The Interior Top

Flash photography has distorted the colors. The top irons are "top iron tan". The actual color is tan with just a touch of olive, providing a minimal contrast with the fabric. These original oak top bows are shaped with much more precision than typically found in modern replacements.
 

 
The curtain light frame is actually darker than it appears in the photo. The flap shown has special rivet caps that were common during the era. The flap was an addition to the Deluxe Roadster in late 1930 to facilitate installation of the top boot.
 

 
A view from inside where the back curtain attaches to the tack rail.
 

 
A close-up showing the reinforcement strip at the bottom of the rear curtain. The upper edge of the reinforcement is folded under when sewn to provide a finished appearance. The modern method is to sew on scrap fabric and trim closely afterwards.


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