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I've been hankering for a T Spdstr project for some time and was wondering if anyone in the group might know of one for sale? A Morton & Brett, Mercury, or some such produced body is what I am looking for, on or off a chassis. Hopefully in project form, at least complete enough to finish.

Any leads would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance,

=rdsieber

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If you cannot find the real deal you may want to check out the MTFCA forum, someone recently advertised that he is planning a run of reproduction bodies similar to what you are looking for. Those Mercury bodies are pretty cool.

I am aware of an older open (Bearcat/Mercer style wood platform and steel cowl (on the steel cowl, Rootlieb does not do these but but I believe a company called Syverson used to make them, but they are largely out of that business now and I am not sure if this is a Syverson platform or some other type. In CT and still available, as far as I know.

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guy on CL from MO builds these bodies, very reasonably I might add. can build any body you desire out of steel or aluminum.

google CL MO and his ad should come up. I was going to build a model A single speedster, but dont want to go through all of the chassis changes. dont like the look of the 2 seater................

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Thanks for the tips. I looked at the Model T Forum and noticed some cut-down speedsters for sale. Probably recent homebuilts. Also, Tom Butterworth is building what looks like recreations of the Faultless coachbuilt body. Interesting...

What I'm looking for is an authentic coachbuilt body from the period, like an Ames or a Laurel or a Mercury, etc. These were cheap at the time and perhaps thousands were made and sold, but unfortunately many were scrapped in the metal drives for our world wars. I'd like to do an authentic restoration, so I'm looking for an authentic period piece.

So, if there are any out there that someone knows of, please let me know. And thanks for your interest in this hobby!

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I forgot to add that I'm in Connecticut for the month of November and would love to look at someone's period coachbuilt speedster if there is one out there within a 75-mile radius from Hartford. I'm taking care of a sick mother so don't want to stray too far.

I can be reached on my cell -text or call - 919-475-9101.

=ronald sieber

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Butterworth is the guy I was thinking of, Ronald.

I met a fellow in upstate NY (possibly outside your radius) who is not online that I am aware of, but does a LOT with speedsters - he has a Mercury bodied T (NFS) and may be a good contact in general for you. I have his contact info at home (in office right now) and can get it for you if you want to reach out, his business card suggests he is heavy into Speedsters.

Love the period cars as well, however, with the assistance of Mr. Rootlieb's products, and a talented prior owner, "coachwork" on mine mine dates back to the 2010 - 2014 period... :D

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Steve:

Thanks for your offer of help. Contacts and networking are what keep us all together and the AACA Forum is great. Please send the number of that fella in upstate NY to me when you have a moment. You can email me directly at rdsieber AT G mail DOT com if that is more convenient.

There was a nice Merc that sold on the Leake auction last year but it was all done. I'd rather have a project ...

Best,

=rdsieber

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