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Old 03-15-2020, 07:27 PM   #1
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Default Top bow irons difference in 29 and 30 Roadster Pickup

I found a nice used top bow for a model A roadster pickup, but I do not know what the difference if any is between a 1929 and 1930 roadster pickup top bow/irons.
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Old 03-15-2020, 08:40 PM   #2
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The width is different where they fasten to the windshield stains ions. 1928-1929 is a couple inches narrower then 1930-1931.
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Old 03-15-2020, 09:34 PM   #3
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I measured the width at the back and it is 51 inches on the top irons. The width of the tub where the top irons attach is 51 inches so I am thinking it should be for a 28-29 roadster pickup.

Looking at photos of 1929 and 1930 the support bracket that attaches behind the door appears to be further back on 1930 than 1929 so I thought there might be a difference in length there too.

Is there a difference in the length of the support bracket that goes from the body to the top bows from 1929 to 1930?

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Old 03-16-2020, 07:47 AM   #4
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Is there a difference in height or length of the bow support rod that goes from the body to the top bows on 1929-1930?

Thanks for the help!

I just want to make sure before I buy the set. My vehicle is completely apart so it is not easy to just set the top bows on it and see if it fits.
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Old 03-16-2020, 04:41 PM   #5
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If they are the '28/'29 type and you don't need them, I do. :-)
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Old 03-16-2020, 06:16 PM   #6
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Chris, that is what I need (28-29) too!

If anyone has a 29-29 and can measure the front width at the windshield and the length of the supports that go down to the body that would help a lot.

These top bows are expensive and we ( the seller and I) are not sure if they are 28-29 or 30-31.
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Old 03-17-2020, 11:28 AM   #7
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Can anyone with a 38-29 or 30-31 roadster pickup measure their top bows width where they mount to the windshield and the overall width at that part of the top irons?

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 03-17-2020, 11:45 AM   #8
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Just a guess, I don't have a Roadster P/U, I have a roadster. Are the '28/'29 irons oval tubed like the car and '30/'31 irons flat stock?
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My 28 rpu is about 44 1/8 in center to center at the top of the w/sh posts where the top clamps set. the bracket on the 1/4 panel is 1 1/2 in tall over all above the 1/4 panel with the stud center at 1 in above the 1/4 panel.
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Thanks Cool 33 !

What was the overall width of the top bows and what is the length of the bow support from the top bow down to the body panel.

Thanks again!
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