Glenn Manes

Looking for 1913 Buick top bow rest

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I am in search of a top bow saddle or rest for a 1913 Buick Model 25.  These saddles were pretty common for cars and carriages from this era. I have seen many of these come up on EBay.  Mine is about 3 1/2" in over all length,  but the mounting hole is a 3/4" bore, and all I have seen have either 1/2 or 5/8 holes.

 

Thanks for any leads,

Glenn Manes

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Wheat Ridge CO

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Glen:

 If there is enough stock can it be bored out to 3/4"? I know that you would need one in hand to decide. The Model T suppliers may also have one.

 

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I checked Lang's for him and they only had 1/2" & 5/8".  Did not look like there was enough material to bore out, but it could be worth a try.

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Thanks Larry,

 

From all I have seen it looks like the 1/2 and 5/8 use the same casting,  the 5/8 just has a larger hole.  I am not sure there is enough meat left after the 5/8 bore to go another 1/8".  I will continue my search.  Worse case I can learn to do some sand casting and try to make my own from the one I do have.

 

Glenn Manes, 

Wheat Ridge CO.

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You might try buying the 5/8" holder and weld some additional material to the bottom of the holder.

 

Then bore a larger hole and metal finish it. 

 

Probably cheaper than trying to get some more cast.  Just a thought.

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That site had one with a 3/4 bore. It was only a bit different than the one you have shown. It might be perfect.

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On ‎2‎/‎6‎/‎2019 at 6:27 PM, Glenn Manes said:

Thanks Larry,

 

From all I have seen it looks like the 1/2 and 5/8 use the same casting,  the 5/8 just has a larger hole.  I am not sure there is enough meat left after the 5/8 bore to go another 1/8".  I will continue my search.  Worse case I can learn to do some sand casting and try to make my own from the one I do have.

 

Glenn Manes, 

Wheat Ridge CO.

 

 

Look at item #18

http://www.antiqueautotophardware.com/2016 Catalog.pdf

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OK, I bought one on EBay today that has the smaller hole.  I will see if it can stand a larger bore once it arrives.

 

Thanks to all for the help.

Glenn

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The saddle arrived this weekend and I was successful in enlarging the bore to 3/4" from 5/8".   There was not a terrible amount of steel left  at a couple of points but I think it will be fine.

 

Glenn

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