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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2010: Picture Request - Buses
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Adrian Whiteman, New Zealand on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 03:59 pm:

I have been asked by another member about TT buses. I recall there was one on the UK Centennial tour from pictures posted on the forum, but I can't locate this at the moment.
Can some one please post a picture or two of this bus - I believe it was a 'charabanc' type.

Any other TT bus pictures would be welcome too.

Kind regards
Adrian


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Christopher Lang - Brentwood Bay BC on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 04:10 pm:

Wasn't there also a picture of a TT bus in England with a wood gasifier on the back?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Gumbinger, Kenosha, WI on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 04:14 pm:

At the Model T Centennial in 2008, The Henry Ford Museum had a '27 TT School Bus on display, & claimed it was one of the first. I don't have a picture or I'd try to post it for you.

Keith


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Berch on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 04:21 pm:

Chris, Here's a gasifier bus but no picture, just YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cwICXpM25U

I think one of the forum member's Dad or Grandad drove a TT school bus. I can't remember who it was but he posted a real nice picture.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fred Dimock, Newfields NH on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 05:04 pm:

Here are links to bus pictures in the MTFCA forum

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/80257/81243.html

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/153459.html

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/150207.html

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/118802/120991.html

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/23331.html

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/50893/75456.html


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Berch on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 05:19 pm:

Here's a very cool old bus

http://www.conceptcarz.com/view/photo/84758,9708/1913-Ford-Model-T-School-Bus_Photo.aspx




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bob McDonald = Federa Way, Wa. on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 05:44 pm:

Heres a proto type drawing of a model A bus for winter travel. Don't know if any were built.help with picture Please

application/pdf
BUS ASSEMBLY.PDF (124.3 k)


Bob


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A.J. "Art" Bell on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 07:40 pm:

There are a few TT bus photos at the beginning of this link.
(Some of them will zoom to a decent size).
http://www.google.ca/images?as_q=&hl=en&btnG=Google+Search&as_epq=Model+TT+Bus&a s_oq=&as_eq=&as_sitesearch=&safe=images&as_st=y&tbs=isch:1,itp:photo&biw=800&bih =437


Regards
Art


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A.J. "Art" Bell on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 07:46 pm:

Model A Ďtrackedí bus drawing from Bobís pdf link . . .


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Adrian Whiteman, New Zealand on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 07:57 pm:

I think this is the charabanc:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Christopher Lang - Brentwood Bay BC on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 10:27 pm:

That's it! I'm going to Slovenia someday, and I'm a gunnah hijack that bus.

I'll be heard to remark "Take this bus..... To Cuba!!"

Sorry for the hijack Adrian, Hahaha.

That gasifier is so neat.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Anthony Bennett - Australia on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 10:52 pm:

Here's one I saw in Scotland Adrian;)bus

It's quite pretty considering it could carry 14(?) people. There was a "superphord" gearbox and special aluminium radiator fitted.

Email me if you need more pictures... I took quite a few detailed ones.

cheers

Anthony


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Gooding, Crystal, MI on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 - 11:29 pm:

Not the best of pictures since I took it with my phone, but here is the one that is in the Henry Ford Museum. Took it this past September while I was at OCF.

t bus


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erich Bruckner, Vancouver, WA on Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - 12:07 am:

That nice looking green bus John B. posted above seems to be built on the same "truck conversion" as mentioned in a recent post.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Berch on Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - 01:20 am:

Erich, I attached the link but there wasn't many pictures. I'd love to find more info on it and more pictures (without the banner). I'll bet they're out there somewhere. Nobody builds somthing that sweet and only has 4 pictures of it. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Simon Meakin, United Kingdom on Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - 04:54 pm:

Hi,some more pictures of my charabanc, as bought, during restoration and this year with my two sons on a rally in the centre of London run by our club chairman, Austen Bromley.Although it was a blistering hot day the chara (1 1/2 tons unlaiden) performed faultless. The seating arrangement is 3 rows of 4 persons.

pics of charabanc


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By richard wolf on Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - 05:45 pm:

Wasn't that 1927 Blue Bird kid hack, as my granddad used to call them, at Richmond, In. a couple of years ago or was it a Wayne school bus. Wayne school bus bodies were built in Richmond, In. which was in Wayne county.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By peter kable Kiama Australia on Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - 06:12 pm:

Here are 2 that were made in Queensland by Roberts Motor Works.

rob bus01
rob bus02


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By kep NZ on Wednesday, December 01, 2010 - 11:39 pm:

i would like to borrow that red one with the bench seats some time. If only i had people to put in it & a place to go...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erich Bruckner, Vancouver, WA on Thursday, December 02, 2010 - 01:03 am:

Simon, WOW, that thing is a real beaut. I have to ask one thing, is that a one man top? Ha, just kidding. I am really impressed with that machine. Very nice work indeed.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Frank Harris Big Bear Lake, California on Thursday, December 02, 2010 - 01:54 am:

Here is an interesting busbus


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Verne Shirk on Thursday, December 02, 2010 - 08:55 am:

Here are a couple of links. The first is an early bus and the second is of a "bookmobile". I know it's not a bus, but it's kind of interesting. You might have to page down a little to see them.
Verne

http://www.wichitaphotos.org/searchresults.asp?txtinput=Transportation&offset=50

http://www.wichitaphotos.org/searchresults.asp?txtinput=Transportation&offset=70


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Adrian Whiteman, New Zealand on Thursday, December 02, 2010 - 04:05 pm:

Thanks Verne, the bus is really neat.

Thanks all for the great pictures so far,

Cheers
Adrian


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Andrew K. Deckman on Thursday, December 02, 2010 - 08:36 pm:

That looks funny. Tini weni engine and large body.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Verne Shirk on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 - 12:39 am:

Adrian,
Perhaps a little "past the post time" but I just found a picture of another TT bus I forgot I had. It came from a collection of photos from the Universal Car Co. in Wichita, KS. The photo may be a little big but I know how you like those Shorpy photos (and I do too!). I think the Universal Car Co. was preparing this photo for an advertisement, which is the reason for the markings around it.
Verne


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Berch on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 - 12:51 am:

That's a great bus pic Vern. Interesting how they leaded the glass around the corners of the windshield.

The old bus must have died. they've got a chalk line drawn around it. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Adrian Whiteman, New Zealand on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 - 01:55 am:

Thanks Verne, now that is an interesting photo indeed. I am fascinated how they are preparing it, probably for use as you said. Sometimes we think that 'photoshop' speeds up picture handling. maybe it does, but I bet it would take a lot of time in 'photoshop' to do what they did with a pencil in a few minutes :-)

Cheers
Adrian


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Norton on Tuesday, December 07, 2010 - 06:03 am:

Adrian, not quite a charabanc but Jem posted photo of 1916 6 seater Surrey LHD at
http://picasaweb.google.com/oldefule/TCentenary2008#5204343105989104706


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kerry van Ekeren on Saturday, December 11, 2010 - 12:29 am:

Something of interest, John Berch had posted a bus running on a gasifier on this thread, here's a picture of a ford with a built in gas producer fitted, at the 1940 motor show in Melbourne, (Australia)


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