We are presently assembling a 1919 touring in Sweden and have most of the parts. Although there are some wooden parts missing, right now the parts from the sides to the wooden firewall. Anyone having a scetch or plan of these?
You can buy re-wooding plans for the 1915-20 tourings. They will give you all you need to re-wood your touring. Send me an e-mail and I can talk to you about them. email@example.com
This looks like your first posting, welcome to the forum! Is this also your first Model T Ford? From you web site you have built your RV6 and restored other cars, so you should be able to rewood the 1919 Ford.
I highly recommend Leon Parker's wood plans. Lots of good drawings and if you have a question you can e-mail him or call him for additional advice. A previous comment on his plans is located at the last entry at the posting at: – see last entry at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/198934.html?1300828585
Were all the body panels you are working with from the same car or from several cars or is that unknown? In general it is much easier to rewood and work on a body that has the original panels rather than panels from several different body makers. See: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/32458.html for a caution about mixing body panels from the later cars with the earlier cars – they fit but the moldings do not line up etc.
Note depending on who produced the body (5 or so body makers in the USA, Canada, UK) the wood needs to be fitted to that body. Also during 1918-1919 some of the the Ford USA bodies went back to the earlier style wood seat frames used in the USA in early 1915 and used for several years longer in Canada.
See also: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/251242.html?1323086837
And at: http://mtfca.com/encyclo/doc15.htm Bruce has the Jun 26, 1915 Factory Letter that states:
JUN 26, 1915 Factory Letter
"Hereafter when ordering body panels for 1915 cars, please give both the car and body numbers. The body number will be found on the right sill just inside the front door. This number will be preceded by a letter which indicates by whom the body was made.
"The above information is necessary as panels for bodies made by our various suppliers vary somewhat."
If you would like me to send you a free copy of RV Anderson’s rewooding his 1923 low cowl roadster, please send me your e-mail address. You can click on my name and my address is the third line down.
Good luck with your project.
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Hap makes a very good point about Model T bodies in the era of the low cowl cars. 1917-22-early 23.
The statement he uses from the Ford archives: ( The above information is necessary as panels for bodies made by OUR VARIOUS SUPPLIERS VARY SOMEWHAT)helps when restoring a car in this era.
The wood kit makers kits will fit BUT you may need to do some fit up of the wood structure because of the minor differences in construction and fit up.
When your building your own wood from prints you can make the wood pieces according to your sheet metal.
This is also true when buying new metal panels for the body.
Some restores will complain that the new wood or sheet metal body panels wont fit right. Its not the parts makers fault.
The metal may take a 'fit up' also because of the various body makers Ford used.
When this is taken in consideration its makes things a little less frustrating.
I am in the process of finishing a low cowl touring and when I finally understood that there might have to be a few alterations in the wood kit structure pieces and sheet metal panels things worked out fine.