Working on my 1917 roadster wood project and could use some pics of where the rear of the turtle deck is and the decking under the turtle deck. Need to locate the rear sill so it
Is in the correct place.
Thanks in advance for the help.
Thanks for the pics, Also I need to know how much deck is exposed when the turtle deck is on, maybe some pics with the turtle deck on from the top or rear.
Thanks for the help.
Perhaps I could help? I've been wanting to ask the same question...
My '18 with a July '17 body and a trunk/turtle deck that has the cutout for a battery box, '19 or later?
Mine had been a pickup so I've been a bit lost.
If this is correct, there it is. :-)
This help at all?
Thank you, that does help!
Looks good. I wish I didn't have such a hard time posting pics. Tim
Aunt Mary's Runabout has been discussed on the forum. And the turtle deck area is shown below:
The complete large size photo is on Shorpy at: http://www.shorpy.com/node/4432?size=_original
The 1915-1922 dimensions below have been posted before but can also be helpful:
And remember that the bodies were produced by different body makers and sometimes varied a little bit form one maker to the next. Ref: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/doc15.htm that says:
JUN 26, 1915 Factory Letter
"Hereafter when ordering body panels for 1915 cars, please give both the car and body numbers. The body number will be found on the right sill just inside the front door. This number will be preceded by a letter which indicates by whom the body was made.
"The above information is necessary as panels for bodies made by our various suppliers vary somewhat."
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When working on Model T bodies its best to remember that the fit up and dimensions of the body sheet metal was not an exact science to begin with.
If you can get your car to within 90-95% of what it was from the factory your doing pretty well.
Thanks to all that responded