You disconnect the drive shaft (because the motor is stuck) and you turn it into........
A golf cart.
That's just plain sad. Good price though, wish I had the money to rescue it.
Looks like it threw a magnet. No driveshaft included?
I think that Model T has a lot of potential to be turned into something closer resembling an original Model T.
Ron the Coilman
Did you notice those 5 lug front wheels? If there's no big cracks in the block, I didn't see anything that would cost a fortune to remedy.
Wow, someone sure went to a lot of trouble to fix and easy problem.
Looks to me like that could be a nice project.
It is probably worth 4K. I am not sure about much more. Between the rare to find early coupe turtle deck (I know I saw one for sale about a month or two ago), front wheels (they are '25/'27) and drive line resurrection on top of all the normal restoration. It would be easy to get buried in it. Then again, it is a decent looking (after you replace that box with the proper turtle deck), it appears to be a solid beginning to an easy restoration of a very desirable body style T.
I would love to see someone get it and restore it.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
The ad says it's a 1919, but I thought the electric starter first came out in 1921. Looking at the fire wall shield, that looks like 21 or 22 style.
You're right though, it'd be a right nice project (fun too!), too bad I'm so poor at the moment.
Electric starter and this style coupe body came in '19 and by 1922 the bare wood around the windows was covered by sheet metal, so this car was likely built sometime in between. The running board brackets are the older forged type - pressed steel brackets were announced in january 1920, but forged ones were used together with the new ones for quite some time. Hard to tell if the front motor mount is the older or newer type, but the perches and wishbone is of the 1919 and later type. The rear axle has the oil filler hole high - that was relocated to a lower position during 1919 according to the encyclopedia so that nails the car down to fit the 1919 description pretty well.
Only thing that doesn't fit is a casting # on the engine that may indicate a 20's block? But engines are often canged out & this one would also need to be pulled - for exchange or repair.
Could become a up to date hybrid vehicle with a generator connected to a working engine
Wow, I would love to have that body. To my way of thinking it would be an easy resoration. I would say the body is some where around 21 because of the doors. BUT!!!What year did the the coupe still have wood on the front door post that was NOT COVERED. My 19 Center Door is metal covered from the windshield down. This car has bare wood clear to the bottom of the door. I have seen coupes with bare wood like this one but I don't remember what year they were.
Dave.......this is my '20 Coop.......
Certainly qualifies as a "green" vehicle. There probably some tax advantage to ownership.
I was trying to point out the bare wood on the outside of the car. I know the sides of the door posts are bare but not on the outside of many Ts. are your 20 coupe door posts bare on the outside? If you look at the picture of the msystery coupe you will see the bare wood reaching clear to the bottom and even some under the door.
Engine appears to be in bad shape. Cannot be cranked and big hole in the crankcase if you watch the video.
While watching the video there was a Youtube video next to it with almost the exact same car body. Lots of wood showing under the door. Deja vue? Titled 'Wife starting a Model T' by vinmanr2d2
Dave, I noticed the similarity with the other coupe as well.
I love the early coupes with the suicide doors.
I am only being practical...need a closed T for the cold weather!
Now how to convince the wife?
Oh i see the driveshaft tube is included in the video
Craig A, I don't want to hijack this thread but someday it would be very much appreciated, if you would be so kind as to show us your "Precious Metal" collection on a new thread. Many of us like old iron of any type. Great looking L JD in the background.
I'm afraid I'd get booted...... <oh>
For the people here who DO like all kinds of old iron I highly recommend visiting www.smokstak.com/forum/ which is dedicated to ALL types of old iron and where I happen to be the chief mod.......and we even have a Antique Autos and Trucks forum.......
BTW......NICE truck and I see you are in Iowa. I've been to Hart Parr Mecca (Charles City) three times as I have a friend there.
I guess if ONE OT thread was dedicated to member photos of their OTHER OLD toys....... ;)
That JD L was my Dad's first tractor. He sold it to my Mom's cousin who sold it to another acquaintance. After a time a son-in-law took it to Waukesha, WI, but I always knew where it was. I managed to convince the owner to get that tractor back up here and if she ever wanted to sell it I wanted first shot at it.
She DID get it back "home", kept her word and I kept mine......
Craig, as John said, there are a lot of us on here that appreciate many forms of old iron. Don't be bashfull about posting pictures or threads. Dave
well I ended up buying it got it home from north Chicago last night It does have a golf cart electric motor I will start evaluating the original motor next week to see what needs repaired. It has 4 coils so maybe it will be an easy fix I hope
Great David. Good luck and keep us posted on the progress. Looking forward to hearing more and seeing a photo or two.
It looks to me like you got one fine Car. Keep us informed on how the restoration is going. Hope to see you on a Leaf Peeper or Colorado/Wyoming tour one of these days when you finish it.
My coupe on the way up Trail Ridge, 8 miles up the road from Estes Park.
This one might be an easier project. I was tempted but other things preclude it for now.
Congratulations! (?) It would be wonderful for it to be restored back to a real model T!
Thanks for the update.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2