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23-25 Model T Bodies

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

  1. tjm73
    Joined: Feb 17, 2006
    Posts: 3,208


    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?
  2. butch27
    Joined: Dec 10, 2004
    Posts: 2,348


    Yeh: Me too. Easy one to stamp and bolt together. Probably couldn't compete with the fiberglass ones.
  3. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,754

    from Texas

    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.
  4. tjm73
    Joined: Feb 17, 2006
    Posts: 3,208


    Good point. Where would one find a complete T roadster turtle deck body anyway?
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  5. MikeRose
    Joined: Oct 7, 2004
    Posts: 1,421


    I know I've seen complete repro steel T roadster bodies for sale somewhere online. Seems like they were very expensive though.
  6. oldchevyseller
    Joined: May 30, 2004
    Posts: 1,853

    from mankato mn

    :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
  7. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
    Posts: 13,994

    Member Emeritus

    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

  8. Anti-Chatter
    Joined: Oct 30, 2006
    Posts: 47

    from Alberta

  9. a boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 2,580

    a boner

    One negative about the "T" bodies is their small interior space.......People are bigger now and getting bigger compared to the 1920' 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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