New to the Model T trucks and just purchased a 26 Model TT. It has doors, but they pretty worn. Does regular Model T doors fit or are there any companies that make doors for this truck, any suggestions would be great.
If you have any kind of doors hang on to them, they are not reproduced, and every one w/a closed cab are needing them, they make a patch panel 5-6 in for the outside bottom and from the belt line down only, also make the 4 cornered pc inside that covers the glass hole
Jay I keep lots of NOS and used TT parts and accessories. If your sq cab needs new wood for the top I also carry it firstname.lastname@example.org
The latches are as hard to find as the doors. I recently bought a cab that was really bad mostly to get the doors off of it because it has both of the correct latches. The latch tends to wear to where it won't open from the inside handle and so a lot of the latches got taken off the doors and thrown away. No other latch fits the TT door.
The garnish moldings are also impossible to find. They rattle something terrible if they get a little loose and most got taken off and thrown in the garbage.
I just sold a TT square cab that is being shipped all the way to New York because it has the doors.
At Chickasha, which in the west tends to be a good barometer of price, TT doors bring $100 - $400 each. The drivers side is harder to find and worth more than the passenger side. Fairly straight drivers side with the latch is $300, straight with the inner panel intact, $400 or more piece of junk with no latch $100. Passenger side is probably at least 50 less.
I've sold several sets over the years and then two years ago hauled a nice set to Chickasha and never even had anybody look at them.
Here is the latch. Notice the handle, which is unique to the TT. Most of these got pried off, drilled out and threaded to make a handle for the through rods on grain boxes. That handle is HARD to find even if you have the latch.
While not the original material -- it is made out of aluminum -- there is a reproduction door handle available from the vendors. See: http://www.modeltford.com/item/7023TT1.aspx part number 7023TT1
Also welcome aboard! This appears to be your first posting. You mentioned you are new to T trucks. Does that mean you have been around Model Ts for a while and just new to the Ton Trucks? If you are also new to Model Ts there are some helpful suggestions many of us offer to new folks. A recent listing of them is located at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/391545.html
Again welcome to the forum.
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The originator says 26 Model TT....and everybody thinks closed cab. Maybe it is a C-cab. Those doors are hard to find too.
Ford didn't make a C cab in 26 or 27
Where did you find information to substantiate that claim, Jeff ?
Jeff, According to Ford's own records the last production of the C-Cab was in 1927. They show 91 built for that year. I also have a May 1926 C-Cab that has the body still riveted to the frame. Even though Ford did officially retire the C-Cab in August 1926 they continued to build them with available parts into 1927.
I did some work on a '27 C-Cab last year.
I've even seen a C Cab with the mid model year ignition switch/ammeter dash cut out. In both the enclosed cab and C Cab this 'new and improved' switch was incorporated in mid '27 manufacture.
Yall could be right. Parts books don't list the C cab as such past 25. Ford definitely didn't make a C cab in 28 or 9,