I was minding my own business when another barn find came up to me (an old friend on Main street)
Of course I had to look, the price was right and it was it was only a few miles out in the country in an old falling down barn. (some folks think "Gold" when they say Model T) He did not.
I am not sure I will call this a parts car or restorable????
I'm still jealous....whenever somebody asks me if I'm interested in an "old car in the barn", I find that the barn has already fallen in on it and it's crushed / rusted beyond hope.....
Good luck with that lower body rust, Willie. It's always fun to see someone else's problems. Congratulations.
At least it's another rescued T restorable.???? Sure it is!
I know a local fellow that bought a correct 1914 radiator and basically built a car around that old radiator, for someone that's on a low budget it would be a great start for them.
My first T was an old 26 Tudor I paid $50 bucks for, I worked on it for a few months I had little to no extra money back then for the project.
I burned up two electric drills cleaning the body with a wire brush, I got it cleaned up pretty well then painted it black. I had a steady stream of visitors wanting to buy the car one came by ever week he finally got up to $550, on his offers also one was a low ball'er seems you always have one of those.
The other fellow got all the way up to $750 plus an antique Marx train set. And a NOS SKS military rifle it was brand new, seeing as the car was sitting in the driveway winter was here and I had no where to store it .... We made the deal so $750 cash, I sold the train for $150 and got $250 out of the gun, I made a $1000 on the old T. I think a couple years later my bro-n-law wound up with the T each time it changed hands it got a little better because all of us had worked on it.... No telling where the at is now but I'd say someone has it finished by now or worst case it's a Hot Rod somewhere.
But someone would love to have your new touring I'm sure of it.
I LIVE out in the country and can't find any barn finds!!
I LIKE !!!
I find that sometime driving a T and talking to local people looking at your car can find T parts and cars. In this case it was an old friend that knew that I was into the old cars and his son was cleaning up the old family farm.
I beat the scrap iron man to some of it.
My first find was a jury duty find in 1979-80 in Alaska. Sorry there out of order. I still have the car.
This was all done with a Skill saw, Saber saw, belt sander, drill with wire brush and Shake well
& spray cans. Its not a hundred point car but boy did my family and I have fun. Took 1.5 years to complete. YOU CAN HAVE FUN ON A BUDGET. The body was my design from pictures. No forum or other help at that time.
Bob, that car with the snow gear looks like it could be fun, but it has been many years since my part of Texas had enough snow to possible use it here.
John Aldrich, I know what your problem is! It's me! I found all the cars in your area already! I fact I found one Friday and it is home already. It's not a T tho so I'm not sure it counts. I found a 1919 Oldsmobile 7 pass touring car with a stock flathead v8
Mike...you're like that kid in the neighborhood who drags home all the stray cats and dogs running around! (or maybe the ones hiding in a barn).
John, about 25 years ago i was poking around out in the woods near lake nahwatzel, which is a bit north of Shelton, WA. I remember running onto a lot of model T and A cars that had been abandoned at the end of a dirt road. I think there were about 20-25 cars.
Kim, I assume there were no early cars in that pile of abandoned car. I am sure if there was a 1909 or 1910 it would have followed you home.
Of course it is restorable, after all, "It clearly ran when parked!"
Ok, it would probably be easier to make a speedster, depot hack, etc. If the engine will free up or is free already, that is a good sign.
And thanks for saving another T or T parts depending on how it works out.
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Hap, the engine actually turns over. The young man I bought the car from is the grandson of the original owner. The grand dad bought it with intention of restoring it, but never did. I knew the grand dad, but I did not know he had the car. I did not take any pictures when I picked up the car. I should have to show that mess in the barn. The grandson is cleaning up and living on the place. I sure hope the house looks better inside than that barn.
You "done good." I would guess those are 16 inch disc wheels? With a set of used tires and tubes they could make a good set of "rollers" for someone wanting to move a chassis around. And if they are nicely attached to the hubs -- they could even be used on a speedster etc.
From the steering column support on the dash and the unequal length door hinges -- I believe the body would be a 1924. I assume the car was stored outside a lot sometime in the past for that much rust around the lower panels.
Have fun checking it out. You never know what you will find. I think it would be a great start on a speedster.
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Nice find!!!!!! Out here the scrappers would take it as fast as you can blink your eye.