http://www.ebay.com/itm/1909-10-new-Model-T-Ford-touring-body-top-leather-uphols tery-metal-parts-/221323506947?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item3 387e8b503
If I had the money, my chassis would loose it's current body and become available real fast! (Ok, it's a 21 but what the heck!)
Bid to win. Don't be afraid.
Yes, I wish I could bid to win! I happen to know that the reserve is well below what it would cost to duplicate it. You pretty much cannot go wrong on this one except by letting it pass. If you have any desire to put one together, this is it.
As I sit here, thinking about what I should or should not say. I will say, if anyone wanted to make me a reasonable offer on either my boat-tail or my coupe, I would consider making a deal now to get this body! It is way too nicely done to want to let it slip away, and I have most of an almost early enough to be passable chassis.
If I weren't broke, I would have bought this already.
drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Where is this body located?
Wayne, If we had some eggs we could have some ham and eggs if we had some ham!
Bill, I believe it's in Lodi California.
Thank you, Jay. I believe that rules me out, except Bailey and I will be in Reno the week of December 9th.
From the e-bay advertisement it mentions the body is located Lodi, California, United States.
Hap 1915 cut off
Thank you, Hap.
Only 3000 miles round trip!!. I suppose it could be packed into a 8' truck box with a bunch of moving blankets.
Beautiful. Wonder who built it??
It looks beautiful!
I didn't realize that in 09-10 upholstery gimp and nails were vertical, not horizontal.
Is at a Ray Wells body?
Just keeps on giving! Check out the 17.
Has a lot of '26 parts but the frame looks black era.
Jay, My dad used to say that a lot.
For anyone that wonders, yes, I know the seller. If I had the money he wants for it, I would have bought it before it was put on eBay. Beyond that, I have no connection to the body or what it sells for.
I do hope he sells it.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Yes, it is a Ray Wells body.
" Arrangements can be made to store the body for a reasonable amount of time. "
If anyone is planning to bid on this,
make sure you have the Seller clarify in writing
what that means exactly .....
A body is a static load - no moving it around
once it is loaded ....
If you have to crate it for commercial
drop shipping - you are looking at big bucks.
California is not an easy place to get hauling
out of .....
Well, I'm the seller and I can tell you anything you want to know.
By "reasonable amount of time" I meant that if a buyer wants to wait until after the holidays, that's fine. By "reasonable" I don't want bidders to think they can leave it here until summer. If someone is planning to come to Turlock at the end of January, holding it until then is no hardship. If they need to wait to hook up a trip with another event in February or maybe March, I don't care. The body has been sitting in its corner under sheets and blankets for quite a while and holding it for a couple more months for the convenience of a buyer is not a problem.
I have tremendous seller's remorse over losing that upholstery and top job. Ernie Romero did an outstanding job of it. But times change, goals get realigned, people get old and others get sick and die. Someone else is going to enjoy it and, it that way, I am happy it will be out from its cocoon to be used and appreciated. It is a great thing.
I have a body carrying cradle that I made to fit the back of my pick up. All you have to do is shackle it to the bed of the truck and anchor it to the tailgate. I simply put some lag bolts through the body brackets into the 4x4 base. Ratchet straps from the top irons to loops inside the truck bed completely secured the body.
I carried my 1911 touring body with it after Ray reworked some of the wood. I drove it all the way from El Cajon to Gresham this way and it rode just fine.
Anyone who want to pick it up is welcome to use it. It would be a great way to get Dan's body to your home!
: ^ )
Glad you posted a reply
No one has an excuse now NOT to bid ...
Alright folks ....
I have a valid excuse -- no money.
I bid on this body in the first twelve hours of the auction knowing full well someone would out bid me, it was just too beautiful to pass up the dream of winning it. My chances of ever coming close to something like this body are slim and none, now I gotta go check my lotto ticket...
Judging by the photos The body and upholstery qualify as a work of art. Sorry to see your dream not come to fruition Dan.
Dan Haynes, I sent you a PM. Please give us a call at 712-259-1808. Thank you.