I am restoring a 1927 coupe and found a body number on the cross sill next to the seat support.Has anyone run into this? I ask this on the other site and have not heard from anyone about a body number. The number is 025693B. I will put in some pictures of this. Leon
You are really getting modern – enclosed car, starter, probably has a windshield wiper. Sounds like it will be a fun T when you are finished. If you don’t get a response to your posting you may want to repost with it with a different title such as “1926-27 owners please check your coupe’s front body cross member”
I put an arrow on your picture just to show folks where you want them to look. They should be able to see it from inside the car on top of the cross member in the middle, just by moving the seat cushion or for that matter looking down under the seat cushion (I don’t like the bending part – never can line up the bifocals when I’m looking sideways at something) . But your pictures show that it may be even easier/clearer to see the number from the underside of the body cross member.
I thought just maybe the number was a Ford Assembly Plant number, but the list for the Model A Fords does not list just a “B” and they often are at the beginning of the numbers. Anyway, hopefully others will take a moment to look and share what they find or if they don’t find anything.
Speaking of not finding anything – earlier you mentioned you did not find the engine number stamped into the area on the right side of the frame. Sometimes the engine number is stamped into the 1926-27 frames on the other frame rail – same general area.
Hap Tucker 1915 Model T Touring cut off and made into a pickup truck and 1907 Model S Runabout, Sumter SC
I just went out and looked at our coupe and it does have numbers on it on that sill.
Ours says 5227 then below that is 0C222637
0C222637 = Oklahoma City????
Ford had a branch in Oklahoma City
Some 24-25 coupes had a serial number stamped into the passengers side floorboard riser. Usually, these numbers end in a B. It is believed (but there is no hard documentation to support it yet) that it may indicate a Briggs built body. Other cars have a number stamped into the wooden body sill just inside the passengers door. Some of these numbers have a F in them. A lot of the documentation mentions adding a note for use on the Ford body, so these may be the Ford built bodies. Then there are some that don't seem to have any numbers at all.