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TT Truck Running Boards

Post by jeffstag » Tue Jun 30, 2020 11:21 pm

Does anyone know when the TT running boards switched to the 'boot scrapper' style? Was that early '26 or did that come in in '25?

I'm getting set to dive into a '25 project (June '25, since I've got the engine) and I'm taking inventory, so I've got several TT parts questions that I haven't figured out already, but I'll try and space them out so I don't flood the forum with little nitpicking questions


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Re: TT Truck Running Boards

Post by D Stroud » Wed Jul 01, 2020 1:01 am

Jeff, I THINK the boot scraper running boards came out in '24 with the introduction of the high radiator. I could well be wrong, I'm sure others will chime in here. Dave
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Re: TT Truck Running Boards

Post by HPetrino » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:30 am

Like David, I too THINK it was about 1924. You must remember that old style parts were used up until gone, then the newer style was introduced into production. This suggests that the boot scraper style may nor have appeared everywhere at the same exact time.

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Re: TT Truck Running Boards

Post by abcarswell » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:12 am

My ‘24 with a high radiator has short running boards. It’s not inconceivable that these were not original to the vehicle. Based on my research, the change over to boot scraper appears to have occurred late ‘24 or early ‘25.


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Re: TT Truck Running Boards

Post by Original Smith » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:18 am

I really like TT trucks, but have never owned one. My question is was the C cab offered in 26-7 along with the closed cabs?


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Re: TT Truck Running Boards

Post by Jeepbone1 » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:25 am

Yes it was.

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Re: TT Truck Running Boards

Post by RajoRacer » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:54 am

I'm the caretaker of a "family owned since new" Dec. '23 (1924 model) TT C-Cab Express - it has the shorter running boards.
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Re: TT Truck Running Boards

Post by jeffstag » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:07 am

It looks like they appear in the parts book starting Dec. 1925. So maybe a mid-year '25 change (?) There were some changed made mid-25 when the close cab came out, so maybe early 25 (?) I'm not sure how much lag there is between a part showing up on a car and it appearing in the parts book
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Re: TT Truck Running Boards

Post by jeffstag » Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:45 am

I've been looking at pictures of closed cab trucks online that look like they're original. The ones that are supposedly 1925 seem like about half and half short vs long running boards, so I'm starting to think this was a more later '25 change. My 'June' truck should probably have the shorter ones then. I'm going to save a pair of long ones in case I change my mind, though, since you can't trust most of the internet.

Who has original 1925 trucks? What running boards do you have? What month was your truck made?


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Re: TT Truck Running Boards

Post by KeithG » Wed Jul 01, 2020 2:48 pm

I have a TT C Cab with the engine dating to August 1, 1925 and it has short running boards. I am fairly certain that the engine is original to the truck.
That would make it an early '25, but I think the '24 and '25 TT's were the same for both years. Maybe the running boards were a running change?

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Re: TT Truck Running Boards

Post by jeffstag » Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:19 pm

Actually confirms that the change to the long 'boot scraper' boards was a late (post August) '25 change.

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Re: TT Truck Running Boards

Post by kelly mt » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:11 pm

What running board is this on m y '25? I'm not up on the different types.
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Re: TT Truck Running Boards

Post by DanTreace » Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:43 pm

The Aug. 1925 Parts Books lists the short boards, L and R.

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And this nice photo shows good view of the short board with boot scraper upset end flare.

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Re: TT Truck Running Boards

Post by RajoRacer » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:31 pm

Not correct there, Dan - short boards were interchangeable - it lists 1925 L. & R. which is the "new" style.

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Re: TT Truck Running Boards

Post by RajoRacer » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:32 pm

Us folks with TT's refer to those as the long boot scraper boards.


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Re: TT Truck Running Boards

Post by Dallas Landers » Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:54 pm

I learn something new every day. Never paid attension to the 26 runningboards on my next TT project. Boot scrapers. 23 has short ones. Thanks for all the info.

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Re: TT Truck Running Boards

Post by RajoRacer » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:26 pm

Your truck is sporting the short boards, Pat.


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Re: TT Truck Running Boards

Post by jeffstag » Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:03 pm

So it looks like what I'm getting is that the long boards first appeared in the August '25 parts book and started appearing on the trucks at that time or very shortly thereafter. That syncs with the '25's I'm seeing being about half and half (unscientific and small sample size)


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Re: TT Truck Running Boards

Post by Original Smith » Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:03 am

Steve: Knowing you, you probably have the correct battery box and cover on you TT truck. How about posting a picture of it?

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Re: TT Truck Running Boards

Post by RajoRacer » Thu Jul 02, 2020 10:06 am

Sorry Larry, I don't - it was long gone before I inherited it !

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