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Old 07-04-2020, 08:52 PM   #1
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Default 1929 Sport Coupe top installation detail photos

Recently I volunteered to post some photos of the details of my 29 Sport Coupe top for a member here. Hopefully the photos will help those of you installing a top. As you will see, it is fairly complex.

Below is a link to my smugmug file for my Model A. The top detail photos are the last ones.

If you have questions or need anything else, please ask. Best to all, Jeff

https://milepost105.smugmug.com/1929...-A-Sport-Coupe
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Old 07-04-2020, 09:18 PM   #2
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Beautiful car well done
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Old 07-05-2020, 09:21 AM   #3
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Thank you.Do you have any shots of the filler pad installation prior to the top install?
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Old 07-05-2020, 10:37 AM   #4
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Default Re: 1929 Sport Coupe top installation detail photos

One of the contributors to this board has some photos of work in progress on an oval window business coupe which is a lot like the sport coupe. The rear cardboard corners and top attach in the same way. The difference is between the oval windows and the landau bars. I think he has posted other photos on this board before.
http://www.model-a-ford.com/proj_3.shtml

It's interesting to note how the wires are attached that hold the inside edges of the cardboard corners. The straps that support the top fit into shallow reliefs in the bows. All this hidden support system is what holds everything in shape. The parts on the inside are wrapped with cloth to act as trim and as a headliner of sorts.

It truly is a soft top but it's just fixed unlike a cabriolet. It is really a pretty simple design but it's not necessarily easy to install. The kits make things a lot more simple than if a person fabricates everything but it can be done either way. Kits generally come with instructions. Volume 5 of the How To Restore series of books has a lot of info with photos and illustrations on the construction of these tops.

I found this link with B Terry's photos of a sport coupe in progress for those that haven't seen it.
https://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showt...port+coupe+top

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Old 07-05-2020, 11:20 AM   #5
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Recently I volunteered to post some photos of the details of my 29 Sport Coupe top for a member here. Hopefully the photos will help those of you installing a top. As you will see, it is fairly complex.

Below is a link to my smugmug file for my Model A. The top detail photos are the last ones.

If you have questions or need anything else, please ask. Best to all, Jeff

https://milepost105.smugmug.com/1929...-A-Sport-Coupe
Sport Coupes are my favorite. I have owned a number of them.

Yours looks really great. Nice job.

Enjoy.
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