I just got a TT C cab I need pictures of the Top Wood and brackets. Can anyone help? Anyone near Iowa City have one that I could look at?
Here are a few of the underside and brackets. I have the roof off now getting ready for paint. I can get more pics tomorrow.
Also note that Justins top has the original stowage clips for the side curtains. I reproduce all the hardware for the TT roof.
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How's the family? Hope you and wifey are coming to the T Party in San Angelo in a few weeks. That'll be the closest to Tucson . . . george
Geo,yes we will be there, wouldn't miss it for the world.
Looking forward to see you again.....
Don and Sonny, I'll be bringing my TT. Will y'all be bringing yours?
Tony, I will be bringing my 26 Roadster.
Will ya all stop this chit-chat. Keep in on email. I want to hear about the C-Cab.
Great pictures Justin. Thanks very much.
I think I have all the hardware plus an extra set of corner brackets for the front. just have to make the wood parts. The wood I have is in pretty bad shape but with your pictures I think it will work out.
Here is how the hardware holds the C Cab side curtains in the wood frame (if you want to know).
Anthony, are those side curtains original?
There was only one very tattered side curtain with my TT when it came out of the PA barn in the early 70's. My dad had a couple made from the remnants using the old canvas material that he thought might be original. I dunno if it's original but it may be close. You are cordially invited to the T Party in San Angelo, TX the first week in October and you can see them. If it rains I may use them.
there is a square piece of felt riveted to the back hardware.
You have very limited visibility out of the side curtains when they are installed on the doors!
Thanks for the door curtain pictures. Texas is a little far for me to attend the T party but thanks for the invite.
Here are some pictures of the seat back. It is sparse to say the least. The fabric is held in place by a metal frame that crimps the edge welting in. I think that the cushioning consisted only of burlap and maybe a little filler material but I can't say for sure. The picture of the seat in the truck is what was left of the original. I purchased the top steel piece that crimps between the upper and lower body flange from Lang's. It is pretty close to the original but it is wider and will make the top of the seat extend about 1/2" further into the cab which will actually help me get a little more padding in. Thankfully, the cab looks better now! I don't have the seat bottoms but I plan on buying the springs new.
The TT C Cab and Closed Cab were made for the need of Fatman steering wheels. Nope, Tony, as ya'll are recognizing 100 year old Fords this year, I'm coming with the '14 runabout. So, in the year 2024 I might bring the C Cab. ;o)
The seats in my C Cab are very uncomfortable because the back cushion is so thin as you have already mentioned. I have used additional cushions behind my back to no avail. As Sonny mentioned, the steering wheel hits your tummy when you add to the back cushioning, which is makes it very uncomfortable when driving!
Yep, the TT C-Cab and perhaps the closed cab too were made for a different kind of people. I plan to shorten the steering column which should help somewhat. Now the wheel will be lower and hit the legs. Change the angle of the column? Any good ideas to solve this problem?
Since I may offend other forum members with "Chit Chat", I will post this with no comment.
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Don - You won't offend me with chit chat. I value your opinions and look forward to what you have to say.
I need one of the sliding fat man wheels. I assume you can still steer if it's slid up an inch or so?
I think the *fat man* wheel (shown) will help getting seated, but driving is another story. Other types with the sliding mechanism (on rails) might have a chance, but awkward.
John, My TT was a closed cab truck but at 6'1" I had a hard time finding a comfortable position. My solution was to raise up the lower seat cushion about 4" since headroom was not an issue. That helped some.
I also recall seeing one truck where the owner moved the cowl away from the firewall by about 1 1/4" with a wood spacer, shaped and painted just like the the firewall. He must have changed the cab mounts and gas tank location but when I saw it, the change wasn't that obvious at all.