Model T Coupe Height

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert Skingley ......Westland, Michigan on Monday, June 11, 2018 - 08:25 pm:

I am interested in a new trailer and need more information on the height in inches that you find on your car. I had a 1924 coupe and never took an exact measurement. The 1913 T runabout I now have is not a problem, as the top comes down. In the future I want to find an early coupe so I can enjoy more winter driving and I want the ability to trailer it for tours. I looked at a new trailer 7x16 that had a door opening of 76 inches wide and 78 inches tall. I welcome and replies, just want the total height and year of your coupe...thanks Robert


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rick Schrage -- Grosse Pte Farms, MI on Monday, June 11, 2018 - 09:29 pm:

Robert

My 1926 Coupe is 73 3/4" tall.

Rick


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Anziani on Monday, June 11, 2018 - 11:08 pm:

Robert, my 24 is 79-1/2" tall

Best regards, Bill


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert Skingley ......Westland, Michigan on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 07:14 am:

Thanks a few more would be good..


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Denny Seth - Jefferson, Ohio on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 07:29 am:

Not only do you need to watch the door height but the type of doors you'll be using. Roll up doors require head room for a bar and springs which hang down but doors that are hinged on the side don't.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert Skingley ......Westland, Michigan on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 09:29 am:

Denny true, I have 80 inches on the garage, but it would be a ramp door on a trailer, and exact size of the opening is what I measured...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert Skingley ......Westland, Michigan on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 09:33 am:

Yes a trailer with door hinges on the side might have a bigger opening, I looked at a ramp door, I still hope to get a few more Coupes height and year...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By FreighTer Jim on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 09:49 am:

I just helped two guys custom design car hauler trailers and they are taking delivery in the next week or so - my new custom car hauler trailer will done in a couple weeks.

Both of the other trailers should be at the Richmond National Tour & Homecoming.

I started offering free professional enclosed car hauler trailer design several weeks ago in cooperation with the company that has been building my trailers for many years.

Feel free to call me if you want assistance.

FreighTer Jim
260-804-6695


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert Skingley ......Westland, Michigan on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 03:51 pm:

Thanks Jim, I would like to see the height of the 1920-22 Coupes...…..


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By FreighTer Jim on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 04:21 pm:

Robert,

One trailer I helped design - a 20 foot model - has a 7 ft. 3 inch rear door clearance.

It is for the owner of this 1913 Model T Roadster Pick Up that I delivered in April from California ...




That allows for Model T Touring cars & Roadsters to be loaded & unloaded with the top(s) up.

Heights vary - as you can see ....

FJ


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George Danek_ Salem, Mass on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 10:03 am:

Robert, My 1918 Coupelet measures 77-3/4 inches tall. Fits through the 81 inch garage door opening no problem. Hope this helps.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert Skingley ......Westland, Michigan on Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 01:08 pm:

Thanks George, I think the way a car is loaded with a ramp that a 78 inch opening would make it fine with the coupe design. I realize I will get different heights because of many variables.....would like some more early coupe heights...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Benjamin J. Perfitt on Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 09:13 pm:

Robert, if you decide on a car trailer I’d be interested knowing what you come up with. 78” seems to be a common opening height - and then the prices start to skyrocket over that.
I’ve run into a few snags while looking for a suitable trailer for my 1918 Buick (mostly the business practices of trailer dealers here in MI). I started a thread on here, ‘Enclosed car trailers - what do I need to know?’
I won’t repeat any of it here since it wouldn’t be helpful to you - but I can show you exactly what less than accurate measurements can do.
I shrunk this pic down and the quality went down with it - but if you zoom in on the 2nd top bow - that little speck of light is a 2 1/2” gash from a garage door opener that is 81” from the ground. I had measured the car at 78”. When I bought the car (before I even saw it) the first thing I noticed was that the owner had the exact same garage door I had - exact same dimensions. When I got the tape-measure out for the car itself, I guess you could say I was a little complacent.
Damaged from garage door opener - 81” from floor.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert Skingley ......Westland, Michigan on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 - 09:50 am:

I purchased a Legend trailer 7x16 with an 80 inch height on the rear opening. The dealer also had a 7x18 with the same door...Joe's Trailer Livionia, Michigan. I talked with the MFG because I could not find this door size on their Web page, and they told me they don't list all the variations in the standard specs...…

http://www.legendmfginc.com/products/20/Explorer-Cargo-V-Nose-Series


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