Old Photo - Help Date This Model "T" Coupe

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Greenlees on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 09:50 am:



I am working with the AACA Library to help them date and identify some of their unknown photos. Can you Model "T" experts date this Coupe? Has anyone ever heard of Vail's Garage?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 09:53 am:

Looks like a 1922 or 23.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Clayton Swanson on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 09:56 am:

22 was the last suicide door i think. do all the coupe rear windows go down like that? or is his window broke?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob Gruber- Spanaway, Wash. on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 10:25 am:

My neighbor's new (to him) '22 coupe has windows like that.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Corey Langner on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 11:27 am:

The '19 I am familiar with does not have rear windows that go down, so it must be later than '19.

Bessy


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Darel J. Leipold on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 11:41 am:

This style coupe was made well into 1923 and those were sold as 1923 models, The new style coupe was introduced in 1923 and was also sold as a 1923 T. The rear windows do go down on the first series 1923 Coupes. I owned one for many years.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 11:52 am:

Larry's correct, it's a '22 or '23. I don't know of any way to distinguish between the two based upon what we can see in the picture.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rich Chillingworth on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 01:00 pm:

A friendís Jan 1923 Couple has a raised lip on the inside window molding for use when closing the door. My Oct 1922 Coupe has a pull handle on the inside door panel and no window molding lip. I donít see the lip in this photo.

Rich C.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Garnet on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 05:18 pm:

After walking past that crowd, I'd be checking my back pocket for my wallet !

Garnet


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Ohio on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 05:23 pm:

With the reflection in the front window has me wondering what or when they went to the two piece front window. My '22 Coupe has a split front window. The early '23 had suicide doors but the later '23's had front hinged doors. My guess would be '22 early '23 but the front window has me stumped.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Wednesday, February 05, 2014 - 06:08 pm:

Dennis -- The Coupes made in '23 which had front-hinged doors were '24 model year cars.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Greenlees on Thursday, February 06, 2014 - 07:30 am:

Thanks to all for the help.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Thursday, February 06, 2014 - 11:40 am:

My guess is 1921. 1921 was the last year for the exposed wood around the windows and was the first year for the T type door handle.
The 1920 parts book list sash's for coupes from 1917 to 20 for that window. There were 3 different ones. 1917, 1918-19 and 20. That would tell me sometime in the past someone fixed the qtr window in place. Or the straps have been torn off. Lifters ether leather (1917) or whipcord (1918-1920) were listed for those years also.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Craig Anderson, central Wisconsin on Thursday, February 06, 2014 - 05:00 pm:

The rear windows in the '20 Coupe I had lifter straps........and they worked.


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