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1916 turtle deck

Post by Randall strickland » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:12 am

Is there metal on top of the boards where turtle deck sits on on a 16 roadster or does it just sit on the wood?thanks


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Re: 1916 turtle deck

Post by MWalker » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:54 am

It sits on the wood, no metal there.


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Re: 1916 turtle deck

Post by Erik Johnson » Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:52 pm

The deck of the roadster on which the trunk sits is covered with sheet metal.

The floor of the trunk itself is wood.


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Re: 1916 turtle deck

Post by Randall strickland » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:33 pm

thanks fellows!


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Re: 1916 turtle deck

Post by nsbrassnut » Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:34 pm

It can depend on the manufacturer of the turtle deck.

Some are wood frame only and the metal skin of the body becomes the floor. Others have a rabbit in the wood framing and a wooden floor.

Mine was wood frame only and I added a wood floor on top of the framing instead of dumping things on the painted metal of the body deck.

This was discussed previously here and you may find out more with a search of older postings.

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Re: 1916 turtle deck

Post by Original Smith » Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:32 pm

I have no knowledge of the 1916 turtle deck, but on my original1913 with a Fisher body, the sheet metal goes all the way to the back body sill, from the tack strip. The lower framework of the turtle deck is rabbeted, as mentioned to accept a wood floor. I don't recall if it was 1/4 or 3/8's


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Re: 1916 turtle deck

Post by MWalker » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:05 am

I guess I was mistaken. Eric J. knows more about T's than I do, for sure.

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Re: 1916 turtle deck

Post by George House » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:16 am

Eric’s description holds true for my ‘14 runabout.
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Re: 1916 turtle deck

Post by FATMAN » Thu Aug 22, 2019 9:22 am

Here is a 1915, Bob
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1915 TURTLE 002.JPG
1915 TURTLE 007.JPG
1915 TURTLE 006.JPG
1915 TURTLE 005.JPG
1915 TURTLE 004.JPG


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Re: 1916 turtle deck

Post by Randall strickland » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:13 pm

Thanks for the pictures Bob

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