Is turtledeck for '21 coupe same as that on roadster? The same design on the roadsters was carried forward from 1916 or so, I believe.
No they are not the same as the roadsters.
The first pic is a coupe The other 2 are roadster.
To add; the coupe side panels mount inside the body unlike the T-deck that fits outside the body.
Thank you, Leon, Richard and Mark. Now I need to find one for my "new" '21 coupe. Put 'wanted' request in classified section.
Richard do you have the measurements for the T- deck lid for your 21 Coupe?
I always thought the one that I have is for the early 20's coupe deck lid.
John, I just went out and measured some lids. The one on the car I am calling a 1922 is 21 3/8 inches front to back, 32 3/4 wide at the front and 32 3/8 at the back of the lid. I also measured some 1924-25 types and they are 18 1/4 front to back and seem to be the same widths as the earlier one. This puzzled me as I would have thought the sides would all be parallel, but they all seem to have this slight taper. All are old beat-up lids but there seems to be a common thing going on.
This may have been discussed here before.
Thanks Richard for the update. Appreciate it.
Years ago I bought a "pile uh parts" and the lid was in among the rest of misc. body parts. I have a 24 Coupe and the lids for the 23-25 Coupes are a bit smaller.
It looks like a 24 lid but it is slightly bigger.
I will go out and measure it tomorrow.
Some T body sheet metal is being reproduced but not the early Coupe lids.
Thanks for the information.
By the way I finally found a nice original 24 Coupe lid for my car a few years ago.
When I finally got to the deck lid in my 24 restoration I found that the original lid was 3/8" out of square! I went ahead and used it in my 24 Coupe. It does fit fairly well. So much for Ford's quality control!!
I've made the sides (quarter panels) for a 21 and still have the patterns but I don't have any patterns for the front, lid or back panels. With some photos and measurement, those would be pretty easy to make. They don't have the compound form like the quarters.
Skip, you could use a pickup bed on your coupe, I think those are cool. Just a thought. Dave
The back behind the seat is open into the trunk area also the gas tank sits in the trunk part way into the body. The coupe body sits a lot further back on the frame then the roadster so you would have to do one of those short Hot Rod boxes with maybe a pony keg for a gas tank.
Ken, I sent a PM to you Mon. Did you get it?
No, nothing on this end. Wouldn't be the first time PMs didn't work. Use the direct e-mail link in my profile.