Complete with running board service cans. Roll up your sleeves Tommy. 2 nice features C-cab and dump bed. Keep us posted on your progress.
the wheels are really rotten and the roof is well non existent
where are the best places to source parts from?
will do tom
This is a prime restoration candidate. Nothing going on here that cannot be reversed. Glad to see a dedicated T guy stepping up to save a worthy relic like this one.
Nice find Tommy. Looks like to much work, better just bring it to me and I will relieve you of that mess!
You know I am kidding you.
You will find all the questions you have can be answered right here. I am in the process of rebuilding a wood cab TT myself. I can learn along with you. I depend on the forum a lot to solve problems. The knowledge here is amazing. Keep us up to date on progress. Any history on the TT you have?
Your truck is a nice one. There are many directions you can go with it. You can restore it or you can fix the safety features and get it running good and drive it just as is. Some of the rusty unrestored vehicles get more attention on tours and car shows than the beautifully restored ones.
I would like to , and encourage you to join the Model T Ford Club of San Diego. It doesn't cost much to be a member and you will make some of the best friends in your life. Many are knowledgeable about parts and mechanical services in the area. Our meetings are in the San Diego Automotive Museum in Balboa Park San Diego. Access to this location is from Presidents Way off Park Blvd. Our meetings are the second Wednesday of every other month at 6:00 PM. Our last meeting was last week. The next meeting will be in May.
If you would like to meet me, send a private message.
Stutzman in Ohio respokes wheels. That is close for me. I think there is someone in Texas. Others will add to that list. Several good suppliers of T parts. Im sure others can fill that list also. I have good luck with Langs. Andy Loso in Minnesota is another. Andy is on the forum also. Depends on what you need someone will post opinions and experience with several suppliers.
I like it. Keep us posted.
Nothing good can come from this. Flee while you still can.
Take heed of the sage advice given, and please keep us posted. Looks like it has a Waukashaw (sp?) head on it?
: ^ )
I've hauled home a lot less ....Cool looking truck...
Wish I still had mine...
Chaffin's can help you with a lot of things....
I bet "Burger" can answer a lot of TT questions....
Dallas, did you have to replace your roof ? what are the options?
Norman thanks for the welcome and i will be sure to check out the model t club
Anthony thanks for the link
Rich i like it the way it is
Burger i know you are right but its way too late for me
Keith the head says "giant power head " as well as
G.E.M. i believe that stands for giant equipment manufacturing
carl it seems like less is more with one of these
Tommy, this is what I have. Enough for patterns on most of it. Floor is not there so Im guessing on it.
1924 C Cab Express Body.
Not sure why it turns photos. The other photo is of the front of cab. On mine I think it was a type of material over wood bows in the top. Not sure on C cab. Someone here will know.
Doors will be the toughest part to get. You may just choose to leave them off. I don't think that it was all that uncommon to remove the doors back then. Good luck.
Tommy, that is about the coolest model of TT. Remember if you just do the wheels and the engine (driveline) you can have fun learning to drive it. When you get tired of playing with the truck (ha!) you can think about restoring it. I've been in the play with it stage with mine for 20 years. The next owner can restore Rusty... but probably it will be my daughter and I bet she keeps it original!
Terry spot on couldn't agree more never started with one so complete
Gosh no one has seen the head sweet
Can someone provide a little info on that head for Tommy? I sure cant but inquiring minds want to know.
The head was made by Jerry Sherman. Hi-comp, aluminum and rearing to go. Giant equipment manufacturing was my Dad's company. It's the only one I've ever seen. He'd sometimes put different lettering on the head's for fun. Jerry Jr.
very cool TT Tommy, good luck with it. We well have to have a So Cal TT get together someday :-) Here's mine
Tommy, Welcome to the hobby. That truck holds some fond memories for me. One of the best was riding in the back with Jerry Jr. while his dad drove down Pismo Beach in and out of the surf. I canít wait to see her on the road again.
I'm jealous, thats what I want for christmas
Jerry and Jerry, are you guys serious?
Has anyone asked about the aluminum generator mount block off yet?
Tom, this is way too cool.
The generator mount block is Sherman as well. The head was made to look like the Giant Power Head of the late 20's. One of the first high compression heads for the T. I believe it has a modified A crank, large valves and a decent cam shaft as well, along with an aluminum deep sump (finned of course)with additional oil lines for better lubrication. Needs a battery, new plug wires, a rebuilt water pump, hoses and radiator and this engine should run just fine. If anyone has tires and front wheels for Tommy, I'll be at Bakersfield.
With this many Jerrys involved, are we looking at the original "Jerry Rig" ?
Has anyone here ever read "T model Tommy"? I have an original copy. It's about a young man getting his start in the trucking business with a model TT truck.
tommy it looks real good you got a good start Bernie
Really cool project... cool. Tim
I have Erik. I really enjoyed that book..
Dallas , your truck looks nice you do have a lot of material to work with.
Justin i was wondering about the doors.
Terry thanks that is what i am thinking ...can't wait to drive it.
Tom your truck looks awesome a truck meet up would be cool.
Jerry K i heard about the trips down to pismo beach that must have been an great time.
Duey they are serious !
Jerry knows the motor well
Erik that i chuckled when i read your post
Bernie & Tim Thanks
I am Inspired by this thread, and as a kid was influenced by the book "T Model Tommy" by Stephen Meader. Enough to drag rusty T parts found in the woods home. I got a fresh copy of the book on line today.
Cannot wait to see the TT running. Keeps posting
Would someone post a drawing of the top wood for Tommy? I think it would help him identify the remaining hardware.
I'm new to this affliction too Tommy.
Welcome...your TT is super cool. Can't wait to see the progress.