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Technical 1927 Model TT Truck.

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  1. chev34ute
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    Hey Guys.

    There is a guy here in Australia wanting to build a 1927 Model TT truck. The problem is, there were never any factory correct ones. Ford Australia only sold them as a running chassis and the buyer tacked on what ever cab they could source, usually a timber C Cab nailed over the flat bed.

    What I would like to know is if there are any Hambers out there that actually own one of the correct steel close cabs, that I could source measurements from ?

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  2. chev34ute
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    FFBE6EBE-4971-4798-8068-213BFF8916D9.png This is what the Aussie ones look like.
     
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    It’s just my opinion but the Aussie version looks pretty ugly.
     
  4. High test 63
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    I hate to dis agree, but I'm dying to build a cool home made c-cab flat bed TT with "modern" running gear. I think a person could design one around the TT parameters to look either old timey, or hotrod depending on wheels and tires.
    The only outside sourced sheet metal would be the hood, fenders, and grill shell. I've been thinking on one of these for a while.
    I have a friend who has a closed cab stock TT that i could measure if you need, but the numbers are on the webb if you dig enuff.
    In USA in "the day" many TTs were sold as a chassis and running gear with a seat and steering , and the customer built the cab an bed for whatever their needs were. Also after market companies bought them and built cabs and beds of their own design.
     

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    But yes ute, my friend has one that i could measure if you have some specific measurements that you want.
     
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    hershey 2018 041.JPG hershey 2018 042.JPG hershey 2018 043.JPG hershey 2018 040.JPG Here's a TT full fendered truck that showed up at Hershey in 2018 for sale. Not sure the year ??
     
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    Here are the
    That would be appreciated. These are the main ones I need. B6CE1EA1-63AD-46A8-BE35-5F480B6B485C.jpeg

    The height of the door from the bottom swage up. The height of the cab inline with the top of the door.
     
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    11D7F9A5-8B2E-4E83-8D4B-4CF32E8D8CD3.jpeg

    The length of the door, The length of the cab side.
     
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    7F17C57B-DBA7-4D30-B1E4-3D0D09B4E84D.png The spacing between the centre belt lines and the dimensions of protruding moulding on the cab side
     
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    The other one I need is the width of the cab.
     
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    Get someone to lay a US Dollar bill on one and take a picture, unless they have a wooden yard stick. Our Dollar is Six inches long. I have used them more than once to measure stuff when nothing else is available. Folded in half, you get the idea. In the photo shown if you knew the tire size you could lay a grid over the photo and have some very close approximate figures. All this said, are there not blue prints or the equivalent on the net? Most all Ford stuff I see can be accessed with very precise measurements. And, yeah, the closed cabs have a pleasant appearance to them like toys for grown people, almost. I have always like the TT's for this reason.
     
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  13. High test 63
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    Ok ute.
    Will get back when i get the info.
    Have some commitments today, so maybe a day or two.
     
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    Chev34ute,
    I have a 27 TT under the side shed with a C cab if you still need measurements. It does not have any doors on it.
     
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    Here's an extended cab. The owner lost interest. Anyone here interested? IMG_1006.JPG
     
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    Ford Australia did not begin manufacturing closed cab trucks until 1932. There are only a couple of closed cab AA trucks in the country. And no 30/31 AAs at all.
     
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    chev34ute,
    Here is a picture of my 27 TT, looks like someone along the way converted from full cab to C cab. Not sure about that I'm very non educated when it comes to Model TT's. This is a someday project after finishing the 39 Ford Pickup. TT measurements.jpg
     
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  20. flyin-t
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    Pete Eastwood built this TT years ago, I realize it's a roadster and not a C cab . I remember he had it for sale at the LB T swap meet. Had a little modern chevy 4 and an auto trans (I think it was an auto). Very cool truck and built in typical Eastwood fashion....perfect. Pwood32-vi.jpg
     
  21. High test 63
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    Hang in there ute,
    Was just able to start hunting him down today after work. No lights on at house, and bar he hangs at closed on monday..
     
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    I was inspired by the Eastwood TT when i built my AA. Its a cool hauler. I was under the impression that it was 327 powered, is interesting to hear it has a four. I put a 4.3 in my AA. It fit nicely and moves it along fine.
     
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    I could have sworn he was running the little chevy II banger because I remember he had a Rajo, or Fronty, valve cover adapted to the chevy valve cover.

    Just did a quick search and looks like it is a sbc, I don't know how I got that wrong?
     
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  24. chev34ute
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    Thanks for the measurements, they will be very handy.
     
  25. High test 63
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    Sorry it took so long, but here are the numbers i got:
    Height of door from top of bottom swage: 27". Height of cab inline with top door: 53". Height of door: 52".
    Space between belt line swages: 3 1/8"
    Width of swages: 15/16" - 1"
    Overall height of cab at the rear side: 57"
    Vertical swage at rear of door: 5/8" wide.
    Door lip overhangs rear side panel.
    Overall length of cab, front of door to rear of cab: 38 1/4".
    Length of door: 28 3/4".
    Length of rear cab panel (jamb to cab corner): 9 3/4"
    Window opening: 24" w x 19" h.
    Raised panel at rear side of cab: 5 3/4" x 19 1/4"
    Overall width of rear of cab: 51 1/8". IMG_20200924_120300132.jpg IMG_20200924_120103775.jpg IMG_20200924_115840196.jpg
     
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  26. chev34ute
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    Thank you for the measurements. I have screen saved them and I will relay the information on, shortly.

    All the best,

    Rob.
     
  27. LB+1
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    On the Pete Eastwood TT is that a Model A or AA axel up front?
     
  28. Looks like a 32 Ford heavy axle to me.
     
  29. Looks like a deuce axle to me.
     

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