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by Will_Vanderburg
Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Coupe Project
Replies: 24
Views: 1058

Re: 1924 Coupe Project

You can buy an entire kit from Classic Wood Products in Greensboro, NC. I don't know if they sell individual pieces of wood, but it won't hurt to ask. Also, when I did my touring, I contacted Fordwood and was told it would be a 9 month wait, and that was a long time ago. I have not heard anything bu...
by Will_Vanderburg
Sat Jan 18, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Speedometer
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Speedometer

I received this in the mail today. It only cost me $20. I think is a Model 160, but I am not sure. There are no holes in the case to mount it to my dash bracket. My dash bracket has mounting points located at 10 am, 2 pm and 6 pm. As you can see, the speedo has a removeable mounting bracket with att...
by Will_Vanderburg
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: UPDATE
Replies: 5
Views: 361

Re: I need some help concerning Sirenman aka Joe Dorgan

Dallas Landers wrote:
Sun Jan 05, 2020 8:59 am
Reading some of the complaints on line, it sounds like another story on the dad started the business and had a steller reputation and then the son took over and it went down hill from there.
That business you refer to had TWO sons who could not meet eye to eye and the business suffered.
by Will_Vanderburg
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Center door body I D Tags
Replies: 4
Views: 201

Re: Center door body I D Tags

I have a 1922 Center Door. There was no tag present when I got it.
by Will_Vanderburg
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Got this today.
Replies: 3
Views: 497

Got this today.

Just received this in the mail. All I need is a model 160 to go in it.
by Will_Vanderburg
Thu Jan 02, 2020 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1909 in Hemmings
Replies: 2
Views: 578

1909 in Hemmings

There is a 1909 for sale on the Hemmings website.

One of the pictures in the add shows a two pedal/two lever set-up.

However the actual car for sale has three pedals and one lever.

Whoops.
by Will_Vanderburg
Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Roadster needs wood repair: Any suggestions?
Replies: 21
Views: 1032

Re: 23 Roadster needs wood repair: Any suggestions?

The 24-25 tourings have a steel pillar on the RH side. I bought one from someone on the forum 10 years ago and wound up not using it, and just opted for wood when I rewooded my car.
by Will_Vanderburg
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:46 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1925 Repro Front seat heel panel
Replies: 2
Views: 146

Re: 1925 Repro Front seat heel panel

Heel panel on hold for Les
by Will_Vanderburg
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1924-25 rear sill covers
Replies: 0
Views: 107

1924-25 rear sill covers

Original pair of rear sill covers. Pitted but salvageable. I would like $10 plus shipping CONUS to you. I will not have a way to ship these until late next week. I am taking a train to pick up a car I will be gone for a few days. I can get you a quote when I return and we can finalize the deal
by Will_Vanderburg
Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: 1925 Repro Front seat heel panel
Replies: 2
Views: 146

1925 Repro Front seat heel panel

For sale a reproduction heel panel for the front seat of a 25 touring. Suppose it would work on a roadster too. This was painted 10 years ago with an aerosol can and stored indoors in climate control It is scratched and was not primed. It has not been drilled and was never mounted in my car. I’d lik...
by Will_Vanderburg
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leon Parker's rewooding plans
Replies: 32
Views: 2289

Re: Leon Parker's rewooding plans

If 500 bucks is all it would take to buy them, then I would do it, but I dare say that's not all it would take.
by Will_Vanderburg
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leon Parker's rewooding plans
Replies: 32
Views: 2289

Re: Leon Parker's rewooding plans

The last set of plans I have from Mel Miller has a copyright date of either 2003 or 2005 on them.
by Will_Vanderburg
Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leon Parker's rewooding plans
Replies: 32
Views: 2289

Re: Leon Parker's rewooding plans

I have read the comments posted after mine, with great interest, and I have nothing against the museum at all. Having worked at a LARGE transportation museum for several years, and knowing the inner workings of a museum, if these plans went into a museum, once anything is donated to a museum, you ca...
by Will_Vanderburg
Sat Nov 23, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leon Parker's rewooding plans
Replies: 32
Views: 2289

Re: Leon Parker's rewooding plans

I am very good at organization and reprinting and cataloging, but the pricing would have to be insanely cheap and that would not be fair. Unless arrangement could be made to make payments to her in kind so she could benefit from the sale of the plans as well.
by Will_Vanderburg
Sun Nov 17, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Forum Support Questions
Topic: 23 signed in and 93 guests. Why?
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Re: 23 signed in and 93 guests. Why?

I am constantly logged in
by Will_Vanderburg
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 268
Views: 11107

Re: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)

Don,

Will you be retrofitting a gas tank to go under the rear seat, or take the easy way and put it under the driver's seat? In 1915, it was under the rear.
by Will_Vanderburg
Sun Nov 10, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: The start of my TwinT project
Replies: 34
Views: 2149

Re: The start of my TwinT project

Craftsman Tools and Eastwood Restoration teamed up to build one for the 2015 Race of Gentlemen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwPb7LKqY18
by Will_Vanderburg
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach
Replies: 41
Views: 2136

Re: Going to look at a 1914 T Coach

None of you have convinced this guy to not buy this thing. He's still going to look at it with a chance of buying it to "learn" on.

For the love of God, just don't go. Period.
by Will_Vanderburg
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Would you park your car on this
Replies: 12
Views: 1383

Re: Would you park your car on this

It's like the rotating rack in a dry cleaners. It revolves. Each car is on it's own "chair"
by Will_Vanderburg
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 268
Views: 11107

Re: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)

My 22 rear seat back looks like John's. It curves at the top like his and is square at the bottom. Here's showing me removing the upholstery from it.
by Will_Vanderburg
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford history questions
Replies: 41
Views: 1576

Re: Ford history questions

When Henry Ford finally stepped aside, it was inevitable that President Roosevelt was either going to take it over and force Henry to resign or install his grandson as president, because by that time I seem to recall the company was loosing 10 million a month. So the call was made to remove the gran...
by Will_Vanderburg
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford history questions
Replies: 41
Views: 1576

Re: Ford history questions

Edsel Ford was only 19 in 1912, so highly doubtful he had a plan for replacing the Model T then. He didn't become president of Ford until 1919. The story about the sledgehammer is fictionalized for the movie "Henry Ford: The Man and The Machine". Cliff Robertson beat a prototype with a sledgehammer....
by Will_Vanderburg
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 268
Views: 11107

Re: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)

George House wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:12 am
Beaver Built bodies from Bay City... that’s too funny.... Here’s a picture of me in the back seat of my centerdoor. Most wimmen think I look like Pierce Brosnan...😜
That's because that IS Pierce Brosnan
by Will_Vanderburg
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: #1 cylinder not doing it's share
Replies: 34
Views: 1693

Re: #1 cylinder not doing it's share

I'm running a two cylinder Model T right now. I've got nothing but spark on 3 and 4
by Will_Vanderburg
Mon Oct 28, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is Cubel's Fordwood still in business?
Replies: 11
Views: 858

Re: Is Cubel's Fordwood still in business?

I compared my Classic Wood touring kit to a set of Mel Miller's drawings, and it was extremely close. You are right in that he did not do any drawings for closed cars. Fordwood was indeed taken on by the children of the original founders. That was about the time I was originally sourcing a body kit....
by Will_Vanderburg
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is Cubel's Fordwood still in business?
Replies: 11
Views: 858

Re: Is Cubel's Fordwood still in business?

The hearsay I have heard is Cubel's will not make a kit if they aren't in the mood to do so.
by Will_Vanderburg
Mon Oct 28, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Is Cubel's Fordwood still in business?
Replies: 11
Views: 858

Re: Is Cubel's Fordwood still in business?

There is no other way to contact those people except by phone, post office or email. Period. Let's say you want to get a 25 touring body kit. A kit from Classic Wood Products in Greensboro, NC is $2,600 That same kit from Fordwood (Cubels) is $1,500 BUT, and here's a kicker. If you want a roof kit f...
by Will_Vanderburg
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: '16 Centerdoor restore...
Replies: 268
Views: 11107

Re: '19 Centerdoor restore... :)

The wood in Joe Fellin's Centerdoor, while an ambitious restoration, was not anywhere near the caliber of Les's centerdoor wood. And that's just the opinion I formed from looking at both. I'm not degrading Joe's restoration at all, because restoring a center door is a daunting task. (i know first ha...
by Will_Vanderburg
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interesting spark plug finds at Hershey
Replies: 19
Views: 1599

Re: Interesting spark plug finds at Hershey

I have a set of 4 Wards plugs. They run like crap
by Will_Vanderburg
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Shout Out
Replies: 0
Views: 260

Shout Out

I just want to thank some people who have been very helpful in my restoration of my center door. Les Schubert and Don Booth have been extremely helpful, by providing pictures and measurements of different pieces. However, there are numerous unknowns out there because of the vast number of photos I’v...
by Will_Vanderburg
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Creation of new rewooding plans?
Replies: 16
Views: 715

Re: Creation of new rewooding plans?

With my 22 Center door sedan, I’m drawing my own plan as needed and replicating from there.
by Will_Vanderburg
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Creation of new rewooding plans?
Replies: 16
Views: 715

Re: Creation of new rewooding plans?

When I did my 24-25 touting, I bought a set of Mel’s plans from someone. It was missing a page. I later bought another from his daughter. However, I didn’t cut a single piece of wood from them except as practice. I actually used them to assemble a Classic Wood Products kit I bought from Bob Bergstad...
by Will_Vanderburg
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Has anyone bought from Gene Morgan?
Replies: 23
Views: 1911

Re: Has anyone bought from Gene Morgan?

Never never never never send money thru PayPal as a gift. You have no recourse to get your money back. Always pay Goods and Services.
by Will_Vanderburg
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1922 replacing wood.
Replies: 2
Views: 280

Re: 1922 replacing wood.

All four headers...2 fronts and two rears.
by Will_Vanderburg
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1922 replacing wood.
Replies: 2
Views: 280

1922 replacing wood.

Replicated the front quarter window headers for both passenger and driver sides. Pocket holes and window channel attachment holes marked.
by Will_Vanderburg
Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: My Hershey find.
Replies: 1
Views: 607

My Hershey find.

Found this....Fluting is worn on the handle.
by Will_Vanderburg
Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Hershey 2019 Photos
Replies: 78
Views: 7471

Re: Hershey 2019 — Day 1

The rotted out oil pan was still there as of today, Friday.
by Will_Vanderburg
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: ”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”
Replies: 21
Views: 1213

Re: ”Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”

One way to solve this would be for someone to offer up a totally original 1914 touring and allow scientific analysis of it's paint. And I mean a car that has never been touched.

I firmly believe when the assembly line began, there was only one color.
by Will_Vanderburg
Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Do all 1920s model Ts have these?
Replies: 11
Views: 1324

Re: Do all 1920s model Ts have these?

This is the back seat of my Touring. You can see how the stiffener is attached here. My car also had metal plates in the doors.
by Will_Vanderburg
Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Leaning a little
Replies: 4
Views: 537

Re: Leaning a little

My touring does the same thing.
by Will_Vanderburg
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door Wood Kits
Replies: 11
Views: 659

Re: Door Wood Kits

also on a 24 door, the wood is pegged, not screwed together. I screwed my for convenience
by Will_Vanderburg
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door Wood Kits
Replies: 11
Views: 659

Re: Door Wood Kits

Last time I spoke to Fordwood, a body kit would take 9 months (if they decided to make one). I bought it from Bob's Antique who gets theirs from Classic Wood, and it was at my dad's house in a week and a half.

Fordwood people are notoriously difficult to get a hold of
by Will_Vanderburg
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Door Wood Kits
Replies: 11
Views: 659

Re: Door Wood Kits

Who is their supplier?

Classic wood products in Greensboro does doors and you can call them direct.
by Will_Vanderburg
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:02 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Dealership in Chester, NJ
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: Ford Dealership in Chester, NJ

Popular Science Magazine volume 161 number 2 and dated August 1952. Herb Singe, who at one time was director of the NewJersey Division of the AACA, bought a partially crated 1923 coupe from Morris Chamberlain in 1950 for $100 bucks. Singe stripped the original cracked paint off and applied 20 coats ...
by Will_Vanderburg
Wed Sep 25, 2019 1:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Dealership in Chester, NJ
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Re: Ford Dealership in Chester, NJ

I don’t know when he stopped selling Ford products but I’ve seen literature from 1923 saying he sold Lincoln’s. The brochure above is from 1922. According to the article, the knock downs were $600 bucks. However in 1922, only the sedans sold anywhere near that price. The tourings and roadsters were ...
by Will_Vanderburg
Tue Sep 24, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Ford Dealership in Chester, NJ
Replies: 5
Views: 628

Ford Dealership in Chester, NJ

Going through the files, I came across the following information. Morris Chamberlain owned a Ford Dealership in Chester, NJ. Morris sold Model T's that were shipped to him in crates. At some point in history, he got into an argument with Henry Ford and would stop selling Fords. When Morris died in 1...
by Will_Vanderburg
Tue Sep 24, 2019 11:27 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can you ID the source of these diagrams?
Replies: 11
Views: 943

Re: Can you ID the source of these diagrams?

There is a third diagram that goes with those two. It's a drawing of using the low speed tube clearance gauge 24-Z2390
by Will_Vanderburg
Tue Sep 24, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Can you ID the source of these diagrams?
Replies: 11
Views: 943

Re: Can you ID the source of these diagrams?

Steve,

It's from the January 1st, 1920 Ford Service Bulletin
by Will_Vanderburg
Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1922 Center Door rockers.
Replies: 0
Views: 156

1922 Center Door rockers.

A newly minted set of rocker panels for a 1922 Center Door Sedan.

Don Booth is an amazing craftsman. He didn’t have the curved corner pieces but he was able to match the curve anyway.
by Will_Vanderburg
Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1915 Model T in New Jersey
Replies: 6
Views: 695

Re: 1915 Model T in New Jersey

There is only one Anthony Santullo in NJ. If it's the right person, the town where he lives, the houses are really close together and it appears that none of them have storage buildings. Mostly housing developments. And that's assuming he lives there.
by Will_Vanderburg
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Aluminum foil= Snipe hunt?
Replies: 6
Views: 683

Re: Aluminum foil= Snipe hunt?

Tape or foil is wrapped in a Counter-clockwise direction, so when you turn the plug clock-wise the material stays on.
by Will_Vanderburg
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 59799

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

...McDonald's has a posted rule somewhere that a patron isn't supposed to be on the premises longer than 30 minutes. [/size] This is true, but in many of them, especially in small towns, the old regulars sop up coffee for hours every day. ...who takes care of Shorty when you're away? [/size] She ha...
by Will_Vanderburg
Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Here I go again .... to OCF
Replies: 244
Views: 59799

Re: Here I go again .... to OCF

McDonald's has a posted rule somewhere that a patron isn't supposed to be on the premises longer than 30 minutes. It's to prevent loiterers
by Will_Vanderburg
Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making some crude drawings
Replies: 3
Views: 566

Re: Making some crude drawings

An astute observer noticed the roof rail and header were upside down. Here’s an updated drawing.
by Will_Vanderburg
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Making some crude drawings
Replies: 3
Views: 566

Making some crude drawings

Drawing of how I think things may go together.
by Will_Vanderburg
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Seat Belt Install
Replies: 22
Views: 1070

Re: Seat Belt Install

I "borrowed" a picture I found on the net while researching the rear seat box for a 1922 Center Door. It shows seat belts having been installed in it. I do not know who's car it is, so I cannot give proper credit. It isn't mine.
by Will_Vanderburg
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Whoops .. foot got stuck
Replies: 20
Views: 1549

Re: Whoops .. foot got stuck

You can get pedal extensions for the other two that resemble 26-27 pedals
by Will_Vanderburg
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: And We're Off! Possible Law Changes
Replies: 17
Views: 1246

Re: And We're Off! Possible Law Changes

the fact that they were doing crap in a car that they should not have been doing, and contributed to their own accident, I highly doubt Model Ts will EVER be affected.
by Will_Vanderburg
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two Lever '09 on ebay?
Replies: 19
Views: 1721

Re: Two Lever '09 on ebay?

How the hell are you people seeing pictures and reading descriptions? All i see is a huge black box
by Will_Vanderburg
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1922 Center Door (once again)
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Re: 1922 Center Door (once again)

I'm working on a pillar right now that will attach to the rear seat box. This is a rear passenger side pillar on the 1922 Center Door. The tenon on top of the pillar had rotted off, so I cut into solid wood, epoxied it, and then glued a new tenon on. The tenon fits into a mortise on the roof rail. I...
by Will_Vanderburg
Mon Sep 09, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Two Lever '09 on ebay?
Replies: 19
Views: 1721

Re: Two Lever '09 on ebay?

I can't see any of the pictures. I get nothing but black in that area.
by Will_Vanderburg
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: MTFCA Forum meeting at Hershey ?
Replies: 20
Views: 1590

Re: MTFCA Forum meeting at Hershey ?

I'm coming on Friday morning. My sister in law and her husband are coming up from Virginia. My brother in Law will be riding with me to Hershey.
by Will_Vanderburg
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interior wood needed.
Replies: 17
Views: 1191

Re: Interior wood needed.

The doors have straights, as well as the drivers side panel. The arm rests are straight cuts with the top rounded over.
by Will_Vanderburg
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1922 Center Door Forensic Wood Study
Replies: 0
Views: 187

1922 Center Door Forensic Wood Study

During the reconstruction of my center door, I want to replace the wood that needs it, but also put it back on the car in the exact way it was originally. This might not be entirely possible as I was missing a couple pieces of wood that were so badly damaged, they were destroyed. Using my old rocker...
by Will_Vanderburg
Sat Sep 07, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Interior wood needed.
Replies: 17
Views: 1191

Re: Interior wood needed.

"There's not a straight piece of wood on a Model T".

This statement, is of course, a fallacy. A touring has straight pieces in it. I know....I've had one disassembled down to nothing.
by Will_Vanderburg
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1922 Center Door (once again)
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Re: 1922 Center Door (once again)

I found the fourth one, so now I can start rebuilding these.
by Will_Vanderburg
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1922 Center Door (once again)
Replies: 3
Views: 347

Re: 1922 Center Door (once again)

The holes in the original rockers line up with the holes in these. In fact, the hole to attach the one I fixed would be located directly in the splice line (where new meets old)
by Will_Vanderburg
Fri Sep 06, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1922 Center Door (once again)
Replies: 3
Views: 347

1922 Center Door (once again)

I know these are important and I hope I can find the other one, because I don’t want to have to make it. They have separated from their parent wooden pieces. These are supposed to be the bottom of the door pillars on either side of the rocker panels to form the bottom door opening. As far as I can t...
by Will_Vanderburg
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: What do you think about "Build Threads"?
Replies: 14
Views: 1002

Re: What do you think about "Build Threads"?

I'm thinking about starting one for my Center Door, and actually linking all my previous threads to that one.

Would make it convenient for me to post in and others to find and read
by Will_Vanderburg
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Barn find, or better?
Replies: 22
Views: 1937

Re: Barn find, or better?

I'm looking for a good, used sediment bowl for a 1922 Center Door.
by Will_Vanderburg
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Switch Wiring Question
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: Switch Wiring Question

Here's a question: If you have your lights on, the key off, and the battery negative disconnected....How do you have lights?
by Will_Vanderburg
Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Open car rear view mirrows
Replies: 28
Views: 1682

Re: Open car rear view mirrows

Mine has been in the exact same spot for 10 years. Sure it vibrates with the car, but that’s ok
by Will_Vanderburg
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Open car rear view mirrows
Replies: 28
Views: 1682

Re: Open car rear view mirrows

This is the one I have. Langs owns owns it now. It used to be done by the guy named Frank who did the Anderson Timers I believe.

Langs is the only one who sells it.

https://www.modeltford.com/item/7853TEL.aspx
by Will_Vanderburg
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Center door What am I missing
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: 23 Center door What am I missing

and there also seems to be an "ear" of wood missing that goes all the way up to the front of the metal cowl piece.
by Will_Vanderburg
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 23 Center door What am I missing
Replies: 7
Views: 456

Re: 23 Center door What am I missing

You're also missing a metal support bracket that screws to that front pillar upright to the frame rail.
by Will_Vanderburg
Thu Aug 29, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl
Replies: 29
Views: 1736

Re: A different option to the fuel sediment bowl

I threw a rock through an oil filter on a 2005 PT Cruiser.

I was also told not to even bother trying to fix a sediment bulb that leaks or is missing a handle, just go ahead and buy a new one.
by Will_Vanderburg
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More work continues.
Replies: 2
Views: 385

Re: More work continues.

The bench has had the inner works of a piano sitting on it for the last four or five years. Maybe six. This is the first real workout I've given it since I picked it up at a yard sale.
by Will_Vanderburg
Thu Aug 29, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: More work continues.
Replies: 2
Views: 385

More work continues.

Windshield header.
by Will_Vanderburg
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Stories (Model T Ford related)
Replies: 1
Views: 213

Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Stories (Model T Ford related)

Anybody remember the mystery story published by Hitchcock about a Model T Ford? He didn't write it, but it was in a collection of short stories he published. A man had something to do with a Model T in his youth and something happened to cause the car to have a grudge against him. The car followed h...
by Will_Vanderburg
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BUFFUM
Replies: 10
Views: 851

Re: BUFFUM

The swastika didn't have Nazi connotations until the Nazi Party adopted it.
by Will_Vanderburg
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: BUFFUM
Replies: 10
Views: 851

Re: BUFFUM

Buffam was located in Louisiana, Missouri
by Will_Vanderburg
Wed Aug 28, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1924 Dash (firewall) to body bolts--need help please
Replies: 7
Views: 496

Re: 1924 Dash (firewall) to body bolts--need help please

I didn't see this until today, but I could have helped with that. I restored mine from the ground up.
by Will_Vanderburg
Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Alternator
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: For Sale: Alternator

ALTERNATOR SOLD. Thanks.
by Will_Vanderburg
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Alternator
Replies: 4
Views: 444

Re: For Sale: Alternator

SALE PENDING
by Will_Vanderburg
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Classifieds - Parts
Topic: For Sale: Alternator
Replies: 4
Views: 444

For Sale: Alternator

I have a used Becker 6v alternator for sale.

I think there’s a nut missing inside that holds the battery post.

May or may not need work.

$50 plus shipping to your door.
by Will_Vanderburg
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1922 Center Door (Maybe I should start a dedicated thread)
Replies: 4
Views: 380

Re: 1922 Center Door (Maybe I should start a dedicated thread)

I'll post it sometime tomorrow. I'm going over to a guy's house to get an engine running.
by Will_Vanderburg
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1922 Center Door (Maybe I should start a dedicated thread)
Replies: 4
Views: 380

1922 Center Door (Maybe I should start a dedicated thread)

Keeping myself busy by removing the tattered upholstery from the rear seat backrest spring assembly. Taking note of a few things, like how the assembly of the upholstery differs from how modern kits are installed. The spring is covered by white cloth, with padding on top of that, then burlap, then t...
by Will_Vanderburg
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1922 Center Door continues.
Replies: 2
Views: 316

Re: 1922 Center Door continues.

Just today, I found the broken piece I was missing on the dash that I made. If I had just dug deeper in the pile.
by Will_Vanderburg
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Stepping Up and Kepping this Hobby Going
Replies: 35
Views: 2342

Re: Stepping Up and Kepping this Hobby Going

I'm not a machinist or woodworker by any means. However, I did have the foresight to take shop class in school, so I know at least how the machines work. It wasn't until I got into steam locomotive repair and maintenance that I began working with wrenches as tall as I am. When I was growing up, and ...
by Will_Vanderburg
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1922 Center Door Again!
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Re: 1922 Center Door Again!

Hand shaping on upper rear corners
by Will_Vanderburg
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1922 Center Door Again!
Replies: 2
Views: 335

1922 Center Door Again!

Decided to try my hand at gluing up, bonding, reshaping. These were replicated by Don Booth, but when I sent them to him, the pointed corners were missing, so he replicated what he had. Upon receiving them, I promptly 'found' the missing pieces in the parts pile for the car. So here's how it's going...
by Will_Vanderburg
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: 1922 Center Door continues.
Replies: 2
Views: 316

1922 Center Door continues.

I like to use the original sound wood where possible. This is the back of the dash. It was broken in four places with one piece of wood missing of the four. I made that piece and glued it all back together. The two bolts are too long but they were all I could scramble together. I need to find a Stew...
by Will_Vanderburg
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID Vehicle Request
Replies: 13
Views: 1029

Re: Help ID Vehicle Request

It might not even be a truck. Maybe a huge touring car. The top looks like a touring top
by Will_Vanderburg
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: Help ID Vehicle Request
Replies: 13
Views: 1029

Re: Help ID Vehicle Request

I can't tell you about the car, but I can tell you about the locomotive. Denver & Rio Grande Western ten-wheeler #168 was built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, PA in 1883. The locomotive STILL EXISTS to this day and is undergoing restoration to operable condition. It's currently housed ...
by Will_Vanderburg
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion Forum (started 2019)
Topic: vintage ford
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Re: vintage ford

mine came today