My dad and I went in together for this truck.
I need to learn about TTs now! First off how do I confirm that this is T and not A bed? There are five pockets on the sides.
Bed dimensions are the same. Difference is on the rear of it, say ford truck or just ford. I may have it switched around but I believe ford truck is TT and if is just says ford it’s AA
Wow! An intact C Cab! It will be fun.
I believe it says Ford Truck, but can’t tell from photos.
I like the special hitch set up.
Neil Wilson has posted a very detailed study of the Model AA platform body. See:
AA platform page
Note that the early AA platform is a carryover from the TT with some major changes to the sills:
"This platform was a modified 1927 TT platform. Some of the TT platform parts were direct carry-overs. The major difference between the 88-A and TT platforms was the side sills. For the 88-A the side sills were wider apart at the rear (i.e. tapered front to rear) to allow the body to rest on the AA frame which was also tapered. Additionally, the side sills were solid wood, unlike the TT which had “C” shaped steel sills lined with wood."
Good find Matt! Keep us posted with your progress. You are blessed to still have your dad to share the fun. My dad had been gone almost 20 years when I bought my T. We did rebuild and/or restore a bunch of antique engines together though.
You'll be glad you have those doors. That can make a nice truck.
Yes that is the correct bed.
....In good restorable condition! Matt, this is a nice find and you'll have fun with it.
Phil thanks for the technical info confirming what others stated that this bed is original. It looks like we have a stock truck with only a few changes (i.e. hitch).
So I will add to Patrick's Wow! It seems that this truck was last registered in 1952, because it still has the licence plate.
Justin, Good point! I guess I would only know how hard it would be to get the doors if I didn't have them!
Keith, My dad and I have the same thoughts on restoring. No paint. But he thinks I am joking when I say let's get the engine running. It doesn't turn over, so I imagine it would be a task...
Tommy, yes it is a true blessing to have a common interest as my dad. He had a old rusted Model A coupe body as yard art for 30 years. In the last few years I started giving him parts... He has something I don't have much of- time for projects... Bolt by bolt he got the Model A together. Now he has a running registered Model A.
Thanks for all the responses!
Nice find Matt. I am glad that you got in touch with Phil Mino, he knows a lot about TT and AA trucks and has helped me with information regarding my 1925 TT closed cab express.
Thanks Keith, I am glad to connect with Phil.
Can somebody educate me on TT wheels. Are the front wheels the same as a regular T wheel?
Matt, The TT front wheels are the same as car wheels, 30"x 3.5" wood or could be 21" x 4.40" wood by late 1925-27, wire wheels were not used on the TT by Ford.
Anyone know if the wood plans for the C-cab available?
Anyone re-wood a TT cab?
The only wood is in the roof structure and one piece below the seat cushions. The roof wood and hardware is being reproduced but I do not know of any plans available to build it from scratch. Luckily my original wood was all in good shape. See the attached link for more details.
Your link is very helpful.
I found out along time ago that buying a parts car seldom work. The same thing is wore out on both. But I got you beat mine has a hood
My response will be the quote on your personal page:
"If somebody offers you a bucket of horse manure, take it because the bucket may be good"
Could someone please identify this transmission from under the dirt, grease and rust?
Looks like a Chevy transmission I have one in my Tudor when I got it
I believe that you are correct, this looks like a Chevy transmission. Or a Ford with Chevy life support! From what I read that means I really need auxiliary brakes!
Those Chevy transmissions are geared really low. Had one in a car for a while. With 3-1 gears in the rear 1st would do 14 mph flat out, 2nd was about 28 mph and 3rd was direct. I was not impressed. I've heard most if not all of them were geared the same.
Thanks for sharing your experience! Were you driving a truck or car?
I was trying to find a good thread on this forum discussing a Chevy transmission in a T.