Make a truck

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2011: Make a truck
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Sims on Friday, December 02, 2011 - 03:27 pm:

Today I looked at a 15 T converted to a truck. This conversion used a open driveshaft. It has hard rubber rear tires with wood spoke wheels, It has a cast rear axel with spindles for the wheels, The differential is behind the axel with open axels to a gear inside the hub, It has external brake bands. This appears to be a factory conversion with factory parts to connect the T transmission to the driveshaft. This uses a frame extension similiar to a Smith conversion. Any idea what company may have built this?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Will on Friday, December 02, 2011 - 03:31 pm:

Photo's?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Danuser on Friday, December 02, 2011 - 05:37 pm:

I have the small drum rear housings w/ hubs that say CHICAGO FORM A TRUCK they are for sale 250.00 plus UPS


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Sims on Friday, December 02, 2011 - 06:43 pm:

I don't recall saying that I was looking for parts. If possible I will try to get photos but no promise.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Christopher Lang - Brentwood Bay, BC on Friday, December 02, 2011 - 09:46 pm:

Well Jim, I for one would be interested just to see the pictures. I really like these make your own truck kits. Certainly something you'd never see in this day and age. I believe a year or so ago, a member posted some entertaining ads for the kits.

Here, at our local Heritage Acres, we have a make-a-tractor that's gear drive. I don't have any pictures to share of it, so you'll have to take my word for it.

Here's the ad I thought was so funny. You'd think he'd have thought of this before, what with living across the street from the billboard and all!

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Berch on Saturday, December 03, 2011 - 01:51 am:

That is funny Chris. It's a good thing it wasn't a Canadian Club billboard or, well you get the idea. That gives the term "Direct Marketing" a whole new meaning. :-)

Jim, Here's a couple more truck conversions.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By A. J. "Art" Bell on Saturday, December 03, 2011 - 02:01 am:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Saturday, December 03, 2011 - 07:18 am:

John,

I never realized there were kits to expand the TT's. The Unitrux is really interesting. I wonder if there are any still around?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Berch on Saturday, December 03, 2011 - 07:55 am:

Henry, Here's some more information on the Unitrux if you are interested.

http://books.google.com/books?id=5SAjAQAAMAAJ&lpg=RA4-PA75&ots=WU-ZXja533&dq=The %20Unitrux&pg=RA4-PA75#v=onepage&q=The%20Unitrux&f=false


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Gooding, Crystal, MI on Saturday, December 03, 2011 - 02:50 pm:

The Unitrux ad looks like what was done to my TT. Don't have any pictures right now, but will try to get some for you.


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