Does anyone have any other information about these TT trucks?
(Copied from "Ford Trucks Since 1905" by James K Wagner, Crestline Publishing, 1978, p.64)
Man, do I love that Panel Truck!
That's a great book Joe. I've spent many hours looking at mine. It's the only source I've found that shows a picture of my cab. As to your question, not yet but I'm still looking.
I can't even imagine how hot it would be inside that Fordson cab even with the fan reversed.
Looks like two nifty trucks and one abortion.
But can you imagine what that 'abortion' would be worth if it stills exists today?
I've heard of leads on an "improved" TT Truck hiding somewhere in northern Michigan. My understanding is that the Fordson truck ended its days on a ranch in Arizona or New Mexico that was owned by a friend of Edsel's. Only rumors.
There is an excellent chapter in a book authored by the wonderful Ford historian Ford R. Bryan who was a distant relative of Henry Ford. The book is called " Friends Family and Forays " Chapter 22 Titled " Fordson Truck " page 172.
The chapter describes the development of the Fordson Truck by Eugene Farkas the Ford engineer who did the design work on the Fordson Tractors. If you are a passionate Ford reader his books are a must have.There are at least eight books that he has authored and numerous magazine articles. I will attach a few photos from that book. Regards, John
I believe some Fordson trucks were used in Britain also.
Manuel in Oz
The British Fordson Truck came a little later than the "T" era. There were some small Vans etc. produced with a 10hp motor I think as well as some V/8 trucks. Here is the only picture I can find at the moment. It is from Norm Darwins Book " The History of Ford in Australia " published in 1986. Just getting back to the American Fordson Trucks in the book I quoted it tells how Eugene Farkas recalls that a total of twelve of these experimental trucks were built. He also states that in 1926 Ford sent the latest prototype Fordson Truck to his longtime friend Arthur Brisbane,editor of the Hearst newspapers, for testing. The truck pictured in my previous post with the huge armoured cab is in fact a paywagon body and was used to deliver cash to the workers at the Rouge plant. Regards, John
I didn't make it very clear when I mentioned that some Fordson trucks were used in the UK as well.
Converted Fordson tractors was what I meant to say.
I have seen a pic somewhere at some time but I can't remember when or where :-(
Fordson Thames, Traders and Cargos I am familiar with.
Manuel in Oz
I am afraid I have drifted away from the original intent of this thread. Just one last post on the English Fordsons. I have a real soft spot for the little English Fords , having owned a 1934 Y Type for about twenty years. Here is a link that may interest you.
http://www.e83w.couk/montage.htm Also if you Google "English Light Vans" there is a very good montage of the vans there.
Very best regards, John