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Old 03-31-2007, 11:00 PM
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1923 Roadster Doors

Asking again guys. Does anyone know of anyone or any place where I can buy newly built or original doors for a 1923 Roadster that are in decent shape? Any and all possible leads will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Brent

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Try these people. They may be able to help. I've gotten a few parts from them.

http://www.modelthaven.com/

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where I can buy newly built or original doors for a 1923 Roadster
FYI, the original 1923 Ford Model 'T' roadster only had a working door on the passenger side. This was true for earlier Model 'T' roadsters and continued up to the 1926 model year when Ford finally had a working drivers side door as well.

Most of the current manufacturers of fiberglass reproduction Ford 'T' roadster bodies offer a passenger side door installation kit.

You can do the mod yourself by fiberglassing wood (use oak or some other hardwood) to the interior of the body in the door opening area. Then carefully cut out the passenger door. Finish the door opening edges as well as the door edges. Install repro hinges and a door latch. Both should be available from Speedway Motors and others.

Door kit

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He forgot to mention that these are for a 1923 Dodge. Brent, check you PM box I'll send you by friends phone number. I just talked with him and he hasn't been able to get over to where the parts are kept. But if you call him and put a fire under him perhaps he'll do it today.

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Yeah thanks for the replies guys. It is a Dodge so I have both doors on it. I really need a new drivers side door as it is beat up pretty bad. The passenger door is in working order and is in pretty good shape. Definately need to replace or rework the metal on the drivers side (rust through cancer and bullet holes).
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A Dodge is NOT a T-bucket. T-bucket are Ford Model "T"s. You have a D-bucket.
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Is that a roadster body or the front half of a touring body? It is pretty hard to tell all wrapped in brown paper in your journal. The doors are different I think.
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yeah pasadenahotrod.....i think i got that....thanks for the news flash...
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I will post a picture of the door in my journal and maybe you can tell me.
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Does anyone know of anyone or any place where I can buy newly built or original doors for a 1923 Roadster that are in decent shape?
From your screen name I assumed you were working on a Ford Model 'T' roadster and also assumed it was a fiberglass reproduction.

My bad.

Now to your question.

Since you have a door for your Dodge roadster (even in very poor condition); you should be able to find a good sheetmetal man that has the ability to make one. Probably costly. The other alternative is to contact MARTINSR's friend and hope that he can come up with a replacement. You might also check Hemming's publication for a possible source.

Looking at your pictures in the journal; I would say that you have the front half of a touring body rather than a roadster. Should not be a concern though. Many "roadsters" that have been Hot Rodded have used the front half of a touring body. One very popular Ford 'T' roadster was actually the front half of a touring body. Look up Norm Grabowski's "Kookie 'T'". If it can be done with a Ford you can do it with your Dodge. By the way, the Dodge windshield is really a neat looking piece.

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That is probably a touring door; if I remember right the roadster doors were much more square. Does it fit your body? If you posted a pic of the rear and side of your "bucket" we could tell you if it is the front half of a touring.
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