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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2013: 1916
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Randall Strickland on Saturday, November 02, 2013 - 10:08 pm:

Brought this home today,owners father started restoring years ago


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Eagle Ida Fls on Saturday, November 02, 2013 - 10:10 pm:

Great looking project. Keep us posted on the progress.
Rich


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Huson, Berthoud, Co. on Saturday, November 02, 2013 - 11:15 pm:

If any one can do a good job restoring Ts its Randall Strickland.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Chantrell - Adelaide, Australia on Sunday, November 03, 2013 - 03:16 am:

I agree, please keep us posted!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Sunday, November 03, 2013 - 05:44 am:

Randall,

What fun and as you sort through the parts etc. please let us know if you find a body number or body manufacture letter (please see the thread “Home for the Holidays” at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/40322.html " Depending on what original wood remains, the number or number tag may still be there.

Also if you can confirm with the previous owner if the body was all one body or was being assembled from parts from different bodies -- that can make the reassembly easier or harder.

From the photos I would guess a roadster body and that some of the body will need rewooding. If you would like a free copy of R.V. Anderson's "Rewooding a Ford Roadster [1923 low cowl]" article from the "Vintage Ford" send me a note and I will forward it to you. The MTFCA allows us to share those for non-commercial purposes to promote our hobby, club, and to help get a few more T's back on the road. If you click on my name my e-mail address is the third line down. While the 1923 replaced some of the wood with metal brackets, I believe it still will be helpful if you have not rewooded a car before. And if you do need to rewood it, I highly recommend Leon Parker's wood plans see: http://www.mtfca.com/cgi-bin/discus/board-profile.cgi?action=view_profile&profil e=leon_parker-users for his user profile that has his e-mail listed etc.

For information on 1915-16 details please see: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/13259.html that discusses changes made from when the black radiator cars were introduced.

Great find. And yes, please keep us posted on your progress and discoveries.

Respectfully submitted,

Hap l9l5 cut off


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Kriegel Mishawaka Indiana on Sunday, November 03, 2013 - 07:58 am:

Please add a great story about how you found the car


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Royce in Dallas TX on Sunday, November 03, 2013 - 11:42 am:

It looks like a torpedo runabout (Ford's official name in 1916) body to me, often (incorrectly) referred to as a roadster because, well, the term implies a two seat open car with folding top.

Always a great thing to see a long dormant Model T on its way back to life!!!!!

Here's a page from the Ford Price List of Miscellaneous Parts. My copy is a printing from September 1, 1920. This might help to identify the body parts you are missing:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Randall Strickland on Sunday, November 03, 2013 - 04:34 pm:

Hap,I found part of body number on right ft. riser 28028,prevous owner painted riser,going to put paint stripper on it and see if I can make out rest of number. Royce you are right,it's a torpedo runabout.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Randall Strickland on Sunday, November 03, 2013 - 09:11 pm:

Striped paint and body no.is 6 16 780284,all sheetmetal is with car,I got two sets headlite's with it ,one set all brass ,one set steel with brass rim's,the owner had pic of his father driving it in 1970,it was a Ga car,his son moved to Pilot Mt Nc several years ago and brought it with him,been talking with him about car a few years


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