1924 roadster body

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2016: 1924 roadster body
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By scott stuart on Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 07:23 pm:

Need pictures of brackets needed to put body together,already have frame and firewall brackets,thanks


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 08:55 pm:

Scott,

I see this is your first posting. Welcome to the forum! If you are familiar with Model Ts and already know you have a 1924 runabout/roadster body that’s great. But if you are new to Model Ts I would recommend you confirm what year range your body really is. From about 1915 to 1925 the runabout/roadster bodies are very similar looking to the average person. But the panels do not necessarily interchange. Specifically, the 1924-25 has a higher cowl for use with the had more wood and the later bodies have more metal brackets than the earlier bodies.
I also would highly recommend Leon Parker’s wood plans for the year of your runabout. Leon’s e-mail address is: (remove the nospam)nospamford1914@bellsouth.net . Customer comment at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/198934.html?1300828585 see the last entry. While you will not need them to cut the pieces, they will probably still be very helpful as you work to install and modify as needed the pieces. In general the earlier the body the more you will need to modify pieces to fit your body.
If you want some help determining if you have the low or high cowl please see the postings at:
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/7835.html
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/180661.html?1294054892

Lots of good photos during the rewooding of the 1924 and 1925 runabouts at:

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/22138.html
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/383308.html?1380323340
some repeat photos but lots of additional photos at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/383308.html?1384064157

The posting at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/599638/618419.html?1461651428 has good info and way down the posting it shows the difference between the dash panel (holds the amp meter, light switch) of the earlier low cowl cars and the later high cowl cars.
The posting at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/47333.html shows the hinge used late in 1924 to 1925.

Some additional information for the Roadster 23-25 (and the front is the same as the touring)

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/31820.html that one has lots and lots of great info and photos – and highlights the need to be sure you have all the parts for the same type of cowl (high or low) and not a mixed set of panels and parts.

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/22138.html
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/37068.html This link shows a lot of the differences in the 1925 body – with more metal and less wood used. It also has a different type of hinge on the door. Which if you have a body that is already in parts might be helpful in figuring out what you have.

Fitting doors:

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/19908.html

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/18901.html

General good info on body wood

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/16124.html

The MTFCI web site is NOT working lately. But when it comes back up recommend you check out the MTFCI tech section and click on the wood replacement links at: http://www.model-t-ford.org/tech_corner.htm

If you can find someone with a similar car to yours – it can really make things a lot easier for you.

Caution the some folks have mixed and match parts in the past and when you try to work on it – it doesn’t match up with what you read because Ford never made it that way. For example a 1921-25 touring rear seat section can be mated to the 1915-20 front seat section. It fits and even looks like it was made to fit. But the seams / mouldings etc. are different (see Bruce McCalley’s book, “The Model T Ford” page 317).

If you are anyone else would like a copy of RV Anderson’s “Rewooding a 1923 low cowl roadster” article from the Nov-Dec 1987 “Vintage Ford” please send me your e-mail address. The cowl section is different but the doors and many other items are the same. You can click on my name and send it via a private message or if you look in my profile my e-mail address is there also. We have permission from the editor of the Vintage Ford to share articles such as that for non-commercial use. It helps promote the club and to get more Ts back on the road. Thank you RV for taking the time to put that article together – it helps answer a lot of questions for folks.
Again welcome to the forum.

Respectfully submitted,

Hap l9l5 cut off


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith, Lomita, California on Sunday, October 30, 2016 - 09:15 pm:

The Ford body parts book does a pretty good job.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Joe Andulics on Monday, October 31, 2016 - 11:45 am:

These might help, for a high cowl less the 25 as I understand it.




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