Is the accessory 1926-27 tail light bracket heavier than the standard one ? If so does anyone have a picture of one,so I will know what to look for at Hershey.I need both the light & bracket,but I have never seen a set together that was for sale.
The bracket for the standard 26-27 tail light is the same for the Hall stop light.
Are you asking about the bracket that holds the taillamp and license plate or the bracket that holds the above items and mounts them to the fender?
The taillamp and license bracket is unique and no longer reproduced. I found mine at Chickasha several years ago. In a pinch, a Model A taillamp-license plate bracket can be modified.
Close up of the '26-'27 Ford stop lamp license/lamp bracket.
These are a bit hard to find.
You can make a close replica using the early '28 Model A license/lamp bracket, they are made new today.
You have to modify this Model A bracket to place the oval hole, and round out and grind the edges flat to mimic the Model T stop lamp style.
This is a Model A bracket modified for the T stop lamp.
Below is a real Model T bracket to show how the round plate is just a bit bigger than what you can do with the Model A bracket, as there is less metal area on the Model A bracket.
James,Tom & Dan for the info & pictures.
I am going to replace the ugly trailer light that the previous owner of 39 years put on the car, with the accessory type light.I will have to look through my collection of Model T & A parts to see if I can find the proper license plate bracket(I have a 1931 Model A deluxe Tudor,which I have owned since high school).
Tom you will be glad to know that the light is going on a 1926 T fordor sedan.
Where all these Fordors coming from? I can't believe how many are now coming to light. I'm working on one, Don Booth in mid Michigan is almost done with his and is putting me to shame in the process. Jerry VanOoteghem left his home and brought a different car to the Old Car Festival a couple of weeks ago. In spite of this there were still quite a few at the show.
What would these two pieces be worth if a guy were to have his good friend who owns a stamp and die shop make a few of them?
Current price for the Model A '28-'29 tail lamp license bracket reproduction is still $30.
I would think $50 list price for a real nice reproduction of the Model T '26-'27 stop lamp license bracket reproduction would be just fine with me. You can't make a suitable fake out of the Model T part. At $50 retail, the mfg cost price should give some profit to the mfg. You might even recoup your die costs Think most of the vendors would stock initially 10-15 ea. of these. So possible to get to 100 production qty.
Tom, Add two more fordors to the list. I have two 26's. one is a California barn find which is for sale, and the other is an amateurly restored car, last registered in Pennsylvania.