Is the wood under the hood shelf on a 26 TT, 1 piece or 2 piece. Does the wood run the length of the hood shelf or is there one piece on each end?
The Ton Truck folks would be a better source, but if you look in Lang's (or one of the other vendorís catalogs) you will see they list them as Hood shelf support blocks, hardwood, 4 piece set. So that would be 2 pieces under each hood shelf. I think a 1926 TT still used the hood and hood shelves that the high cowl late 1923-25 Ford automobiles used. Note you can down load Lang's 2007 catalog all of it or parts of it at: http://www.modeltford.com/download.aspx The other vendors at: http://mtfca.com/suppliers/Suppliers.htm also offer catalogs etc.
If you compare the Lang's information to the Aug 5, 1928 Model T price list of parts you see that there was a right and left side for both the front and back blocks. They supported the hood clip area at the rear block. They didn't show a picture of the 1923-25 front block but the 1926-27 cars front block was longer than the rear block. That price list is available from the vendors and is very handy for looking up things. I like that most of the vendors use the original part number or close to it. That makes it easy to look up the part in the price list.
I hope that helps and that someone will chime in there and confirm that the 1926-27 TT used the same hood, hood shelf, and hood shelf blocks as high hood late 1923-1925 cars and TTs.
Hap Tucker 1915 Model T Ford touring cut off and made into a pickup truck and 1907 Model S Runabout. Sumter SC.
Unless I am badly mistaken they are the same as a cars and there are 4 blocks.I am also fairly sure the 26-7 truck was same as the 25 back car.
I have seen 1 27 TT with a cab that appeared to be built at the factory from a 27 sedan body.It had the Hemco or Himco,conversion also.
The hood shelf wood is two pieces on each side. The front is the curved piece. There's a left and right so be sure the counter bore on the under side of the blocks pitch the hood hold-downs out. The rear blocks bolt under the hood shelf at the frame and the fender bracket. Assemble the hood hold downs through the hood shelf and blocks with springs before installing the hood shelves.
After reading Hap's post again, can you post a picture of frame and fenders? I think he may be right about the 23-25 style fenders. If they are, you have to use the 23-25 style hood shelves (and blocks) as there's not enough space from the frame to the fender to use the 26/27 hood shelves. Plus, the 26/27 hood shelves are longer and need the support bracket at the rear.
I have a 26 TT, and yes, it is 23-25 style fenders/hood. yes it has 4 pieces (two a side).
All the best there.
In the 'New and Improved' era, virtually no change was made in the TTs. A few I can remember occured during 1927. I've seen, on both C Cabs and enclosed cabs the latest oval style of switchplate outlines on the dash and also the stake bed became considerably wider toward the end of that year. So this means they didn't have the 'New and Improved' fenders, hood or hood shelves.
Thank you everyone for your help. This forum has been a huge help in my rebuild.
This thread has also been a big help to me too, as my C cab TT is just a bunch of parts I'm putting together, now I know I have some fenders for it already!! Cooool.