Aluminum Body

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Aluminum Body

Post by Steve Robbins » Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:22 pm

Any info or interest in an Aluminum T body? Just the sheet metal. All disassembled and in a pile. Has been covered and stored in an old cars trunk for many years. Don't know what year. Am told it is all there. If I want it it has to be moved soon. No pics yet. I really have no use for it, so it will be for sale. Anybody have Ideas on what year, body style, and possible worth? Will try to get some pics in the near future (weather permitting). Possible I will have it ready to take to Chickasha. Thanks STEVE!!!


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Re: Aluminum Body

Post by Steve Robbins » Sun Jan 12, 2020 12:23 pm

Sorry for the double post!!!


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Re: Aluminum Body

Post by Michael Paul » Sun Jan 12, 2020 1:07 pm

Touring car?

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Re: Aluminum Body

Post by TRDxB2 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 2:33 pm

I'm interested bu depends on what it is


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Re: Aluminum Body

Post by Steve Robbins » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:36 pm

Don't know what body. Will try to figure that out this week.


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Re: Aluminum Body

Post by Model T Matt » Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:51 pm

had a 24 4dr that was aluminum


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Re: Aluminum Body

Post by ford2831 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:44 pm

I have 4 aluminum open car doors. When I was in Hershey I was told they go on a Franklin??? Not sure but would like to pictures of the doors to help ID them. Someone also told me that Ford didn't make any aluminum cars?? I know my Model A's .Thanks

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Re: Aluminum Body

Post by Mark Gregush » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:57 pm

some 4 doors did indeed have aluminum skins and I thought there were some aluminum panels used on the center doors at some point.
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Re: Aluminum Body

Post by Wayne Sheldon » Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:31 am

For Fords. Most of the outer metal skin on the early 1915 center-door sedan was aluminum. Some 1909 touring car bodies also had aluminum skins. The 1923 model T fordor sedan was mostly aluminum skin and doors. For '24, some of skins became steel, but I think the doors were still aluminum for part of the year. A few fordor sedans had some panels in aluminum into later '24.
Non-Fords, A lot of cars used aluminum. Both Pierce Arrow and Franklin used a lot of aluminum in their bodies through the '10s and '20s. Many other high-end cars it might depend on who the body builder was. I know many Lincolns had aluminum skinned bodies throughout the '20s, as did some Cadillacs and too many others to name.


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Re: Aluminum Body

Post by Steve Robbins » Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:43 pm

Thanks for all the information, but the owner sold it before I could get a look at it. Steve

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