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My first T

Post by Jim Sims » Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:33 pm

Just seeing if I can do this.
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Re: My first T

Post by Steve Jelf » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:33 pm

It looks like the photographer was good at cutting off heads. :D
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Re: My first T

Post by Dallas Landers » Mon Jan 07, 2019 4:41 pm

Good to see you found your way here Jim. What year would the photo be?

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Re: My first T

Post by jsaylor » Mon Jan 07, 2019 6:51 pm

Sounds like a good topic. My first T. Then 1 year later at Long Beach Hill Climb.
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Re: My first T

Post by cars47 » Mon Jan 07, 2019 9:01 pm

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The day I brought my first Model T home, March 1981. I guess I didn’t trust the parking brake in the first photo, taken Christmas Day, 1982.

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Re: My first T

Post by Bill Robinson » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:02 pm

My first one. I purchased it in March, 1997.
What a fun old truck.
It didn't come with a top, instead the previous owner attached a big umbrella.
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Re: My first T

Post by Duey_C » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:43 pm

By gum, you did it Jim!
You had a helluva lot more to start with than I did!
And tires with air in them!
Very cool!
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Re: My first T

Post by Jim Sims » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:29 pm

I got this T about 1958 as a collapsed 20 touring. I drove it in the fields as shown for a few years and then installed a ratty touring body. Finally in about 63 I found a nice roadster body and made it street legal. Had to sell it in 70 to help support a family


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Re: My first T

Post by Lou Garoue » Tue Jan 08, 2019 1:45 pm

Real nice. My first T and only T was a '26 Tudor out in the woods with a big tree growing up through it. Bought it in 1962 from a farmer for two dollars, and it's still out there in the woods ...


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Re: My first T

Post by Dallas Landers » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:26 pm

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This is what it looked like when I got it.

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Re: My first T

Post by cudaman » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:28 pm

All, note that if the thumbnail for a picture is rotated funny, if you click on the thumbnail the original picture will show up in the correct rotation. :)
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Re: My first T

Post by gcomo » Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:59 pm

I like those wheels Dallas.


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Re: My first T

Post by Dallas Landers » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:22 pm

I thought they were pretty cool until I removed one and found the original hubs drilled for Shay replica wheels and only 3 threads holding lug nuts on the rear.


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Re: My first T

Post by E THOMAS » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:31 pm

My first complete T . I started collecting parts as a kid, but my dad kept throwing them away. Finally put this one together in 2016
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Re: My first T

Post by Skyler Kimball » Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:53 pm

My first Model T.
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Re: My first T

Post by Billy Vrana » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:13 pm

This was my first,
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Re: My first T

Post by Budreau » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:46 pm

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Re: My first T

Post by Raoul von S. » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:59 pm

E THOMAS wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:31 pm
I started collecting parts as a kid, but my dad kept throwing them away.

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Mine did the same thing ! In spite of all our acreage, he'd haul off everything
from parts to whole cars. And this was a guy who built Model A hotrods in the
early 50's ! Go figure !

Am I the only one a little concerned about the body in the trunk in your photo ? :o
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Re: My first T

Post by E THOMAS » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:12 pm

The dummy in the trunk is dressed in some sort of 1950's scanty outfit, likely part of a car show display. The owner may be from Providence, and those folks are used to having bodies in the trunk. The Model T is shown at its first car show, a casual local event. Won "best in Pre-War".

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Re: My first T

Post by Duey_C » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:16 am

Oh my. Dallas, I didn't realize you were stuck with that plight/blight when you fell into the T world! Yikes! Like I should talk with the wheels on one of mine!
I've shown off my hunky clunker 24 Runabout enough I think.
Skyler, that looks darn good! You young punks are where it's at! :D More?
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Re: My first T

Post by Mindless Automaton » Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:43 am

Raoul von S. wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:59 pm
E THOMAS wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:31 pm
I started collecting parts as a kid, but my dad kept throwing them away.

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Mine did the same thing ! In spite of all our acreage, he'd haul off everything
from parts to whole cars. And this was a guy who built Model A hotrods in the
early 50's ! Go figure !

Am I the only one a little concerned about the body in the trunk in your photo ? :o
You didn't raise your fathers right.


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Re: My first T

Post by Mark Osterman » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:15 am

I dragged this TT back to our farm with our old Farmall tractor when I was 16. I never got it running and eventually sold the parts and we hauled the frame out to the edge of the back field. Now I could get it going in a couple of weeks.
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Re: My first T

Post by Mark Osterman » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:17 am

I did a painting of that same dismanteled TT when I was 17.
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Re: My first T

Post by vech » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:03 am

Since I am a new guy, I aquired my first T, this 1915 touring car, a scant 2.5 years ago. I was warned the cars seem to multiply, and they have, we now have added a 1922 coupe and a 1923 coupe. Now the work will never end! :lol:

My wife is in the 1915 and I am on my 1925 BMW R32, the photo was taken last fall.
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Re: My first T

Post by Ruxstel24 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:51 am

Mine has been owned by me for less than a year...
It was assembled before I was born, and I went along for all the tours while still in diapers. After that, I was the one that made the whole group stop every 1/2hr so I could run in the bushes !!
I think it wasn't until the 80s when the old man fixed the chip in the locking steering wheel horn button, from me cutting my teeth on it. But I spent many hours helping my dad work on it and many other Ts !

The first car I ever drove was the Akron club assembly car, through a field behind Art's house.
Once a T gets into your blood, it stays forever. :)

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Re: My first T

Post by cudaman » Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:58 am

Here's Betsy, my first (and so far only) T. :)
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Re: My first T

Post by Ruxstel24 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:19 pm

I meant to post a picture :roll:
This is what she looked like when I started to refresh...before and after. :)
Ok, after and before ! :lol:
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