Thanks for setting this forum up. I have the bug to build a pickup truck to promote my furniture company (side business). I’d like to participate in parades, car shows, etc. I have included a picture of a completed model t pickup I’d like to copy. I’ve also seen runabout trucks that keep the runabout seat and use a convertible top. I’m ok doing that, too.
My buddy’s family has had these two model t’s in their family. They purchased them new. They have newspaper articles showing the touring model in parades. The touring model is definitely the nicer of the two, has matching serials, original leather, the works. I’d rather leave it for a collector (if anyone’s interested it’s for sale). The runabout on the other hand, I’d like to turn into a pickup truck.
What is your advice? Is $1,500 too much for the runabout? What are the top ten action items in order to get it started? What are the top ten “gotchas”. I’m looking to keep the total price to $7,500~ I can build anything out of wood and I’m planning to use my wood CNC machines to make it really special.
Am I in over my head? Is it too far gone? Thanks for your advice and assistance!