How tall is too tall to comfortably drive a model T? My TT is not yet running so I have not been able to drive it yet. I am 6' 3'' and a little worried I will be cramped behind the wheel for any lengthy drives.
I'm 5'11 inches but buff. I can barely squeeze in my 21 speedster. have to take off my shoes and sit indian style to control the pedals!
That is buff and a bit chubby!
Jason I'm 5'9 and it is a tight fit in my friend's tt tow truck so at 6'3 you are going to be stiff after a long drive
Dang, not what I wanted to hear. I wonder if it makes a difference that I am bean pole? I only weigh 180 lbs which for my height is fairly lean...
I'm sure you're not the only tall man who rides a T!
Don't give up!
If this guy can fit, they can make you fit!
I'm an in shape 6'3" 245 lb, long legged, ex-Marine and have no trouble driving my 1926 Coupe. Having only ever owned a drivable 1926 coupe for 45 years, I don't know about other Model T bodystyles or years, so cannot comment on them. My coupe does, however, have 2 seat settings and my seat is set all the way back. Jim Patrick
PS For those of you who know I have 2 Model T's, I do have an unrestored 1926 Fordor which is not yet drivable so I'm am not sure how well I fit in to the driver's seat of that one.
I'm 4'9" and a thin 290lbs. and fit just fine in my TT.
What body do you have on the TT? I have seen some with roadsters and Canada Cabs open the door to stretch out and the passenger side leg can stretch across the front. I am also 6'3" and in my 15 touring am relatively comfortably. In the 26 Fordor I work myself in and have minimal room to move. I can stretch the right leg across the front but there is nowhere for the left to go. I have been on some long multi day tours. By the 5th day I am having trouble walking and need more breaks. But I always end these tours looking forward to the chance to drive my T'so. I do look for warmer weather opportunities so the wife will let me take the Touring!
How much room you have in a TT depends on which one. There are lots of different bodies on them.
6'3 here and fit perfectly in my 26 tourer. In fact, I feel more refreshed after a long drive in that than I do by driving modern.
Jason, I feel your pain. I'm right at 6'3" and 240 lbs and have a enclosed TT cab I will be using. I have yet to sit in one and was wondering the same thing. But I also plan on modifying my cab. It's fairly beat up and rusty. So I have no reservations about modifying it.
I'm 6' 1" and pretty dang heavy and I fit in my TT OK. Mine is a Pre-Ford cab made by a coachbuilder. The springs in the seat cushion are really weak. To look at the thing empty, you wouldn't think there's enough room between the seat and the steering wheel for hardly anyone to fit, but I still do.
Wow Burger you better lay off the burgers
So TT means Ton Truck???
Doug gets the Keen Mind Award. How many others missed that ?
Last time Burger and I went to eat burgers, he got the gal to make him an ice cream cone that was about 4'9" tall and weighed about 290.
the tt I have driven height was not the problem and I'm 6-4. Its the round I had trouble getting behind the wheel.
I'm 6'6" and about 210 and fit into my '23 touring car OK. I do have to stop every once in awhile to get out to stretch.
I've never driven a TT so I can't advise you on that.
I have driven a friend's 1912 T roadster and it had more space (i.e. was more comfortable to drive) than my '23.
With my box cab TT, I have no issues with with height or girth. In fact, I could wear
Abe Lincoln's stovepipe and still have clearance. But my size 13 clod stompers are
a bit cumbersome with the pedals, especially when combat parking. The "enormous"
rear window also makes sighting such backward movements an exercise in spinal stretching ....
sort of like playing Twister, except one could easily punch the truck through the back
wall of the barn. Don't ask me how I know about that.
At 6'4" and 220, I've never found a stock T I couldn't "fold into ". Last weekend I did encounter a speedster I couldn't fold into that I was supposed to drive. I suppose 40 years ago it might have worked
I'm 5' 9" and if anything, my '27 touring is a hair big for me. I would think that someone who is "in shape" and 6' 4" would have no trouble in it.
My Son is 6'8" and some how manages to squeeze in my 24 C Cab. He prefers the touring or roadster with the top down, then he sits on a boat cushion.
Burger's got it right, ICE CREAM!!! If I'm ever up your way, I'll have to stop by!!
When I drove the '15 from the Tin Lizzy Inn, as we approached the Yosemite park gate, my foot kicked the coil switch off! Yeah, it's a little tight down there with big feet! The "improved ford" pedals are a lot more convenient!
That is the only part of the "Improved" that I like ... the extended pedals. The frogeye high
headlight mounting and rounded fenders ruined the Model T aesthetic and just made them a
Model A wannabe. Thank goodness the TT was spared such horrors of "Improvement" !
Yes, ice cream is a life essential. Give me ice cream, or give me death, I say !
Over the 100 years of the Model T, the vehicles have not changed. But the owners and drivers have. The average weight and height for the 1920's would be around 155-166 lbs with a height between 65 to 70 inches.
well Burger being 4'9 you could wear the cat in the hats hat in your truck
I often do !