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by fordt
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?
Replies: 98
Views: 6399

Re: WHat Have You Done To Your Model T In March?

Finally got the doors to fit and close on the RPU project! On to the engine!
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by fordt
Sat Mar 14, 2020 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Chickasha 2 weeks to go
Replies: 19
Views: 1551

Re: Chickasha 2 weeks to go

Same here, be safe, me and my crew just decided to cancel yesterday....
by fordt
Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: FS-Roadster turtle deck, Howells deck lid and lower panel, Model A pickup bed.
Replies: 2
Views: 586

Re: FS-Roadster turtle deck, Howells deck lid and lower panel, Model A pickup bed.

Well.....so much for Chickasha, looks like with everything going on we ain’t going! But the deck lid and lower repair panel above have been SOLD....
Be safe folks!
by fordt
Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Added to...Help and/or opinions on a 26 Roadster fitment problems
Replies: 14
Views: 839

Re: Added to...Help and/or opinions on a 26 Roadster fitment problems

Just wondering if there was a “too high” point for body to be above the chassis because of block thickness....
by fordt
Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Added to...Help and/or opinions on a 26 Roadster fitment problems
Replies: 14
Views: 839

Re: Help and/or opinions on a 26 Roadster fitment problems

Asking this question again in this same thread, hopefully folks will read down to here. Here’s a few picts of the new body blocks under the body subframe, showing how high the body frame sits above the chassis. Should these blocks be sanded down to close this gap? Should the blocks actually be sitti...
by fordt
Tue Feb 25, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Added to...Help and/or opinions on a 26 Roadster fitment problems
Replies: 14
Views: 839

Re: Help and/or opinions on a 26 Roadster fitment problems

Frame check turned out OK with check measurement methods I found on the board here. One other question, the body blocks DO need to sit right on the chassis frame, right? After tightening the body bolts down, the wood still sits about 1/8' above the chassis frame top, so I reckon some sanding is in o...
by fordt
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Added to...Help and/or opinions on a 26 Roadster fitment problems
Replies: 14
Views: 839

Re: Help and/or opinions on a 26 Roadster fitment problems

Yup....it’s apparent the “repaired” body subframe side is the most out of whack. The drivers side is pretty good as this pict shows, this is just a shim away from a nice closing door. 0F925C47-4988-48FD-9E5D-872D9889A6B1.jpeg I still have the issue of those front mounts being 1/4-1/2” inch apart, I ...
by fordt
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Added to...Help and/or opinions on a 26 Roadster fitment problems
Replies: 14
Views: 839

Re: Help and/or opinions on a 26 Roadster fitment problems

I did not, and probably should, this is a pretty hacked on car....
by fordt
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Added to...Help and/or opinions on a 26 Roadster fitment problems
Replies: 14
Views: 839

Re: Help and/or opinions on a 26 Roadster fitment problems

By frame replacement, I assume (or hope!) you're talking about body subframe? This was a first test fitting and I reckon I need to make sure the wood blocks sit down tight against the chassis when the body bolts are tight in the mounting ear. And I guess I can check the gaps where the wood blocks si...
by fordt
Mon Feb 24, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Added to...Help and/or opinions on a 26 Roadster fitment problems
Replies: 14
Views: 839

Re: Help and/or opinions on a 26 Roadster fitment problems

That’s what I thought, so pulling/bolting that mounting spot together just pulls the cowl down even more and opens the door gap even farther.....
by fordt
Mon Feb 24, 2020 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Added to...Help and/or opinions on a 26 Roadster fitment problems
Replies: 14
Views: 839

Added to...Help and/or opinions on a 26 Roadster fitment problems

As a preview, this is a survivor 26 roadster that has been much hacked upon that I’m trying to resurrect as a roadster pickup. Bottom of cowl and cab patch panels have been welded in. I have found evidence a previous owner also welded in new front cowl supports (the triangular uprights down by drive...
by fordt
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bushing hand brake cross shaft brackets?
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Re: Bushing hand brake cross shaft brackets?

I just went out and looked! Had no idea the oil holes were there, I’ll bet that’s one spot that gets overlooked! And I reckon my old roadster’s were based on the wear on my brackets...
by fordt
Sun Feb 16, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bushing hand brake cross shaft brackets?
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Re: Bushing hand brake cross shaft brackets?

Wow, can’t imagine chucking this big ol crooked piece of steel in a lathe!
by fordt
Sat Feb 15, 2020 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Bushing hand brake cross shaft brackets?
Replies: 5
Views: 508

Bushing hand brake cross shaft brackets?

Any way or preferred material to do this? Mine are getting pretty rattly and loose...build up the shaft or bush the bracket and ream?
by fordt
Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Converting a 26 roadster to a roadster pickup
Replies: 14
Views: 1268

Re: Converting a 26 roadster to a roadster pickup

This is really invaluable info for me! While I’m still a few days away from putting the body subframe on the frame, some of this will no doubt become clearer when I’m looking at the same pictures you’re posting and the information I’m picking up. Figured I’d get all the stuff riveted to the frame li...
by fordt
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Converting a 26 roadster to a roadster pickup
Replies: 14
Views: 1268

Re: Converting a 26 roadster to a roadster pickup

Cool! That picture of the metal stamped battery door is great! Good point about the metal deck stopping a lot of road gunk from hitting the underside of a “vulnerable” wood bed...
by fordt
Mon Feb 10, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Converting a 26 roadster to a roadster pickup
Replies: 14
Views: 1268

Re: Converting a 26 roadster to a roadster pickup

That’s a great point....maybe Scott C will take a look at his new PU and see if there’s any evidence of trunk floor on it. Looking at his bed picts, looks like he doesn’t have a diff hump on his.... I wonder if there’s more “converted” RPU’s out there with beds over metal floors? Seems like it might...
by fordt
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Converting a 26 roadster to a roadster pickup
Replies: 14
Views: 1268

Re: Converting a 26 roadster to a roadster pickup

Thanks! So do you think there’s any advantage to putting the metal “floor” back in for structural reasons?
by fordt
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Converting a 26 roadster to a roadster pickup
Replies: 14
Views: 1268

Converting a 26 roadster to a roadster pickup

In the process of doing this and have come to the point where I can add the roadster’s metal floor to the frame. Since this was the original “trunk” floor and there’ll be no trunk, do I need to add the floor back with the pickup bed going over it anyway? It would seem the original metal floor would ...
by fordt
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Pickup bed wood
Replies: 13
Views: 1719

Re: 26 Pickup bed wood

So if you’re turning a roadster with a turtle deck into a pickup.....do you leave the metal floor in?
by fordt
Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Roadster wood
Replies: 14
Views: 815

Re: 26-27 Roadster wood

Perfect! I can’t thank you enough! The pictures are great. I thought that was how the seat bottom board went in, but now know it still needs some fitting to sit within the seat frame and on the subframe. Looks like your touring has some patch repairs as well, mine are extensive and the bucket of rus...
by fordt
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Roadster wood
Replies: 14
Views: 815

Re: 26-27 Roadster wood

I might have answered one of my questions by finding THIS picture of a wood vendors offering. I see it shows a “seat upper” board marked. It also helpfully shows predrilled holes so I can maybe discern fastening locations. Still need to see/find out where the “seat bottom board” and “seat side” boar...
by fordt
Tue Jan 14, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Roadster wood
Replies: 14
Views: 815

Re: 26-27 Roadster wood

Revisiting this as my Fordwood just came in. Thanks Dan! Your last picture is a big help showing the seat back ledge that the wood crossmember sits on for the vertical slats to fasten to! Is there another horizontal piece at the top that the slats fasten to, or do they just bolt/screw into the top r...
by fordt
Mon Dec 30, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Roadster cab/seat help
Replies: 19
Views: 659

Re: 26 Roadster cab/seat help

Thanks to all again, my cab wood from fordwood is on its way, and the seat pan and seat back are in after only 15-20 tries for fitting! Yikes!
by fordt
Mon Dec 30, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Roadster cab/seat help
Replies: 19
Views: 659

Re: 26 Roadster cab/seat help

Possibly...just looked at Lang’s....saw this...
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by fordt
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Roadster cab/seat help
Replies: 19
Views: 659

Re: 26 Roadster cab/seat help

Thanks a bunch guys! I’ll attach the seat bracket to my replacement seat pan for an additional attachment point and to stiffen it up. I’ll also cobble up some wood pieces to stiffen the jamb and give me a tack board. The pictures also show me that the bracket has the same flat head screws holding th...
by fordt
Mon Dec 30, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Roadster cab/seat help
Replies: 19
Views: 659

Re: 26 Roadster cab/seat help

Dallas Landers wrote:
Mon Dec 30, 2019 12:00 pm
Rob, Itjust hit me, I have another 26 out back in the shed. Complete Kansas car that is in much better shape. I will try to get photos tomorrow.
Haha! “Just remembered another T out there”....priceless..
This is a big help....
by fordt
Mon Dec 30, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Roadster cab/seat help
Replies: 19
Views: 659

Re: 26 Roadster cab/seat help

Big time! There IS some wood behind that pillar since those look like tacks holding that trim panel on. And I reckon the metal strips in the pictures above could possibly be a support piece for that trim panel to not be pushed in. Any idea what the hole above the door latch is for, looks like a grom...
by fordt
Sun Dec 29, 2019 9:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Roadster cab/seat help
Replies: 19
Views: 659

Re: 26 Roadster cab/seat help

After some extensive forum searches, I came up with some more photos of naked roadster interiors... These two interiors have just a metal strip in the cab side, although the second one has a wood block AT and IN the seat frame: [image] 450F1F4D-6316-42FB-82EC-480FDBCEC31E.jpeg [/image] [image] AEE50...
by fordt
Sun Dec 29, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Roadster cab/seat help
Replies: 19
Views: 659

Re: 26 Roadster cab/seat help

Thanks Bill! Can you tell me what all the holes up and down the cab door jamb are for? Is there any trim wood in that jamb or around the seat frame...i.e. more structure that the side panels might attach to? I think I’ve seen pictures of like 2” metal strips running from the jamb to the seat back pa...
by fordt
Sun Dec 29, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Roadster cab/seat help
Replies: 19
Views: 659

26 Roadster cab/seat help

I’m putting together a RPU just about from pieces, and some were not together when I started so I don’t have “taking apart” pictures to refer to. I’ve patch paneled cab sides and cowl bottom edges and am now trying to cobble it together with original and Howells replacement pieces. Looked all over t...
by fordt
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: WANTED: Very nice 26-7 Roadster deck lid
Replies: 1
Views: 276

Re: WANTED: Very nice 26-7 Roadster deck lid

Did you ever find a deck lid? I have an older repro from Howells Sheetmetal...
by fordt
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 roadster cab wood
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: 26 roadster cab wood

Take another look....
by fordt
Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 roadster cab wood
Replies: 2
Views: 300

26 roadster cab wood

Found these 2 pieces of wood in my roadster project and wondered if my location is correct where I have them pictured and what they were for? Are they screwed/bolted to the cowl frame where I’m holding them? One of them appears to have a bracket left on it... [image] CBA0C7B7-00BC-40E3-B3DE-966090D6...
by fordt
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Howell’s Roadster deck lid and lower panel
Replies: 7
Views: 1014

Re: Howell’s Roadster deck lid and lower panel

Yup, I don’t get the customer service gripes, my cowl pieces were here in 2 days as well
by fordt
Sat Oct 19, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Roadster wood
Replies: 14
Views: 815

Re: 26-27 Roadster wood

Isn’t there a small piece in the door hinge pillar as well? What does this piece do?,a stiffener?, a trim attachment piece?
by fordt
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Roadster wood
Replies: 14
Views: 815

Re: 26-27 Roadster wood

I agree completely with Russ, I also believe that most enthusiast forums are made up mostly of folks who share things without remuneration.
by fordt
Fri Oct 18, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What have you done to your T in October?
Replies: 77
Views: 6815

Re: What have you done to your T in October?

A LOT of patch panel work....
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by fordt
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26-27 Roadster wood
Replies: 14
Views: 815

26-27 Roadster wood

Anyone have a set of Leon Parker’s wood plan sets lying around? There is NO old wood in my current project, I know the body mounting wood is available, but I also know there’s wood in and around the door frames, seats and so on...I’m bookmarking every forum post I can find with at least a picture or...
by fordt
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Roadster Pickup project question
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: 26 Roadster Pickup project question

I’ll attach a picture of both ways the cowl brace attached....which way is correct? The image is turned 90°....
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by fordt
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Roadster Pickup project question
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: 26 Roadster Pickup project question

The hardware store 5/16-18 slotted steel flathead screw may have to be the answer all around....
by fordt
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Roadster Pickup project question
Replies: 7
Views: 498

Re: 26 Roadster Pickup project question

I slapped a thread gauge on them, then held them against some 5/16-18, and they matched both beautifully...a 20 nut won’t go on them...
by fordt
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 26 Roadster Pickup project question
Replies: 7
Views: 498

26 Roadster Pickup project question

Finally putting together the 20 year old 26 RPU project....couple of questions, for now... Are the door hinge screws really 1/4-18? I saved the old ones but am probably 1 or 2 short, so....cheat and move a couple up to 5/16-18? Pulled everything apart and blasted it, patch paneled and primed it and ...
by fordt
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Howell’s Roadster deck lid and lower panel
Replies: 7
Views: 1014

Howell’s Roadster deck lid and lower panel

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by fordt
Thu Sep 05, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: T auction today
Replies: 22
Views: 2713

Re: T auction today

I had a great time! Picked up two pretty nice 26 Roadster rear fenders and a passenger side front as well as some other odds and ends I needed. Happy with the price, products and the process. The auctioneer was pretty funny and met some good guys in the assembled group. Great job by Kenny keeping th...
by fordt
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: Need wood plans, 26-27 Roadster
Replies: 0
Views: 208

Need wood plans, 26-27 Roadster

Yup, I know there ain’t much there, but just found out Leon Parker is not going to be selling plans anymore because of serious illness. If anyone has a set still around from a restoration project, I’d love to cut/fabricate my own if they are scannable and can maybe be emailed as an attachment as mea...
by fordt
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Auction September 2, 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 5155

Re: Model T Auction September 2, 2019

Just got back from this auction. It was a hoot and I’ve never seen so much T stuff so well organized and collected. I went to get some very specific things and got everything I wanted, was very happy with the quality I got, and very happy with the price. But I’ll tell ya, it was a LONG day....booken...
by fordt
Thu Sep 05, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interior wood needed.
Replies: 17
Views: 1545

Re: Interior wood needed.

Not to dismiss your need, but there isn't much wood to replace, and is simple enough that I'd think you could find someone with a table saw and a band saw and make everything in a day and then alter in place. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/332662.html?1357364469 Not feeling dismissed, ...
by fordt
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interior wood needed.
Replies: 17
Views: 1545

Re: Interior wood needed. Leon Parker

I just received a return of my payment to Mr Parker for a set of 26-27 Roadster wood plans. It was accompanied by a note from his wife that he is suffering from cancer and will no longer be sending out his wood plans. Prayers all around for him! It sounds like we have lost a great knowledge resource...
by fordt
Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Model T Auction September 2, 2019
Replies: 45
Views: 5155

Re: Model T Auction September 2, 2019

Amen to that! I'm driving up from TX to go, mainly just to see the volume of stuff but I have a few things I need for my roadster PU project I'd like to find....here's to those crumbs left!