Side curtain reference information
By 2012, after a dozen years as Annexmaster, I have not heard anyone say
that the Glassic side curtains were a good thing. They were a necessary
evil for an "open car". Once they are lost or ruined, they
cannot be bought, and, like the tops, they have to be made from scratch
by a top and upholstery shop, or someone who does boat upholstery.
There are at least three times when the top and curtain specifications seem to have changed. The International engine cars, the Glassics with Ford V-8's and then the 1976 and onward Replicars.
Here is what I THINK I see so far:
Generation 1, International -- 5 or 6 snaps along the front door -- rectangular back window -- see picture below.
Generation 2 -- 5 snaps along the door bottom.
Generations 3 and 4 -- 8 snaps along the front door bottom.
|The photos below are of side curtains for what is most likely a
Replicar, or 3rd or 4th generation
bought them from eBay, where they were described as "Roadster windows",
which the photos showed that they were not. I measure the snap
spacing on these curtains against my car (VIN 689) and they do not line up. I am assuming that the snaps are original on my car,
but that may not be the case.
For better or worse, I will record the spacing on the curtains I have and on my car. If others will share corresponding info, I can add it to this page.
|Measurements of snap spacing on the passenger door, starting in the
front by hooking a tape on the edge of the front door and pulling the
tape along the snaps toward the rear:
CAR 689, a 1973 Phaeton: or second generation Glassic
These measurements are of the CAR snaps - I don't have curtains for
The back snaps, starting at the door crack at the door handle end. 0, the first snap is at 1 1/8" back, second is 8 1/8" back and third is 15 1/8" back and the 4th and last one in the row is at 19 1/2" or so back.
-- Notice that the front curtain picture below has 8 snaps along the bottom of it, not 5 so it is not for the 1973 vintage cars and probably is from a Replicar.
Outside view with the front at the right. The flap on the far left is sewn on facing back and folds over and around to cover the top frame.
The measurements below are from the CURTAIN, since I don't have the car.
Measuring the bottom snaps that are all in a straight row. Starting at the left of the rear window. there are 5 snaps, each very close to 4" apart, for a total of 16 inches between the first and last snap.
The front curtain has 8 snaps, MORE OR LESS 4 inches apart. Starting at the left (above picture), I measured the following:
4",4", 4", 3 3/4", 4 1/4",4 1/4", 4" and when I measured from the first to last snaps, I got 28 1/4"
Inside view of the pieces at top. The front of the car is now on the left.
There are about 15 additional pictures of the detail of these side
curtains like this one of the zippers partly open - the added shots are
close-ups of parts of the top two images.