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Old 12-12-2012, 02:31 AM   #1
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Default Model T body on Model A running gear

Hello everyone, I am new to this thread as well as the whole world of early Ford cars, and even just cars in general. Which brings me to my first question on this forum.

I know this may have been asked before, but I could not find any topics addressing it, so here goes. Just as the title says, I want a T model tudor sedan body on an A model chassis with A model engine/trans/rear. Could anyone point me in a direction towards some information on that subject, or even share some experience with the process? I love both cars, and find myself going back and forth between which one I want, so why not have both at once? I know some purists may think it silly, but it's something I want to have and drive for many miles. Thank you!
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:44 AM   #2
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hotrodfil Who is on this site might be able to help you as he has a T Phaeton body on an A chassis

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Old 12-12-2012, 06:54 AM   #3
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Hello everyone, I am new to this thread as well as the whole world of early Ford cars, and even just cars in general. Which brings me to my first question on this forum.

I know this may have been asked before, but I could not find any topics addressing it, so here goes. Just as the title says, I want a T model tudor sedan body on an A model chassis with A model engine/trans/rear. Could anyone point me in a direction towards some information on that subject, or even share some experience with the process? I love both cars, and find myself going back and forth between which one I want, so why not have both at once? I know some purists may think it silly, but it's something I want to have and drive for many miles. Thank you!
Probably because the owner of this forum has asked that this forum relate to "Restoration". With that said, -have you even started by setting the body onto the A frame? It is a pretty straight-forward fit with only minor brackets/holes needing altering.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:52 AM   #4
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:53 AM   #5
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A banger!! I must suggest contact this guys: THE HAMB site:
http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/s...ghlight=banger
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I understand how you get caught up in an Idea, however I think you are taking two cars worth something and making one car that will be worth nothing. I've done things similar to this and lived to regret it.
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not worth nothing, as wiOv suggests but likely worth a lot less than what you have in it.

actually that also describes most of the stock Model As I have owned
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Old 12-12-2012, 03:41 PM   #8
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The thread "Does a Model T body fit on a Model A Frame ??" at

http://www.fordbarn.com/forum/showthread.php?t=87774

Should answer your questions.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:17 PM   #9
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I put a 26 Model T roadster back on a frame. The back holes almost line up.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:24 AM   #10
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I put a 26 Model T roadster back on a frame. The back holes almost line up.
That's a nice looking car!
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:31 AM   #11
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That's a nice looking car!
It's not worth anything though............. Whatever
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:15 PM   #12
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Sorry, I realize I put this topic in the wrong forum.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:27 PM   #13
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It's not worth anything though............. Whatever
No it is not. Had a few offers around 16,000, but will not sell for that.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:35 PM   #14
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No it is not. Had a few offers around 16,000, but will not sell for that.
George, I do hope you know I was being sarcastic? I have this wacky idea of some day putting a T roadster on an A frame and running gear as well. Someday
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:00 PM   #15
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"It's not worth anything though............. Whatever "
Yep. A quick glance at Hershey will show you lots of people getting RICH on Model A frames and T bodies, but screw those things together...whoa, right down to $6 per ton and off to China to become rebar!
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