I just read something online that the Ford factory produced Model TT trucks with factory produced bodies in 1924. I was always of the understanding that the TT factory made truck began in 1926. Can anyone clarify.
Ford built something like 23,000 TT trucks with the C cab body in fiscal year 1924, which began in the summer of 1923. See here for all the details:
Royce pointed you to a great resource on this site. The late Bruce McCalley provided a summary of the information that is contained in his book "Model T Ford". The on line starting point is located at: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/intro.htm . And there is a wealth of excellent information there. From yearly summary listings which Royce sent you to, to details from the Benson Ford Archives -- see: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/doc24.htm where you see that on Jan 9, 1924 Ford sent a letter out announcing the availability of steel cabs. Note it mentions “Protection from the weather is afforded by close fitting door curtains mounted on uprights and opening and closing with the door.” That means they are talking about the “C” cab that did not have side glass windows. Bruce comments on page 354 of his book that the C cab was introduced in Jan 1924. Followed in Apr 1925 with the closed cab which had glass widows in the door.
You can see photos of the trucks as well as other Model Ts at: http://www.mtfca.com/gallery/index.htm to see the difference between the C-cab and the enclosed cab.
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As good as the abridged online version of Bruce's encyclopedia is, the complete disk version is even better. It comes with parts books, all the owner's manuals, service letters, sales literature, and a lot of other great material. It's the best fifty bucks a T owner can spend.
Ordering info is here: http://dauntlessgeezer.com/DG80.html
Thank you gentlemen, This is great information