Brought this home today,owners father started restoring years ago
Great looking project. Keep us posted on the progress.
If any one can do a good job restoring Ts its Randall Strickland.
I agree, please keep us posted!
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.
Hap l9l5 cut off
Please add a great story about how you found the car
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:
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.
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