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Show us your TT

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:18 pm
by Dallas Landers
All this talk and tech info on TT's lately is great. Lets see them and hear a bit about them. Mine has been on here alot but I will go 1st.
1923 TT with a Martin-Parry No. 20 vestibule cab. It has an American 8in1 convertible motor truck body " bed" that is 9ft long. It has an aftermarket period frame extension with a Chicago 3 speed trans. Its 17 ft. long and 7ft 4in tall. It has high speed gears in the rear and an Apco explosion proof muffler. Kelsey 33x4 1/2 in wheels in the rear and kelsey 30x3 1/2 front wheels.
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Maybe some guys that are thinking they may want a TT can see all the different styles and options, we can push them over the edge into the twisted world of the TT truck.

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:29 pm
by RustyFords
It's not mine, but I spotted this one at the Dosey Doe music venue in The Woodlands, TX.

I love the bed on it.

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:34 pm
by 1925TT
1925 Holmes wrecker

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:35 pm
by 1925TT
Back

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:36 pm
by 1925TT
Without the tail stock

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:38 pm
by 1925TT
Engine

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:40 pm
by 1925TT
Trans 1 and trans 2

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:04 pm
by kelly mt
My 1925 TT. Great old truck.

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:08 pm
by hpetrino
You guys have some pretty fancy trucks. Mine is a little more rustic. Many of you have seen it before:

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:10 pm
by RajoRacer
My Gramps purchased this new in 1924 in Seattle - still run her out to the mailbox once in a while ! Hi-Speed Ruckstell & a late model 3 speed Warford w/pto capability - cruise at 35 mph.

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:24 pm
by 70shovelhead
Just aquired this 26 TT a few weeks ago. It arrived pretty much in boxes and bags. But she'll be there one day.
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Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:52 pm
by Dallas Landers
So Forest, you have 3 sticks and E brake? Can we see a photo of that?
Good to see all the TT's coming out.
Preston, mine came as a do it yourself kit also.
Steve thates cool and a family connection.
Henery I love the old chop top orchard truck!
Pat, yours looks ready for a hard days work.

I know there are more out there!!!

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:34 pm
by Bob in Texas
This one is for sale.

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:39 pm
by d stroud
Dallas, I think you may have created a monster. ;) Thank you!! :D :D Dave

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:41 pm
by Dallas Landers
I hope so Dave. If you call, they will come.

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:48 pm
by d stroud
:lol: :lol: Dave

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:03 pm
by richc
Actually a TT in progress...
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Rich C.

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 10:23 pm
by Bob in Texas
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Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:07 pm
by mtntee20
1920 Farm Truck, Hand-crank, cable operated, grain dump bed.

In need of total restoration due to 30 years as a business advertising sign. She's just a rolling chassis right now.
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Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:41 pm
by Afrazer
1925 model TT

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:30 am
by 1925TT
So 2 sticks plus e brake will be inside the cab. We have the shift housing and linkage for the driveline trans but it doesn't have the lever and cap, so right now it's a hole in the floor.

Two levers are made but have not been finished for outside the driver's side door. We added step length, the levers will come up in the middle of the rear step, just behind the door. One will be the 2 speed rear end, the other is the PTO engagement.

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:33 am
by 1925TT
External handle mockup

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:43 am
by A Whiteman
Albert (1926 Colonial Body TT) has been here before, but for newer members, here he is:
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And a few years ago now, but here is Albert working for a living :-)

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Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:57 am
by Dallas Landers
Forest, I bet you gotta keep your head in the game driving that? I love it!
Adrian, I drool everytime I see Albert. I plan on some tool boxes for mine as there is no place to haul tools or fuel and water. I have some boxes from another bed for patterns.

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:22 am
by Roz
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Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 9:58 am
by Ruxstel24
These are awesome !!
Love the tow trucks ! :D

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:37 am
by haptruck
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Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:31 pm
by PDGx
‘17 TT / Holmes 285
‘17 TT / Holmes 285

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 4:57 pm
by 1925TT
That 1917 Holmes is amazing. Do you have other pictures?

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:10 pm
by A Whiteman
I plan on some tool boxes for mine as there is no place to haul tools or fuel and water. I have some boxes from another bed for patterns.
Ha ha! You are so right! It might be a truck but until I mounted the tool boxes I had no where for my lunch box :-)

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:14 pm
by A Whiteman
I like it that you can also carry all sorts of things too:

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Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:15 pm
by A Whiteman
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Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:48 pm
by Duey_C
Lucky the '24 TT is so blame happy, even the rusted out home made Vaporizer plate is smiling like a child! :lol:
He has a late engine and a Warford under-direct-over. He again waits for his turn. Maybe rear tires after I pay for OT goodies later this year. :)
He came from the Nicollet, MN area, spent 30 years near New Ulm and now lives up here. Erik Johnson was kind enough to help trace the pioneer license plate # and gave me the last name of the owners from the 70's. :)

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:19 pm
by Bobbbenner
My truck has been out of commission for a month now. :( Seems the belt kept coming off. Turns out that the bottom pulley was loose and with the help of Tom Pilz and an extra one he had at his place, we got the TT ready for a test. Trouble is that I had taken the radiator to a shop to have some cracks fixed and have it checked out. Washed down the internals with some vinegar and put the radiator with a repainted cowl, new shell lacing, and a new belt.

We also took apart the belt tightening eccentric and replaced with another. I had the one with the threads that were supposed to adjust the belt. Didn't work so we took apart another and replaced that piece. Again from the Tom collection. (I am so glad to have him to lead us to TT land!)

Most recently, after putting the front of the truck back together, I've been working on the seating, gas tank position, turn off valve and extension and the way the seating and rear truck bed were going to be put together. The picture is of the seating and cab area with the innards set up but not buttoned down. I want to check out the tank and make sure it doesn't leak, ( it had a slight weeping before we took it out) then fire it up and see if the belt is fixed.

That being done I'm ready to add the Rocky Mountain brakes before I finish the rear bed. I plan to use some wood I milled many years ago from trees that were on an estate in the Bronx of all places. The wood is mostly sixteen inches wide and has been dried for years now. The parts showing around the cab I will finish. The rear bed I'm going to leave rough and linseed oiled. I have a hay wagon we use to cart kids around the farm that I would like to mirror. The flat bed will have removable sides that will also serve as back rests when I begin to use the TT to take mini tours around the farm! On the side of the stake sides I'm going to carve a Farm sign that will also be finished and not rough. That will be done over the winter when the TT will be inactive, and I will be in Florida!

I'm also going to add some pics of the tools I made and used to put in the shell lacing. I made a tool specially made to open the rivets and then used another wrench to set them. I've also added a picture of Tom's T that he brought over a couple of weekends ago. This is the one he uses to run around in. Lastly I'm adding a picture of the letters that appeared when I was getting years of paint off of the cowl. I have no idea what they spell? perhaps you do.

Now to put the gas line back and fire it up. (still working on an appropriate gender and name. figure I should have some experiences with the truck and the name will appear)

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:20 pm
by mvweaver
My 25 TT that me and my Grandfather brought back to life. Chicago 3 speed auxiliary and motor is bored .100 over with high compression pistons due to a screw up at the machine shop and boring it oversize.
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My 26 TT gravity dump project. 1924 Anthony Autorocker bed. Ruxstell Rear.

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Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Thu Aug 01, 2019 10:43 pm
by Burger in Spokane
Wanted a truck like this since my earliest memories. Saw things like this rusting in the dry,
late summer grass in the sleepy gold rush towns of the Sierras as a very small child. Later I
would find more of them rotting away in the woods of farms near ours, and the one that really
sticks out, that sat in Mrs. Miller's implement shed beside a same-era Fordson tractor, waiting for
the next callout to the fields and orchards. A lot of excuses and procrastinating later, I finally
just up and hunted down a decent example after coming home from AFG, and been fussing it
into a reliable backroads adventuring rig ever since. It has never been restored. Rather, it was
kept relatively nice its whole life. I was told I am the 3rd owner, with it remaining with the original
owner/family for many, many years.

It currently sits on some sketchy wheels and won't see much action this year. A nice set of metal
is boxed up and ready to ship to Stutzman for rebuilds. Since I got the truck, the engine and trans
were rebuilt and balanced, the Ruckstell rebuilt with express gears, and a general tweaking of various
aesthetic details has been done to give it that "suddenly it's 1939!" look.

My real hobby is surrounding myself with all the steam era junk I can find, making as much as possible
work and function. The TT brings all the rust hoarders and likeminded crazies out of the woodwork.
All I have to do is be seen driving it and they come to me to share stories and offer tours of their barns
and junk piles. The TT is the best tool I have ever employed for finding cool junk and putting smiles
on the faces of nearly everyone who passes by. The latter is my favorite aspect of TT ownership, ....
oh yeah, .... and it looks really great sitting there in the shop amongst all the other period junk.

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Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:25 pm
by A Whiteman
Very nice Brent,
You are so right about the old trucks drawing out folk.

I told my (then) teenage son he could borrow Albert as its a real 'chick magnet'. ?? Yep, just look - every female you pass down town will stop and stare!

Its true, but he thought that teenage girls may be more interesting to meet than Grandma....

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:47 pm
by kevinf
Ok,
I'm in, this is Thelma Tae, pretty much just as Ford birthed her, with the exception of Bennett brakes, and a Universal 6 speed.
Thanks for the thread,
Kevin

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 10:23 pm
by Dallas Landers
I knew it, there are more twisted TT drivers out there. Glad to see so many. I bet there are more!

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:45 pm
by Burger in Spokane
No disrespect toward T owners, but I have no use for them. I want a T that I can haul
things in. I use mine as my heavy hauler. Need to move boulders or brick or lumber ?
My daily modern can't haul what the TT can. It may not go 80 like the daily modern,
but I can make one trip at 30 and get the whole load there. The daily modern would
require 3 or more trips, taking more time overall, .... AND it is WAY more fun to see
the look on people's faces when they see it loaded high with something, going down
the road like it has no idea it isn't still 1939.

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Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Fri Aug 02, 2019 11:49 pm
by Burger in Spokane
As for chick magnets, man .... if I had known a 20hp truck would draw in the
"chicks" like it does, I would have had one a LONG time ago ! Red convertible
muscle cars only draw low grade chest-pounder dudes. Women do not care about
horsepower and go-fast. That is a dude thing.

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 12:08 am
by Duey_C
Dallas, a possible addition to this wonderful thread from January, Two Thousand Nineteen.
Us TT fellas come out of the woodwork don't we? I can say I love my TT. More than the Runabouts? Umm, emm, maybe.
Lucky the TT is so different.
I just saw pics of you with your new TT... Then. ;) Nice truck!
Exercises figuring out a new board back then. viewtopic.php?f=2&t=326&p=1968#p1968

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:27 am
by Dallas Landers
I looked for that thread and had no luck. Glad you posted the link because there are some great TT's in it.

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:36 am
by PDGx
Speaking of TT’s, my wife found this clock a couple weeks ago -
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Celebrating the 100 years of Ford Trucks. Each hour ‘chime’ is a truck being started.

The 1917 TT is at 1:00
The 1922 TT is at 2:00
The 1927 TT at 3:00

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Pretty cool clock.

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:34 pm
by Colin Knowles
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Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:30 pm
by Bobbbenner
I just love the look! So classic...

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:43 pm
by thom
Some good pics, specially the ones that are right side up! :lol:

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:07 pm
by jaybee47
My 1926 TT carrying a collection of foot and hand operated machines.

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:14 pm
by Dallas Landers
Some great TT's still showing up. Jay that is a great display in the bed!
Bob I love the twine on the fender.
I know there are more out there. Thanks to all who have shown the TT is not only alive but still at work.

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:15 pm
by Angmar
Is it ok to post photos of TT's I have had in the past?

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:28 pm
by hpetrino
Mark,

I imagine the folks reading this thread will not care if you currently own it, owned it previously, are considering buying it, only saw it somewhere, or whatever else you can think of. If you have TT photos PLEASE POST THEM! :D

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:06 pm
by Burger in Spokane
OK, I'll bite .... Bought this one when I first demobed. It was a decent base,
but needed EVERYTHING. It had a 3-speed Warford and a frame extension kit.
The seller had owned it since 1955. He said it sat behind a gas station in his
little town in Minnesota, the name of which I have forgotten now, last licensed
in 1947.
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I began the process of rounding up parts, but a short time later opted to buy a
more "ready-to-go" example and spare the wifeperson yet another project vehicle.
A wise move in the long run. Although not an old car fan, in the sense of the old
car scene, she likes them and is supportive of my time spent chasing this interest, ...
... and every now and again she moseys out into the shop and asks if we might take
it for a drive.

I ultimately sold this one and focused my energy on making the keeper truck
more "go anywhere".

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 11:54 pm
by BHarper
My grandfather bought this 1923 TT from the used car lot at the local Chevrolet dealer in 1930 for $25.00.

It was sold new, as a chassis only, by Safford Ford here in Keene, NH to The Morgan Manufacturing Company, also in Keene, some time late in 1922 or very early in 1923. A part of the sales agreement included having this body installed. The story is that the chassis was driven, in the winter, from Keene to Winchendon, MA for that installation. The distance is about 24 miles.

My grandfather did paint over the lettering, but you could readily discern the words under the thin coat of paint. He used the truck for hauling and for those times when whichever car he had was not running. He put the truck up on blocks in the barn in 1948 and there it sat until 1967 when my dad decided to get the truck running.

Dad knew nothing about Model Ts, but did know enough to ask around for assistance. He found a semi-retired mechanic at the local Ford dealership who had worked on Model Ts when he was hired in 1920. (Now remember, this is 1967.) This mechanic (Ralph) had stayed with the dealership through all the change in ownership over the years. On the appointed day Ralph shows up at my widowed grandmother's place and we lead him into the barn. Now, the truck had always been in the barn and we thought that it was in decent condition. Ralph starts looking the truck over; opening the hood, looking under the truck, even looking under the seat cushions, and he is SILENT. He says nothing. Well, we start thinking that he must be seeing problems that we were unaware of. Eventually he turns and says " I helped unload this truck from the railroad car when it was new. I drove it to get the body put on in the winter."

Some years later Ralph had his last ride, from the church to the cemetery, in the bed of this truck. My Dad and Mom both had their last rides in this truck as well.

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Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 12:44 am
by Burger in Spokane
Great looking truck. Even better backstory ! Let me guess, .... Ralph changed the
oil, checked the coils, flushed the tank and put some fresh gas in it, and it fired right
up ! (?)

Love the commercial lettering !

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:37 pm
by Zeppy
Here is my new 1926 Model TT.

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Thu Aug 15, 2019 1:54 pm
by One390
I need some new pictures to add when this annual thread shows up.
I need some new pictures to add when this annual thread shows up.
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Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:56 pm
by Sumner Kent
My 20 TT

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:18 pm
by 26troadster
What great trucks and stories. I love Tt s but have no more room.

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2019 10:43 pm
by FreighTer Jim
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Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:24 pm
by Kaiser
Nice TT Kent !
Not much progress here ( non at all really) but coming fall hopefully more action in the rebuild.. ;)

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 7:18 pm
by Duey_C
Some unsavory characters in the truck above the Livingood Blue!
Bill, very cool story. Beautiful truck.
Wonderful trucks!

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 8:09 pm
by Duane D
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Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:01 pm
by Dallas Landers
Oh, Duane! Big, green with a wood cab. You know I like it!

Re: Show us your TT

Posted: Thu Aug 29, 2019 8:40 pm
by Duey_C
Great truck Duane! That's a Railway Express truck? Cool.
Duane
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