Dimensions of the '26 Coupe

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2011: Dimensions of the '26 Coupe
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By david ward on Friday, December 16, 2011 - 07:04 pm:

Does anyone know the height of the '26 Coupe?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Paul Mikeska - Denver Colorado on Friday, December 16, 2011 - 07:13 pm:

Just went out to the shop and did a quick measurement. My 26 Coupe measures just a bit over 6 feet.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Paul Mikeska - Denver Colorado on Friday, December 16, 2011 - 07:23 pm:

David,

I just noticed that you are a new member and this was your first post. Welcome to the affliction... er hobby. Ask lots of questions.

Paul


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By "Hap" Harold Tucker on Friday, December 16, 2011 - 10:46 pm:

David,

Welcome aboard. You didn't mention why you wanted to know how high -- but two cautions in case you are new to Ts. First, if you are looking to put it inside an enclosed trailer, due to the slant of the ramp -- you probably will need just a little extra. Second -- if you are putting it in a garage and it is a tight fit -- use something to keep the door from coming down an inch or so. A "C-clamp" works well on any door with a track. Also -- if you have a garage door opener -- they often are lower than the open door.

And if you haven't checked out the local clubs please see: Model T Ford Club of America chapter listing at: http://mtfca.com/clubpages/chapters.htm and if there are none close to you also remember to check the Model T Ford Club International chapter listing at: http://www.modelt.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=5&Itemid=15 There are a lot of helpful members in both clubs and many of us belong to both.
And if you are new to Model Ts please see the posting at: which describes a lot of know safety issues such as Model Ts tend to leak and parking them in a garage that has a gas fired hot water heater can be a really dangerous combination etc. If you are an old head with Ts you may still enjoy the information.
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/149345.html
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/216209.html
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/154102.html
And safety, removing from moth balls, and how to drive at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/157992.html


Again welcome to the forum.

Respectfully submitted,


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 03:02 am:

Other considerations on the height of a specific body style. Spring sag can make an inch or more variation between different Ts. Tire specifics such as size, wear, and pressure can make about an inch difference. Vintage accessory shock absorbers usually raise the height some. Some can raise the height by almost two inches. So all in all, two Ts of the same year and body style can be different heights by more than three inches. My '24 coupe should be taller than a '26. But I can go down and measure it if you like.
So, what is your T like? Model T people are a crazy bunch. No matter how many model Ts we see and hear about, we always want to see and hear about more! And we like to see pictures.
Welcome to the affliction. Sorry to say, a severe case is usually incurable. I've had it for more than 50 years now! And I am not even 60 yet.
Drive carefully, and enjoy the season! W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Aldrich Orting Wa on Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 12:02 pm:

I have a standard "Toy Hauler" and I have to put the top down in order to get it in. The Sedans just don't fit.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George - Cherry Hill New Jersey on Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 12:15 pm:

Not knowing the why of the question...

The very first thing you do on owning a closed body car is to go look at your garage door and garage door opener! The opening is usually big enough...it's the rest of it that gets the 'ut-oh' usually after the first attempt to bring the car in :-)

Reset the garage door lift so that the whole door sits horizontal in the tracks when up, and then look at how the opener arm attaches to see if the bend in the arm still clears the needed height.

In one house I lived in, never bothered to reset, just used a clothes pole to hold it up horizontal in the tracks on going in and out with a Fordor. Had a 'new best friend' found this year (he actually found me :-))with a 27 Fordor that just had a new top put on it. He didn't check...now has a great big ribbon patch down the center of his roof from front to back :-(


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 02:06 pm:

It is not just the closed cars that have those troubles. One of our regular posters did that to his new touring earlier this year.
Drive carefully, and enjoy the season! W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Aldrich Orting Wa on Saturday, December 17, 2011 - 03:26 pm:

Generally speaking, is the 1926 Tudor Sedan taller than the 1926 Touring with the top up?


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