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I stayed silent on the topic of reroofing since the photo on the Westerfield CD is very hazy around the roof line, but on further examination you are correct as the wider seam caps on the replacement roof are very visible in the updated car. I cropped a mini photo of the roof to fascia attachment on the as-built car.
On Jan 11, 2021, at 8:23 PM, Dennis Storzek <destorzek@...
On Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 02:37 PM, ROGER HINMAN wrote:
This is ACF lot 6421 and there a bunch of builder’s photos on the Westerfield ACF CD. Comparing the photos shows straps added not only around the ends, but also a beefed up siding protector beneath the door, a large door stop added and also an extended roof fascia board.
I bet they also show the original roof with round seam caps held on with cast fittings screwed to the fascia, same as what shows on the Pullman and Haskell & Barker drawings of similar cars. I briefly considered tooling that roof, but they didn't last very long in service. Here the car in the photo is 14 years old and has been re-roofed already. Actually, I once had the opportunity to inspect the inside of one of the similar NYC 40' automobile cars, built in 1917, and it was stenciled on the inside of the side plate "NEW ROOF APPLIED E.R. ..." and a date in 1922 that escapes me now, but at the time I made a mental note that the car had been re-roofed when five years old.