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29 Sedan Roof comments welcomed
« on: March 12, 2018, 08:20:16 PM »
Dave sent me some excellent pictures of his original roof along with measurements.  I created this diagram to be my work note reference for the positioning of the roof bows during the construction of the roof for my 29 sedan.  If anyone has any additional info I would greatly appreciate it.  I already have a template for the slight arc of the roof.

See diagram below and any comments welcomed.


Hopefully the weather warms up this week as we head toward the weekend.

Thanks, Chet...
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Re: 29 Sedan Roof comments welcomed
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2018, 09:11:33 PM »
This afternoon while laying out the roof bows I realized that a bracket that is attached to the top of the center door post has nothing to attach to.  I originally thought that this attached to a cross bow but neither Dave's pictures or another picture I have show a cross bow in this area?

The question is where does it attach to or is it something that was added to support the roof that a previous owner installed ??  Any comments.  See pictures below:

The Top Center Door Pillar.


A picture of another 29 Sedan.  No cross bow in the area of the center door post ??
This is not Dave's car but the bows alien with the measurements Dave sent me.



Anyone have any wisdom to add,  Chet...
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2018, 12:12:58 AM »
Chet,

If memory serves, on the passenger side this hole bolted the ground wire from the dome lamp.  The wire routed through holes in my bows.  Does Dave's pictures show this?  I would guess there is no right/left for that long piece of iron.

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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2018, 12:29:17 AM »
Franks a winner!

Only purpose is to ground (positive) the light, but a picture is worth a thousands words they say. So I took some.



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« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2018, 12:53:26 AM »
Memory come through again, amazing.

Chet,  do you have a dome light and the mounting board?  I may have some pieces.    frank
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« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2018, 02:12:53 AM »
You guys are Good !!!

This is the dome light that came with my car.  Hopefully it is correct for the 29U





It's been sitting in an old tool box since I got the car.  Yes there is a metal tab on each door column but the one on the passenger door is broken.  I guess I will bend them back into the up direction.  I thought they were for a cross member.

Very Cool...

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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2018, 05:19:12 AM »
A little polish and your good, Chet - looks like the one in my car.
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« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2018, 05:20:33 PM »
Look'in good guys . Hay! Chet hope your gett'in rid of those Phillip Screws . Have some straights from my carriage building days if needed .

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« Reply #8 on: March 14, 2018, 09:13:51 PM »
Look'in good guys . Hay! Chet hope your gett'in rid of those Phillip Screws . Have some straights from my carriage building days if needed .

Hi Tom,

Thanks for the offer.  I purchased a lot of slotted wood and machine screws from https://www.boltdepot.com/ in the needed sizes.  Yes I do have to go around and replace a couple of those Philips screws.  They are actually a quarter inch to small.  At the time I was short the proper screws.  Now I just need to get around to some of the odds and ends.  Those being one of them.

Boy nothing get past you guys,  Chet...   :)
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« Reply #9 on: March 15, 2018, 12:05:17 AM »
Chet, Your sedan won't run any better with the phillips buried under wood or upholstery.  Now those slotted, nickel plated screws in the window mouldings, etc, will definitely make it run like a top.   frank
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« Reply #10 on: March 15, 2018, 08:36:08 PM »
Yeah, the slotted screws are good for another 5HP.

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« Reply #11 on: March 15, 2018, 11:13:04 PM »
Here is part of the wood mount for the dome light.  You get the idea Chet, mounts between bows.

(good one Ted)
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« Reply #12 on: March 15, 2018, 11:48:27 PM »
Just remember the slot must face in to the wind to get the 5 .  ;D

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« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2018, 01:34:11 AM »
With all this extra horse power I might have to go with dual carburetors.

Frank thanks for the photo of the light board.
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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2018, 06:51:03 PM »
Your welcome, Chet.  Glad to help when I can.  I think you would be better with a 2 barrel; syncing the linkage can be time consuming.

Artificer Tom, you're a good sport!
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