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23-25 Model T Bodies

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by tjm73, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. tjm73
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    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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    Yeh: Me too. Easy one to stamp and bolt together. Probably couldn't compete with the fiberglass ones.
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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.
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    Good point. Where would one find a complete T roadster turtle deck body anyway?
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    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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    :D 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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    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.:eek: :cool: :D

    Frank
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  9. a boner
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    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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