So I have a mostly stock roadster truck, the doors are missing. I'm looking for a pair of fiberglass doors for this, but can't seem to locate any online. I'm just going to have internal door latches, so there's no need for me to modify original steel doors.
My guess is you building a street rod or hot rod of some sorts? If so, I would suggest the HAMB forums.
I don't really have any other suggestion as we here are primarily interested in stock vehicles or variations based on the time frame the cars were built. Most here prefer original OE parts to restore the cars with.
I guess as a last resort, you could place a wanted ad in the classifieds also. Maybe someone has a set of doors in fair condition you can modify to your needs?
There are at least 5 on Ebay now, under: ford model t
So a stock T with no fenders or running boards is a street rod? Or is it because I have the audacity to run fiberglass doors on a steel body.
I figured 'glass would be easy to find, cheap in comparison and I wouldnt have to deal with decades of rust.
I also use Kevlar bands when rebuilding the gearbox, 12v systems, waterproof upholstery and juice
Is that too new or street rod style for ya'll?
I've got 26-27 coupe doors and they were rusted almost into the ground. The steel replacements were expensive and rusted also. So, there is some welding to do. Love to see some pics of your ride.
As far as cost for the fiberglass doors, they may not be much cheaper than original steel doors. I did a search for fiberglass T Roadster doors and the ones I did find at the fiberglass T bucket body places were for 23-25 T's priced around 100.00 each. There are probably places that make them. Hope you find some that are reasonable and will fit your body. I do remember that the fibreglass bodies and parts aren't exactly the same but pretty close. If you find some make sure they will fit your steel body.
I needed one door on my touring so I made one out of 1/4" Birch plywood with the molding applied as a cut out piece of plywood hand formed to fit. The frame is very similar to a stock door frame. It
T works well It is a lot of fun having bystanders guess which door is wood.
There's a real decent swap meet in Puyallup this coming weekend, you might have some luck there.
No need to be insulted. Just that when people ask for fiberglass parts our minds go to "T-Bucket", as mine did when I read your post. Yes, you did say, "mostly stock"... I thought Chad's advice to you was polite and helpful, given what he thought you wanted.
I had no idea fiberglass doors were even made to fit a stock Model T.
Speedway Motors has glass doors, I believe. Speedy Bill.
WOW, Mr. Rusty, or whatever your name is. Maybe I assumed to much. But most people with less than 5 posts on here that start asking about fiberglass parts are usually into street rods. My mistake. I knew I shouldn't have even responded. I tried to do it as tactfully as I could, but apparently that was still to much for you to take. I'm sorry, I must be the worst hobbyist on earth. Maybe I should take a note from you and run fiberglass on my own fenderless true T-powered, Model T Gowjob. It might be lighter than stock and go faster--right? WTF. I give up, I'll go back to lurking, and not participating. I was happier that way then getting criticized by a new guy.
Good Luck with your project.
Thank You Jerry. I was trying to be helpful. I assumed to much I think, with the limited info given.
Scottrods has the 26-27 T Roadster doors. They make lots of T fiberglass Roadster parts.
Rusty Bones, sounds to me like you have a speedster- pickup. You could throw some tractor tires on the back then you would have a speedster- pickup- tractor- doodlebug.
I'm assuming that your T body is '26-27 since you need two doors. I know someone who might have a pair of earlier doors, but not '26-27.
People do have thin skins :-)
You could make a wooden form and build your own for a lot less than $100 a pop.
Chad noting wrong with what you posted, his description would lead many of us to the conclusion that it was a street rod. Hope Rusty Bones comes back and tells us about his car. It's not like we are 100% pure here, ok well some of us would like to be (not me).
OK, I'll bite. Kevlar, 12 volts, hydraulic brakes. Hey, your car, do what you want. But the question was is that too new or street rod style for us. Well, speaking just for myself....yes. Not saying YOU shouldn't do it, but again, that wasn't the question.