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Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-15-2021, 01:51 AM
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Posted By bengt
Re: Phaeton folded down top rests on the spare wheel?

Al, I am working on it right now, including those studs. I'm making it myself and I am making a prototype in canvas first.

Beautiful car you've got! Did you buy the cover or did you make it...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-14-2021, 12:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,062
Posted By bengt
Re: Phaeton folded down top rests on the spare wheel?

I saw that too Rusty, but it's the only one Snyder's have. I imagined it was carried over to Model A.
They are similar, Snyder's looks a little bit more slender it seems. But that may be an...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2021, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,062
Posted By bengt
Re: Phaeton folded down top rests on the spare wheel?

Bert's and Snyder's saddles look dfferent, both in appearance and finish. Which one is correct?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,062
Posted By bengt
Re: Phaeton folded down top rests on the spare wheel?

Rusty,
I did it myself, because I like to do everything myself (if I can).

It wasn't difficult. Do it slowly and be prepared to redo some parts, In the end it will be very nice and you have the...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2021, 12:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,062
Posted By bengt
Re: Phaeton folded down top rests on the spare wheel?

I know, I have heard that before. But I took a chance and have been driving with the top down all summer. We will see soon.

As I wrote above, my LeBaron vinyl (?) top har been lying in a box for...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,062
Posted By bengt
Re: Phaeton folded down top rests on the spare wheel?

I have put a piece of some material in the saddles and lifted the top, maybe 1 inch at the utmost rear. It does lift the window from the tire, but the window is still so heavy that it hangs down. It...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2021, 09:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,062
Posted By bengt
Re: Phaeton folded down top rests on the spare wheel?

Rusty, I'll start by putting a piece of rubber in the saddle to lift the top maybe 1/2 in
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2021, 07:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,062
Posted By bengt
Re: Phaeton folded down top rests on the spare wheel?

OK, now I have tried it all.
My own saddle that I made myself many years ago just from pictures is almost exactly the same size as the old rusty one I found a couple of years ago! I tried the rusty...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,062
Posted By bengt
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-13-2021, 06:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,062
Posted By bengt
Re: Phaeton folded down top rests on the spare wheel?

Thank you all. I will look into all your suggestions.


Rusty: I like driving with the top down. This is the first summer I have done that with my new top. I bought the top 30 years ago and it has...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 02:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,062
Posted By bengt
Re: Phaeton folded down top rests on the spare wheel?

Hello Rusty! Yes I do have those irons and studs just like in your picture. And the top irons are original and do rest om them as you can see from my 2nd picture as you say.

But the window is so...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-12-2021, 11:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,062
Posted By bengt
Phaeton folded down top rests on the spare wheel?

I have a 1929 Phaeton. When I fold down the top, the rear window rests on the spare wheel. Is that correct? Or is there some way to keep it a small distance above the spare wheel.
I want to put...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 11-19-2019, 05:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,006
Posted By bengt
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-13-2019, 04:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,006
Posted By bengt
Phaeton top clamping bracket - which way is up?

I'm restoring a -29 Phaeton and I'm struggling with the top bow now. My question: there are two brackets that hold the bow to the windshield stanchions. Which way is up? Is the image (not mine)...
Forum: Model-A 06-12-2018, 02:01 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 554
Posted By bengt
clips for the back rest - 29 Phaeton

I need the clips that hold the back rest, both front and back seats, in my -29 Phaeton.

I would appreciate any help, they seem very difficult to find.

(The image below from Snyder's shows...
Forum: Model-A 02-12-2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 592
Posted By bengt
drum tail light body

1928 drum tail light body nickel part no A-13440-AR, ( I already have the other parts). Yes, I know, Snyder's have new ones, but I want a used one with a little patina, though not too much. The...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-10-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 868
Posted By bengt
Re: Armored cable - what's inside?

Thank you, Tom and Bob!
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 10-09-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 868
Posted By bengt
Armored cable - what's inside?

I'm trying to restore an armored cable for my ´29 model A, that I found at a market. I try to follow Les Andrews´method and have opened up the end that goes into the switch.
Inside the armored...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By bengt
Re: rear bumper is not level

Thanks all of you for your ideas.

Dennis: yes the bolts to the cross member are in one of the photos. I can't see anything wrong with them.
Bent bracket, that's my thought too, but how can it be...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 04-10-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 681
Posted By bengt
rear bumper is not level

In order to make the rear bumper level, I need to put a wood block where the bracket is bolted to the frame. What is wrong?
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-07-2011, 03:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,023
Posted By bengt
Re: 28 roadster wood bows

Can't help you. Try calling the company mentioned in my picture.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 09-06-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,023
Posted By bengt
Re: 28 roadster wood bows

Maybe this drawing helps you? I have forgotten where I found it, but I think it was on this forum.
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 07-22-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,737
Posted By bengt
Re: Do you have an unrestored late 1928 Model A Ford...

Hi Steve,
I have a jan29 phaeton that I am restoring. Why are you asking
Bengt
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2011, 01:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,228
Posted By bengt
Re: Bracket for the Phaeton top rest

Rusty,
I already have the studs and the saddle on the outside. What I didn't know was what the bracket on the inside looked like. Please post a picture of your bracket, although I suspect it looks...
Forum: Model A (1928-31) 05-12-2011, 01:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,228
Posted By bengt
Re: Bracket for the Phaeton top rest

Thanks a lot Great Lakes Greg and Rusty! Just what I needed!
Does't seem too difficult to make either.

I don't have anything left of the wood frame, so I will have to restore that too. But I...
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