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Technical 1932 Ford Roadster Top Iron Bows

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by OzyRodder, Jul 24, 2017.

  1. OzyRodder
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    A long shot, but does anyone have some plans or templates for the wood bows for top irons on a 32? I have chased some for a while and notice all the Model T clubs have them but nothing for Model As or Model Bs etc.

    Posting dimensions on here would help I'm sure more than me. Maybe I can get the steam bender here to do a tech to add to this thread?


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  2. Model 18, if it was V8.;)
     
  3. OzyRodder
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    I am well versed in the differences, hence the etc. but thanks for clearing that up for those who may be unsure.

    Someone out there must have some
    Bows they can measure/trace?


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  4. I got mine from LeBaron Bonney and then modified them for a better profile, and they also fold. 32 @ Swindlers.jpg
     
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  5. OzyRodder
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    Unfortunately the Australian Border Force claim I cant bring them in as they are unfinished wood products.

    Hence the request for templates/plans.

    Another reason leaving and moving back to the U.S. one day soon


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  6. You can order steam bent bows for most any old car..Company is called Steam bent bows..findthem in Hemmings
     
  7. The37Kid
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    Would five minutes with a rattle can of clear solve that problem? Bob
     
  8. OzyRodder
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    I reckon it would. I might investigate a mate spraying them clear and re-shipping them on.

    Would still be good to have some plans/measurements for everyone's future reference


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  9. Pewsplace
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    I assume you have the top irons and need the bows. I can post photos and you could make your own from the photos. Most need reshaped if building a Hot Rod. Just a thought!

    finalgates1.jpg headtop1.jpg frtheader.jpg
     
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  10. Blue One
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    Wouldn't even hurt them to have a nice golden oak stain wiped on them and then the clear.

    For sure then I think you could slip them past the paranoid authorities :D
     
  11. Deuce Lover
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    Find someone to trace them on MDF board,cut in 2 and ship to you.
     
  12. I wonder if the manufacturer would brush a coat of clear on them if you asked?

    Charlie Stephens
     
  13. As a left field thought, have you contacted the EFV8 club in Victoria where you live? A member there may have a car you can take patterns off, if someone hasn't already done that?
     
  14. OzyRodder
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    I intend to ask at the Flathead Festival this Sunday.

    With regards to your idea Deuce Lover, I was hoping someone might trace some onto some brown paint masking paper or similar. That would be easiest and cheapest to ship and then I can work off that without any customs issues.

    I think the staining or clearing by the manufacturer is a real option if they will do it.

    Failing that, If I attach the top irons, I thought maybe I can clamp some MDF across between the irons and trace the shape needed. That would at least give me a starting point.


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  16. thommoina33
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    I've got some you can take a pattern off. I'm in Melbourne.


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  17. OzyRodder
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    Thanks Thommo. I'll be in touch
     
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