Wednesday, July 13, 2016

1924 Ford Model T

A very interesting week continues here at Barn Finds. With more than 140 comments and counting as of this writing, Jesse’s post a few days ago about a 1969 Camaro cowl, has sparked a great deal of debate about what constitutes a rebuildable car, and what doesn’t. It’s time to fan those flames up again with this 1924 T-model Ford offered for sale here on craigslist in Cuba, Missouri. In addition, there are often complaints that there are no economical projects left to be had. This car could dispel any hope of winning an argument like that, as project hulks aren’t often found much cheaper than this. The asking price is $300.

Is it worth it? Probably not. I wouldn’t build it. Most who see it will say it’s scrap metal or perhaps ‘yard art’. It has no floors, it has no anything.
The few remaining lower edges, look very rough. Obviously, this car has set out in the woods, probably for decades.

Note the doors, which are “suicide” style, hinged at the rear. The seller speculates that this car is a cut-down four door sedan, but I don’t recall ever seeing one with such a long rear quarter panel.

I did however, find reference to suicide door coupes, dating back to earlier than 1924, and some reference to Canadian-built cars. In other words, I’m looking forward to a little information here from our Model T experts.

If it’s so rough, why bother to feature it? It could be the absolute bottom of the barrel, the rattiest of rat rods.

00U0U_btHDHFQrkLg_600x450Just take a look at this rat. This one is listed for sale here, near Chicago, Illinois, asking $25,000. It’s equipped with airbag suspension, and is shown at what looks like a car show. Presumably it wasn’t towed there, although the seller doesn’t say anything about it. I think the wheels on it might not have been the best choice. But the question is; do you think the truck this builder started with was much nicer than the dirt-cheap Model T shown above?

One thing is for sure. If this Model T was mine and I received my first welder for Christmas, I would be an expert at welding by this time next year! Do you think this Model T hulk has any potential left at all?


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