Need information : description of wooden truck box (dimensions) that can be installed on a 1917 T in place of turtleback. Aso what type of lumber was used for the box and floor of turtle deck Thank You Mike
Here are pictures of a commercially built five foot box that was taken off a 1918 roadster (Sept. 1917 motor number). Note: it looks oily because I had just washed it prior to to taking the photos. I believe it is made almost entirely of poplar, although there may be some ash in it. I would have to look at it.
It has a unique, quick release bracket set-up for easy removal from the turtle deck.
I believe that most pick up boxes advertized typically came in five and six foot lengths.
I may be willing to part with it if the buyer picks it up in Minneapolis.
Erik, we might be interested in the box. Can you give us a price? Thanks for your help ,Mike
Chuck "The Hammer" Martel and I learned that shipping a pickup box is no small thing. Cost to ship it direct was uneconomical, so it went from Santa Fe Springs to Surf City in our box van, then to Hershey via Texas T Parts in a trailer. From there it went to Hammer's brother in Mich. It will eventually get to Rockford, Ill.
Turns out I drove an empty Windstar direct from here to Rockford just a month later. Oh, well.
Martel is French for hammer. Charles Martel was a famous king of France in about 700 AD. Rather than a surname back then, I think it was a description he earned. It's amazing what you learn on the History Chnl.
What is your email address? I'll send you a reply directly.
The reciepe for how to build one was posted in one of the earlier Vintage Ford Magazines. That is what I used to build this one. If your interested I will find the article.
I would love to pick it up in Minneapolis since I will coming there the first warm day. My son wants a pickup for his 1916 roadster in place of the turtle deck so I am sure interested in it too.
Yea that is a sweet bed,and I know it would fit my project as well.the orignal bed I bought is for the 26-7 and is to wide.dang it.
That bed I feel like should just have some satin clear coat of some sort sprayed over the remaining finish to preserve the lettering.
My son has a really cut and mostly original 1916 Roadster and that has the perfect patina to go with his car. I sure hope I get a crack at it for him since I really owe him a bunch. He has helped me change over so much computer stuff this year and works on it way late in the evening and I just stand there useless watching him. This would let me pay him back.
I might add that the bed I posted is no longer!!! I got broadsided last summer and it is now kindling wood. It was built with Juniper wood. The replacement is Cherry. I hope to have it back running in a week or so.
The (well traveled) Pickup box Ricks speaks of is currently in my garage. I have started to get it ready to restore, I only have until July to get it on, or the dog and I will not be on speaking terms (again) after the Centenial.
Erik, are all turtle deck frames the same dimensions? If so this will fit our 1917. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for your help ,Mike
Frank, we would appriciate the info . Thank You Mike
Ok, I finally found the article. It is in the march - April 1978 issue pg 33. That is volume 14 number 2. I don't have a flat bed scanner, but I could probably find one if that would help.
Thanks, Frank, I found the magazine and the article. All your information was correct except the year is 1979 for those who want to search by the year.
Yes, I thought they republished the article. I have the old one
Frank, Since I have only been a member of this club for 4 years..how could I get a copy of the article? I don't have the magazines from 1979
Dan, if you still need a copy of the article, let me know.
Thank you Neil, Yes, I still need a copy of the article. my email is: email@example.com.
Neil, Any idea when you may be able to get a copy of this article? No rush I am just wondering. Thank you.
I sent a copy of the article as a Microsoft word document to you. If anyone else would like a copy just let me know. The Model T Ford Club of America allows us to share articles such as that to promote our club and our hobby.
Hap Tucker 1915 Model T Ford touring cut off and made into a pickup truck and 1907 Model S Runabout. Sumter SC.
There are some good photos of Jim Cook's cut off "Oh Henry" at: http://www.geocities.com/jncsnc/modelt1.html that may help you visualize one common method of doing a cut off. Also, just some nice pictures of his very early 1916 that has been in his family since new.
Hap Tucker 1915 Model T Ford touring cut off and made into a pickup truck and 1907 Model S Runabout (they made those into cut offs/pickups also -- but the T was much easier to get parts for).