1924 T 5w Coupe
Friend of a friend kind of thing; I heard about a '1924 5 window T Coupe' available. The complete body, 4 steel fenders, steel running boards and the chassis, with front and rear axles, no wheels. I'm trying to get time to go look at this, but Im having trouble finding pictures of these done as hotrods, mostly just some 'rat rod' with the top whacked at a wicked rake and channeled so much its un-driveable. This should be the same essentially as a 23 T Bucket with a roof, windows doors etc.?? I THINK '24 has a steel firewall and they did away with the wood kits in the doors. I do know this has the 2 piece windshield and would have the tank under the seat, not in the turtledeck area.
Does anyone know if I can use a Total Perf. T Bucket type chassis, or is the coupe significantly longer than the bucket? I believe the same guy was trying to sell a Total chassis several weeks ago. Perhaps he was trying to combine the 2 and something went awry. If so, is there something Im missing? Only reason I ask is I never see the mid year coupes, just the 'phonebooth' coupes and the 26/27 coupes.
Its a bit of a drive for me, so if there's a very good reason why these aren't hotrodded, let me know. I casually mentioned it to a T resto-guy and he looked at me like he wanted to eat my soul. Punk kids and their jalopies.
I'd more than likely use my 283 & a 2004r or T350; coilovers in the rear, solid drop axle up front probably with a leaf spring. Full fendered with chrome tube type nerf bars front and back. Maybe Cobalt Blue, white interior and more than likely painted steelies with caps. Definitely radial tires, not sure about whitewalls or not.