Hello...still very new to this and tried searching but still confused. I have a 1925/26 T that had a truck bed on it but folks seem to think it was added.
I need a body and someone suggested a Roadster body. I guess I'm a bit confused as to how to add the body.
From these pictures can anyone tell me what wood was added and what wood was original. Some of the wood around the gas tank looks original. Are the 2 large posts with holes in them supposed to be there? Also the wood attached to the frame where the bed sat, should that be removed?
I'm seeing a lot of wood kits online but before I spend the cash I want to make sure I buy the right kit.
Chris in Fairhaven Massachusetts.
The Fordwood website has some nice pictures which might be of help:
None of the wood is correct. It looks like you have part of a 26-27 closed car. I would suggest finding a complete body or make a wooden body.
Christopher, Going from memory, I believe in the other thread, that most agree your car was either a 25 Fordor or Coupe, or a 26-27 Fordor. With that said, I believe none of your wood is original. Since it was most likely a Fordor or Coupe originally the pickup bed was added to a "cut off" closed car. The seat frame appears to be original for a coupe or sedan, but more than likely none (or very little) of the seat frame wood is original. You have a few options.
1 Find a coupe or Fordor body.
2 Start collecting parts for a Coupe or Fordor body.
3. Buy or build a hack or huckster type of delivery body. There are 100s of different styles of delivery bodies that were available back in the T era.
4. Build a speedster or racer.
5 I have seen nice fire trucks built using your style of cowl and firewall, so that could be another option. They were usually a Chiefs car or a chemical type of truck.
6 or anything you want to build, there are so many choices, that it really is a personal choice. The main thing is have fun
The wood on each side of the tank may be correct but none of the rest is not stock Ford. The metal looks like the front seat heal panel from a Fordor.
Here's one I made a while back.
And here's the back half. The two pieces together form the front seat riser.
Thanks again for the information folks. I started a new thread because the first one was getting long. I'm still waiting for my Ford books to arrive.
Not sure what I want this T to be yet...still taking the body apart slowly to reveal the frame and engine!