Model T body project and questions

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Model T body project and questions
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John McGinnis in San Jose area, CA. on Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 08:22 am:

I am renovating this body and have several questions. This is a touring, but I am only interested in the front portion, a cut off. I hope to recover some of the existing wood and add/replace what is needed. The sheet metal is sound and has been restored. I plan to use a steel firewall from '22-'23.
The questions I have are:
- What year is it? It is electric so after 1919.
- Where can I get wood designs, mainly the sills or buy the pieces separately? I don't want an entire kit.
- What fuel tank?
- What dashboard (not firewall) with instruments for electric? The dash shown seems to fit somewhat, but does not seem correct. body 1body 2body 3dash


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By john kuehn on Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 09:46 am:

Check out Fordwood. They have a website with wood T body kits, individual pieces and wood body structure diagrams.
Check out their T body identification section before you order. If you decide to order from them it might take a while to get your parts. They take their time.

During the time period you cars appears to be (17-22 low cowl) Ford used up to 5 different body suppliers.

The bodies were pretty much identical but there are some details that can make you scratch your head. If you decide to buy some of the wood structure parts remember you may have to do some fit up.
If you buy a complete kit you will have to do some fit up here and there regardless. They do not just "drop in".
Take your time and gather as much information as you can before you start. It really helps to fit the wood pieces to the sheet metal before you put the wood together.
Hope this helps.

Others will give you their point of view also.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 11:27 am:

Leon Parker has drawings for the wood parts.
You can find his contact info in older threads here like: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/80257/103781.html?1253708959
and in his profile: http://www.mtfca.com/cgi-bin/discus/board-profile.cgi?action=view_profile&profil e=leon_parker-users


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John McGinnis in San Jose area, CA. on Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 08:19 pm:

Appreciate the responses.
John..good information..I followed up on the site.
Roger..tack..will contact using older threads. You are one of the best contributors on the forum.
I still would like to get a better idea of the year of this body...and in particular the correct dash, and a photo. Also what is the correct windshield stanchion for this body.
Thanks, all.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By mike_black on Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 08:43 pm:

This is old info, but in the past they have made some things for me. They will make one part or the entire kit. Classic wood Mfg, 1006 N Raleigh St, Greensboro, NC 27405
(336) 691-1344


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Friday, June 27, 2014 - 10:16 am:

John -- The body is a '19 - '23. The '19 - '22 cars had a vertical windshield, and beginning in '23 they had one slanted toward the rear.

Look at the current thread with pics of 15's and 16's to see what the windshield thru '22 looks like. There is a small difference where the windshield mounts to the cowl lamp brackets on the '15 - 16's, but otherwise the windshield is the same.

You can go the MTFCA home page and click on the "Photos" link to see pics of all year T's.


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