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    I know a tudor wont fit between wheel wells in a pickup bed. Just wondering if anyone has tried rigging one down in the back of a modern pickup truck? I am just thinking out loud since I am in the market for a body. I am trying to find on in my area, but keep running across deals across the states. I am trying to hold off till next Hershey.

  • #2
    my roadster pickup in two pieces could fit minus the fenders. I know home depot rents Penski trucks that you could slide a body in.

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    • #3
      I have wondered if they would fit but sounds like they won't. Could pallets be used to get the body up a few inches to where it would go between the wells but still not be too high in the bed. A model T will supposedly fit in a truck but the A must be bowed out at the wrong places.

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      • #4
        I wouldn't wait till Hershey, but would suggest looking around now. It has been my experience the last 2 years that their are very few bodies available there and the ones that are need a ton of work.

        Regarding moving one you have plenty of options, including renting a trailer.
        3 ~ Tudor's
        Henry Ford said
        "It's all nuts and bolts"


        Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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        • #5
          I made a body dolly, 8in casters, 2x12 frame work 3/4 plywood top.
          Screwed the body down to the 4x6 plywood, it worked very well for transporting and work on :-)

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          • #6
            This is the card from the guy @ Hershey who brings these body's...They are not cheap and from what i saw they need a ton of work.














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            3 ~ Tudor's
            Henry Ford said
            "It's all nuts and bolts"


            Mitch's Auto Service ctr

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            • CM2
              CM2 commented
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              Bought a windshield frame from Doug..stand up guy..

            • Mitch
              Mitch commented
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              Ck out post # 24's comments

              https://www.vintagefordforum.com/for...-the-day/page2

            • CM2
              CM2 commented
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              Caveat Emptor..let the buyer beware,I saw the junk bodies and his pricing..but he sold me a solid frame cheap.

            • dmdeaton
              dmdeaton commented
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              I would take the one with the bullet holes and use it the way it is. That is perfect. As long as the lowers weren't all rotted.

          • #7
            I have hauled several tudor bodies in the bed of my Dodge Dakota. They do fit between the wheel wells if loaded firewall first. Be careful not to get it wedged tight as you will dent the doors slightly. Rod
            "Much of the social history of the Western world, over the past three decades, has been a history of replacing what worked with what sounded good." Thomas Sowell

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            • Rowdy
              Rowdy commented
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              Also brought the Delivery sedan body home in the back of a 2000 chevy pickup. No problems and was rough terain that would have likely ripped off the jack of our trailer. Rod

          • #8
            At the end of last week I received a 5" x 7" card in the mail in an envelope, with no return address ..... thought it was a Christmas Card ...... after opening same, don't know how they found my age; however, it was an offer to sign a Cremation Contract plus a subsequent offer buy an urn for my ashes!

            Maybe not funny; but, I was glad to read further under the title above that the hauling of bodies in a Model A is all about hauling Model A bodies.

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            • pAAt
              pAAt commented
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              We do it for free in Minnesota, especially for engineers Merry Christmas H.L

            • H. L. Chauvin
              H. L. Chauvin commented
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              pAAT: Merry Christmas to you & yours also.

            • H. L. Chauvin
              H. L. Chauvin commented
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              pAAT: Merry Christmas to you & yours also.

          • #9
            Originally posted by H. L. Chauvin View Post
            At the end of last week I received a 5" x 7" card in the mail in an envelope, with no return address ..... thought it was a Christmas Card ...... after opening same, don't know how they found my age; however, it was an offer to sign a Cremation Contract plus a subsequent offer buy an urn for my ashes!

            Maybe not funny; but, I was glad to read further under the title above that the hauling of bodies in a Model A is all about hauling Model A bodies.
            It sure gives you a warm feeling to know even strangers are thinking of you. LOL
            And even when you are gone, they will warm you up again.

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            • #10
              Where are you located?
              Before I bought my complete 29 Tudor, I bought a 29 Tudor body, and a 1930 Tudor body. I should sell them both, as well as my 1929 frame and engine.

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              • dmdeaton
                dmdeaton commented
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                Cincinnati area, not to far from Minnesota. I will pm you

            • #11
              A bare Phaeton body, sans rear fenders, fit in a Friends' F-150, with tailgate straight out.
              At first, I "thought" you were haulin' BODY-BODIES, like when Clint Eastwood hauled 9 BODY-BODIES, in an Old Wagon! The average BODY-BODY will fit well in a regular Pickup, I've slept in one in a rainstorm, with the aid of a War Surplus Tarp & a LONG, STRONG stick!
              Dad
              Last edited by BILL WILLIAMSON; 12-10-2017, 04:24 PM.

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              • #12
                I always haul my bodies in the trunk...reckon if i hauled them in a pickup bed a smart cop would see them..

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                • pAAt
                  pAAt commented
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                  CM2, we think alike. I've had them stacked in the back, mostly for cheating at cards Merry Christmas and hold off on the cards

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                • #14
                  In 1964 I hauled a '31 sw body from Soquel, Ca. to Big Bear Lake,Ca. in the back of a "50 International p/u. It had a narrow bed sowe just laid 2'X4"s across the top of the rails and strapped it down. The top of the cowl was above the cab and we took turns riding in the sw seat while driving down Highway 1 along the California coast. No cops, no problems, just 3 young kids enjoying a trip.

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                  • #15
                    I guess I could have worded that a little different. The big guys are probably watching me now!

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                    • Mitch
                      Mitch commented
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                      Your safe here

                  • #16
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LMrsP0IxIY


                    Alaskan A's
                    Antique Auto Mushers of Alaska
                    Model A Ford Club of America
                    Model A Restorers Club
                    Antique Automobile Club of America
                    Mullins Owners Club

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                    • #17
                      I hauled my Huckster body (without fenders) from Holland MI to Oregon in my 2005 Chev 1500. Fit well with a little hanging over the rear.

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