Height of 1927 Coupe?

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Height of 1927 Coupe?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chris Bamford, Edmonton AB on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 07:37 pm:

Asking for a friend who has just purchased same and wonders if it will fit in his enclosed trailer (the vendor's measurements are apparently suspect).

Thank you.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Paul Mikeska, Denver CO on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 07:44 pm:

My 26 Coupe measures 72 5/8".


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chris Bamford, Edmonton AB on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 07:50 pm:

Jeez what kind of a dud forum is this anyway ... seven whole minutes to get an answer! (Thanks, Paul)
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His trailer has a "six foot" door height and I don't know what plus or minus is involved to that approximation. If the door is truly 72", then dropping the tire pressures would let it ease in nicely.

I would appreciate data from another car or two just to establish if there is a range of heights he should plan for.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Paul Mikeska, Denver CO on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 07:59 pm:

Chris,

For what its worth I drive my Coupe a lot and the tires are about 3/4 worn. With new tires it would be a bit taller.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Noel D. Chicoine, MD, Pierre, SD on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 09:26 pm:

I just measured my 26 coupe in the garage. Wood spoke 21inch wheels. 72 1/2 inches toward the rear of the top. Remember, as you drive it up into the trailer, the rear wheels are lower on the ramp and help the car navigate the door opening. Only as the rear wheels reach the height of the floor does the top rise to the full height off the floor. And that is likely where the trunk is and height isn't a problem. Good luck. I just hope the inside height of the trailer below any crossbeams is over 73 inches.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chris Bamford, Edmonton AB on Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 09:42 pm:

Thank you NoŽl and Paul, and also NoŽl for the geometry reminder. I'll pass the information on to my friend. Much appreciated.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Friday, October 24, 2014 - 02:12 am:

If the height of the trailer is close, remember that even among same year and body styles, model Ts can vary about three inches. Shock absorbers are one of the big offenders. They alone can add two inches for some brands. Beehive Hasslers add more than an inch (on average). Pancake Hasslers I think a bit less. Even on only 21 inch tires, the brand and tire wear can make more than an inch difference. Worn shackles can lower a car more than a half inch (a consideration if the car you are comparing has worn shackles and you don't). Bounce and rebound can also raise a car a few inches at the wrong time.
If the doorway is close? Be very careful loading. Load slow (that rebound and bounce again), a winch is best. However, a good driver can do okay. Have a spotter watch the clearance very closely. A third man as signalman also helps. Be very careful! Spotter and signalman need to be safely placed. I like to place the signalman at the side of the car. Nothing gets the driver's attention quicker than slapping the palm of the hand repeatedly on the side of the body or fender (be careful of finger rings onto paint).
Drive (or load) carefully, and enjoy, W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Henrichs on Friday, October 24, 2014 - 05:18 am:

One other caution. If it is a "squeeze fit" with only a couple of inches clearance (or less) will the coupe top hit the trailer roof as the car bounces on the front and back springs? Even if the coupe fits will the top be damaged during transit?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Ohio on Friday, October 24, 2014 - 06:56 am:

Don't forget about the door track and springs on the trailer door. They advertise a trailer door with the opening size but don't include the hardware that hangs down in the opening that the trailer door hangs on.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Zibell on Friday, October 24, 2014 - 07:32 am:

My suggestion, if it is that close, don't risk it. Find a trailer with sufficient opening.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By mike peterson on Friday, October 24, 2014 - 11:50 am:

if its a ramp door most of the time u need a 6-6 trailer, barn doors mite get it in, if u have lights inside trailer need 6-6 height, been there done that, and need to go in forward, not backward


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Chris Bamford, Edmonton AB on Friday, October 24, 2014 - 12:08 pm:

Thanks to all for the additional comments -- much appreciated!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Curtis on Monday, October 27, 2014 - 04:14 pm:

My Coupe being about 6' 5" won't fit in my trailer either. When the time comes to haul it I plan to take the demountable tires/rims off and load it on the wheels. Will this work?


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