Friday i was at Menards and what was parked in the lot but a 26/27 roadster. I had to look it over I am just starting to get it T's Been soaking up as much as possible from this site. well the fist thing is it had a front bumper, mechanical brakes,rear bumper, wrong type rear end, 3 speed tranny, someone had put a T body on a A running gear Is this done often? wheel base and width looked real close, Did a T come with a rumble seat? It looked like a nice touring rig.
The hop up crowd has been putting 26/27 roadsters on A chassis since at least the 40's to get the beauty of the T and the sturdiness of the A chassis, often fitted with a flathead V8. The T chassis is too flexible for anything more than a '37-'39 V8-60 - and would need even more upgrades for proper braking.
There were different aftermarket kits sold back in the 20's to convert '26/'27 roadsters and sometime coupes to rumble seats. A modern repro version has also been sold. It's not too hard to make for any one capable of restoring a car, but the space is limited - more like a child's seat.
Thank you for the info. It sure looked like a interesting modification. I like my model A but I will still keep looking for a real T.
Joe, I would say that is Norma's T/A. Was it maroon? He's had that car for years. Makes the purists have a seizure right there on the spot.
I have-had one. My son went to look at a '29 Model A roadster project that turned out to be one of these. The frame weighs more than a conventional Model A frame and the radiator is an abomination. The previous owner made many compromises before giving up on it.
I removed the body, disassembled the chassis and set aside the various shortened parts. I am dedicating my future retirement to setting it right as the Good Ford intended.