29 Phaeton Top Irons?

Yes. Definitely! With the part numbers, where do we go to get prints?



This is very helpful - and daunting! What would you say to using a 2+ pound expanding foam? It would definitely provide...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-12-2020, 11:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Thearne3
Re: How to Restore Β‘29 Phaeton Top Irons?

Promising idea! Any structural support is going to be a function of how well the inserted material conforms to the interior. I keep wondering if there isn't a high density closed cell expanding...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Thearne3
Re: How to Restore ‘29 Phaeton Top Irons?

Thanks, Brent. I will check the crossbows as you suggest. However, I'm still confused as to what to use to properly support the curved internal portions of the bows and also have something to tack...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Thearne3
Re: How to Restore ‘29 Phaeton Top Irons?

Thanks for pointing out that hard rubber will hold nails/staples well. There must be an epoxy or similar that can be injected/pressed into the curve that would have both strength and staple holding...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-11-2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Thearne3
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-10-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 852
Posted By Thearne3
How to Restore ‘29 Phaeton Top Irons?

Hi all,

I need advice for restoring a previously ‘restored’ set of Phaeton top irons. The set seems solid, but I’m wondering what I can’t see (internal rust, dry rot in the wood, etc). I’ve...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By Thearne3
Re: Original Trico Wiper?

Very useful! Thanks!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-08-2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By Thearne3
Re: Original Trico Wiper?

Thanks all! Have added URL. Didn’t notice that photo attachment had not worked!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-07-2020, 08:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By Thearne3
Re: Windshield Frame

Thanks, Brent!

My top is shot and the windshield is not right, so I've got a new blank steel frame. Your measurements are a great help.

Question: This shows a hole for the wiper. I have posted...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By Thearne3
Re: ‘29 Phaeton Upholstery Color

Thanks, Mike. I made the call and Mike was very helpful. They do get a premium (both interior and tops) compared to, say, Cartouche...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2020, 09:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By Thearne3
Re: Original Trico Wiper?

Thanks, Bob.

I only have two revisions to the Judging Standards (and still can't find stuff easily), but on page 21-4, the chart seems to indicate that vacuum wipers were 'special equipment'...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2020, 09:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By Thearne3
Re: Windshield Frame

Repeated reply.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 749
Posted By Thearne3
Original Trico Wiper?

This wiper was clamped onto the windshield frame of my 29 Phaeton. Can anyone confirm that it is an original Trico? It doesn't look exactly like the image in the Judging Standards. There are no screw...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-06-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By Thearne3
Re: Windshield Frame

Same here. The existing frame is not correct (oval and chromed). It has snaps, but I want to make sure the new frame is correctly done. The new roof will come after.

Any help with measurements??
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-26-2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By Thearne3
Re: ‘29 Phaeton Upholstery Color

Unfortunately, haven’t found any one that makes such a kit. Where would I find a sample of the color?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 692
Posted By Thearne3
‘29 Phaeton Upholstery Color

I’m reading the Judging Standards and they seem to say that ‘29 Phaetons had only one upholstery color: blue-grey colonial grain (Page 12-2). I don’t have the latest revisions (only 1 and 2), but...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-25-2020, 08:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By Thearne3
Re: Pros and cons of removable Phaeton top?

Thanks to all! I’ve been too distracted with just getting the car road-worthy (with no top on). It is fun!

Will be deciding about the top over the Winter...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,055
Posted By Thearne3
Pros and cons of removable Phaeton top?

Hi all,

Restoring '29 std phaeton. Seat upholstery in good shape. Needs new top. Unlike the roadster, the phaeton top is stapled on at the rear tack bar.

2 issues:

1. I'm wondering...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-19-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By Thearne3
Re: 1928-1929 Top bows-wood and tack material?

Thanks, Radiation - I knew it would be simple!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-18-2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 360
Posted By Thearne3
1928-1929 Top bows-wood and tack material?

I have a '29 standard phaeton with top that needs replacing. All the parts companies show four straight wooden bows that fit the iron. However, I see no mention of the material in the curves of the...
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