Last week I got my "restored" 1919 touring body back, see attached before and after pics. Yesterday I went back to Dr which was 8 weeks after hip replacement. The Dr. said it was OK to do some physical work but in moderation. After July 4 I will start removing everything from the frame of my car and clean, paint everything as I reassemble, with the "restored" body, which is the same year as the engine, transmission. I hope to get it done in about a year.
Good for you, William. It's looking mighty nice.
Wow, looks great! Quite a difference! Enjoy the project, be neat to see it when it's finished.
Who did the body restoration?
The body was done by a local guy (northern NY) who does this as a hobby, not a professional.
I bought a complete wood kit from fordwood.com The local guy did the body work and installed the new wood.
William it looks great
Nice - now the fun begins - reassembly. Keep posting pictures William!
I am very happy with the way it looks. Attached is another picture of the body showing the top irons that were with it. The guy who did the body fabricated and steam bent new wooden bows.
Really looks great!!!
I've seen quite a few '15s that look like that. Strange isn't it?``
William...well done...very straight !! Good luck finishing up !! Who will do the upholstery ?? W
Not sure about the upholstery, probably will get the kit and do it myself. From what I see on the forum, the Classtique kit is better quality and fit then the Cartouche. Anyone have thoughts on this.
I will need to buy both sets of springs as well and eventually a top kit.
If you think it looks like a '15 and not a '19, you could be right, I certainly don't know. Except it does have a hole in the panel directly in front of the driver seat, which I think was for the starter button.
William, I think Larry was referring to later bodies transformed into brass era.
Nice body before and after.
This was a great body to restore. Not many, if any missing parts or rusted out sheet metal to have had to repair by just looking at the pictures.
Will come out really nice after its all done.
Actually there was quite a bit of bad metal on the inside of the body. Seat frames had a lot of bad areas. The bottoms of the doors were bad.
William, you have the hard part done, and well done by the photos. It is the body which stops a lot of restorers. The body requires a whole lot of different skills to be done well. Now you can have fun with the mechanicals.
Keep up the good work.
Allan from down under.
Well said Allen. This was a straight body and the good part was it was still straight and not in pieces. A very nice start to restoring a T.
Many T's have wound up at swap meets because the bodies was just in to bad shape for some restorers.
This one is a good one.
Of course, I wish I could take credit for doing the body work myself but as I said earlier I hired the work done. Someone who lives only about 50 miles from me and does this stuff as a hobby did the work. He has done similar work on a couple of older pickups for himself.
Since my car now has a '26 - '27 body on an early frame and chassis with a non starter 1919 engine and transmission, I still have a lot of work to do. I will have a lot of questions as I get in to it.