I have been trying to figure out the weight of TT trucks for the following:
1924 C-Cab with flat bed
1926 closed cab without bed
Also a chassis without a cab.
I have looked, but couldn't find the info posted. Any info is appreciated.
My '18 TT has a Muncie, a '23 engine without a starter but with an alternator, a battery, a wood cab with the roof missing and a 5' X 8' wood bed. It weighs in at 2,260 pounds.
Every TT is a different beast - weights vary.
If you are wondering about weight with regard to shipping,
estimate 3000 pounds max unless it has a heavy custom body.
For shipping purposes - height is what to know.
My dump truck is closed cab, Warford and Ruckstell equipped. Heil crank up dump bed. It weighs 2800 lbs with me in it. I has crossed the scales at close to 6000 lbs loaded. These trucks will work for a living.
Henry and Erik, Thanks for sharing the weight of your TTs. That is helpful. I have seen the photos of both of your TTs on this forum. Both are very nice!
Jim, I am just trying to figure out if I put a custom body on a TT what the total weight would be. I am surprised that it seems to be a bit hard to find the specifications for a stock TT.
I figured that the specifications are here in plain sight, but I missed it. My guess is that a stock TT may be around 1900 lbs, but I would like to confirm.
Merry Christmas! Yes, the information is there on the On-line Encyclopedia. You can go to the main page at: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/index.htm and then scroll down to "Weights". That main page has links to all kinds of good information on our Ts. Or you can click on: http://www.mtfca.com/encyclo/U-Z.htm#wghts and go direct to the Weights page.
Closed cab body (1926-27) 10/8/25 383#
1926 TT chassis 10/8/25
1577# with starter and pneumatic tires
1473# Non-starter and pneumatic tires
1617# with starter and solid rear tires
1513# Non-starter and solid rear tires
Just add the 383# to the chassis you have. (And remember it still won't be exact - i.e. demountables on the front? Clincher or balloon on the front etc. But it should be close.)
For the C-cab you need to know that the C-Cab was introduced in Jan 1924 and the Closed Cab was not introduced until Apr 1925 (ref page 354 of Bruce McCalley "Model T Ford." ) With that information we know that the TT CHASSIS WITH CAB dated 1924 is the C-cab and NOT the Closed Cab.
The early 1924 TT chassis with the C-Cab is 6# heavier than the later 1924 (1925 model year) C-Cabs. Data is for the earlier 1924 C-Cabs:
6/13/24 C-Cab and chassis
1798# C-Cab 1701 1887 1790
1798# with starter and pneumatic tires
1701# Non-starter and pneumatic tires
1887# with starter and solid rear tires
1790# Non-starter and solid rear tires
Is your flat bed the original Ford flat bed? If so it is listed but I don't know which label it really it. I.e. Platform body #452 or Stake body #588 in 1924 and 615 in 1925?
I hope that is what you were looking for.
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Merry Christmas, my Closed Cab TT Stakebed with the following: electric start, aluminum cylinder head, Ruckstell, Twin Hi-Lo Auxiliary transmission, 21" spare tire, 20" spare tire, accessory gas cans, full period correct tool box, large accessory oil container (10" X 24") weighs in at 3040 pounds.
Thanks Jeff! Sounds like a nice TT
Hap, thanks for pointing me to the Encyclopedia. I looked there but didnít think about looking up the term weight :-)
That is what I was looking for.