As part of my continuing effort to learn about my recently purchased Model T, can anyone tell me what this number represents? K26282 It's stamped in the wood frame structure under the passenger side seat on my Fordor.
In an older post it says the letters HP stands for Highland Park http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/257047/315083.html?1349439875
I recently purchased Model T Ford: The Car That Changed the World from mtfca, a book that I highly recommend! It helped me in understanding the number stamped on the block but this number is not in the book. Thanks!
This 2009 thread may give you a clue::
The K could be for Kahler.
Kahler was company that supplied Ford with bodies from 1916 into 1921. I believe they supplied bodies for Ford's Louisville assembly plant.
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It could be for Kahler.
The Fordor came out in 1922 that would mean they started to build the Fordor in 1921 or some of the same wood used in other models was used on the Fordor.
The Fordor came out in Dec. of 1922, so they were not building Fordors in 1921. If it is the car in your profile photo, it looks like a 1924 model year with the high radiator.
Later - usually found on some of the 1925 bodies - the branch plants started stamping serial numbers on the bodies they assembled. That might be what this number is. There was a plant in Kansas City, but I think somewhere I saw a number from there and it said Kansas City - or KC or something that was pretty clearly Kansas City. I would guess it might be Kearny NJ. - but that's just a guess.
Dave, my '25 coupe has a number that starts with KC. I think I mentioned that to you a few years ago while doing some research. I live about 80 miles or so NW of Kansas City, so I don't think it is too far from home. By the way, you're research has been invaluable! If I recall correctly you were in the process of writing a book on the '24-'25 closed cars. Any where near finished yet? Dave
That would be what I remembered. I have the info filed away just didn't have time to go look it up.
The book is proceeding - slowly. I really need to make the effort to finish it.