The Ford Model T (colloquially known as the Tin Lizzie, T‑Model Ford, Model T, or T) is an automobile that was produced by Ford Motor Company from October 1, 1908, to May 26, 1927. It is generally regarded as the first affordable automobile, the car that opened travel to the common middle-class American; some of this was because of Ford's efficient fabrication, including assembly line production instead of individual hand crafting.[8]

The Ford Model T was named the most influential car of the 20th century in the 1999 Car of the Century competition, ahead of the BMC Mini, Citroën DS, and Volkswagen Type 1,[9] and with 16.5 million sold it still makes the top ten list of most sold cars of all time (ranked eighth) as of 2012.


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CHASSIS:

We have completed the rolling chassis is including, the fire wall, steering, coil box/coils, wheels and tires. Some electrical is remaining. We will be starting the engine again to determine if the magneto is working. If this is the case, we will rewire the lights as magneto lights which would be original. If the magneto is not working we will light the wires to run off the battery.

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WOOD FRAME:

We are in the process of completely rebuilding the wood frame; our expert Master Carpenter has recreated the original cuts of the historical wood frame used on this era of vehicle. 

In Addition, we are realigning the body panels to the custom wood frame and finishing up with our final assembly.

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ADDITIONAL WORK TO BE COMPLETED:

Body/Paint

Once our assembly work is complete on the body, we will prep the frame for blasting, priming and painting. 

 

Upholstery and Top

Once the painting is complete, we will bring this amazing piece of history back into the shop and complete the upholstery and top.

 

Remaining Assorted

Smaller details include; reinstalling windshield, assembly of light buckets, assembly of rear light, adding the battery/wiring and the repair of the hood former.

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Getting the trim around the door done, 2 down and 1 and 1/2 to go. Up next will be the convertible top! 

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Got the bows and irons painted to go back on the car. Did you know that the bows were steamed bent to get them at the correct angel?

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We used the straps to hold the correct placement of the bows so that the convertible top came out right. Now that the convertible top is on, we still need the straps until the front buckles are in place. Got the buckles attached, left some extra room so that when you pull the front bow into place, it takes all the slack out. Almost complete just need to add the hiden tips. The back view, makes it a little bit easier to back up with some windows.

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