I need the body moulding for a 24 t coupe, or any suggestions on what i might use to replace it with.
If its any help the body moulding for the closed cars in that era is made of aluminum or something close to it.
I was lucky that the moulding on my 24 Coupe wasn't missing when I restored it.
When I was restoring my '22 Coupe I was missing some of the body molding and a fellow suggested that aluminum moldings used on boats is the same and could be purchased at a boat supply shop. I never followed that lead because a friend who is a machinist made them for me.
At your previous posting at:
Dan Treace posted a diagram showing the body and some of the body parts and mouldings. Below is the same illustration plus another one. All three are from the Mar 15, 1927 Price List of Body Parts Model T. Which mouldings are you looking for?
Depending on what you are looking for the Antique Auto Ranch located Spokane Valley, WA might be able to help you see their web site at: http://www.antiqueautoranch.com/newwebsite/AntiqueAutoRanch/contact.html Also Model T Haven at: http://www.vintagecarsandparts.com/ might have the part you are looking for.
Additionally if you let folks know which part you are looking for, some different styles of moulding are available new from the Model T & A vendors. And Restoration Supply at: http://www.restorationstuff.com/ has two pages of mouldings – different sizes, shapes in brass, aluminum, and steel.
By the way, a few photos would help folks have an idea of we should be encouraging you to tackle this project as your first T or if we should be encouraging you to consider a more complete T for your first one or if the chassis is complete, perhaps restoring the chassis, mounting a speedsters, huckster, etc. body while you restore the coupe body. It also depends on how much time and talent you have. Anything can be restored, but when they are gone beyond a certain point it will cost much more to restore the car than to purchase one already restored. In the case of my 1915 – I would not recommend anyone else try to restore it. Why? It will cost more than it will be worth to most folks. But in my case – it is the car my Dad taught me drive in. And I have a lot of great memories with that car. [See: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/10844.html for just one of many reasons Blackie is a keeper for me.] So the extra cost is worth it to me but for 99.99% of the people in the world – they would be much better off to start with something better.
Good luck with your project. And as suggested in the other posting recommend you check out the local Model T Ford club nearest to you.
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Vernon, I f you are talking of the trim piece from qtr, to top that is a tuff one to find I look for four years before I came across one. I was going to make a knife and make one with an old planer table they have at work. But thanks to Dan Hatch at hershey last year I do not have to.
I deeply appreciate all the help and will be checking it out, but you see as a beginner I have no way of knowing just what these pieces are called.
McMaster Carr sells 1/2 round aluminum in alloy 6061 which does not bend well, but you can anneal it.
Haps post has a Ford parts catalogue which has the name and information of each particular moulding piece for a 24 T Coupe.
The sources he mentioned can be a help in finding some aluminum material to make some of the moulding which you may have to do.
I would start contacting T parts suppliers such as Model T Haven and see if they have any parts leads and etc. Post your needs on the classifieds.
Fordbarn also a T parts section. Watch Ebay also as another possible source.
The moulding is out there somewhere but it is hard to find. Unfortunately body parts that are unique to Model T closed cars are the ones that the sheet metal parts suppliers don't make.
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