15/16 Touring Body on C/L in PDX, OR $500

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2012: 15/16 Touring Body on C/L in PDX, OR $500
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Monday, December 17, 2012 - 04:44 pm:

http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/pts/3481385404.html


I don't know the seller and have no dog in this fight. Just seemed like a reasonable deal for someone looking for the parts. I understand doors are a tough find.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker on Monday, December 17, 2012 - 07:06 pm:

Danial,

Thanks for posting. An important question for anyone interested in the body to ask the seller, "Does he know if all the panels and doors are from the same body or if they are from two or more bodies?" Why? Because Ford used multiple body suppliers and the panels from a Beaudett do not necessarily easily interchange with a Fisher or Wilson etc. produced body. (They will fit -- but they may require more tweaking etc.). Note without seeing the cowl it would be difficult to date the body as a 1915-1916. The side and rear panels interchange from 1915 to 1920ish when Ford went to the three piece rear tub from the previous five piece rear tub. The car appears to have the carriage bolt in the side of the panel in front of the rear doors which would indicate it originally had a metal seat frame -- which is the type shown as the rear seat frame.

If I lived closer I would want to drop by and take a look to see how straight or bent the metal was (it is difficult to tell from photos). I would also want to look at the cowl and the windshield brackets (you can see a part of the windshield hinge in one photo -- and in another photo I'm not sure if the windshield frame is shown or not. It may be missing some parts or perhaps that is not part of the body.). If there was no half moon cut out on the cowl then that would be a 1915-1916 cowl. See: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/13259.html for 1915 - 16 details.

And of course if the 1915 - mid 1916 style vertical latches and strikers are with the body along with the 1915 - 1916 cowl and windshield brackets -- that is a major plus for the body. As well as the body irons for the top and front seat section.

Again, thank you for pointing it out.

Respectfully submitted,

Hap l9l5 cut off


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Monday, December 17, 2012 - 09:16 pm:

Always a pleasure seeing your posts, Hap. I learn something from every one of them.


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