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Old 10-16-2007, 03:37 PM   #1
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Default 23-25 Model T Bodies

Given the realitive simplicity of the 23-25 T body I am suprised nobody sells them as complete Model T reproduction bodies.

Or am I missing them from some place?
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Old 10-16-2007, 03:43 PM   #2
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Default Re: 23-25 Model T Bodies

Yeh: Me too. Easy one to stamp and bolt together. Probably couldn't compete with the fiberglass ones.
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Old 10-16-2007, 03:50 PM   #3
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Default Re: 23-25 Model T Bodies

There is still too much T stuff out there and a lot less folks who care. The T reached its peak in popularity and price about 25 or 30 years ago. All the "values" do now is go up with inflation and that ain't much until we get a Democrat in the White House.
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Old 10-16-2007, 03:58 PM   #4
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Default Re: 23-25 Model T Bodies

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There is still too much T stuff out there and a lot less folks who care. The T reached its peak in popularity and price about 25 or 30 years ago. All the "values" do now is go up with inflation and that ain't much until we get a Democrat in the White House.
Good point. Where would one find a complete T roadster turtle deck body anyway?
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Old 10-16-2007, 04:05 PM   #5
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Default Re: 23-25 Model T Bodies

I know I've seen complete repro steel T roadster bodies for sale somewhere online. Seems like they were very expensive though.
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Old 10-16-2007, 05:11 PM   #6
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Default Re: 23-25 Model T Bodies

relative simplicity,,, know anything about dies and stamping metal,?

read the story about the new 32 bodies , how much work it was and cost

a model t has so many channels and folds and compound angles





they were built to use pieces of

wood, ,,,simple looking ,

yet complex makes for a very appealing design


the hardest thing to do is make somthing look easy in metal


other than that, the model t era was passed by about 30 yrs ago, like others have posted

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Old 10-16-2007, 05:35 PM   #7
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Default Re: 23-25 Model T Bodies

Jon Hall of shadow rods ( the maker of the XL27 T roadster body) has over 1 million dollars in the dies to stamp his new T body. You've got to have a lot of sales just to return your investment let alone all of the attending expenses of getting a project of this nature going. So if you've got a couple of extra million and a large set of balls (Jon has both) jump in, the water's fine.

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Old 10-16-2007, 06:26 PM   #8
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Good point. Where would one find a complete T roadster turtle deck body anyway?


Here... http://www.rootlieb.com/html_files/m...hw/mt_bdy.html
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Old 10-16-2007, 07:42 PM   #9
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Default Re: 23-25 Model T Bodies

One negative about the "T" bodies is their small interior space.......People are bigger now and getting bigger compared to the 1920's................so if you want a "T" body, check out Jon Hall and his 1927 Shadow Rods bodies as he has fixed this problem.
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