I saw an aluminum hood for sale today. It obviously did not fit my '21 touring. I'm thinking 1915-16 models. It was a little rough, but cheap. Are they rare, should I go back and get it for reselling or trading? What would it be worth, in rough condition?
Are you sure it was for a Ford? "09 through '14 T hoods were flat panels and no louvers. '15 hoods were aluminum, flat panels, but had louvers on the back half of the lower side panels. A '16 hood looks like a '15 hood (panels and louvers) except that it is made out of steel.
Lots of other cars used aluminum hoods, as well as after-market sellers and speedster kits.
Without seeing good pictures of it, it would be difficult to estimate what it could be worth. But I paid $20 at a swap meet a few years ago for an original aluminum '15 hood in fair condition. I was glad to get it for that, and may well use it after some minor repair work. Well made brass era T hoods are readily available for a reasonable price. Many people prefer to use them because they look perfect with very little effort.
Good luck! Maybe you will wind up with a brass T????
Didn't the 11 Openrunabout and torpedoes have aluminum hoods? No louvers.
Richard - early 1909 hoods were steel, but after that through 1915 all were aluminum. http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/F-H.htm#hood1
Before I order a new Rootlieb hood, I'm going to send him a pair of original cast steel handles. As I recall, his are aluminum.