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No way. Really? How much armor could they put on a T and still get it down the road, or up hills for that matter?
Danial, what makes you think it is a T, other than the tail light?
Allan from down under.
That's not a T. Look at the Pittman arm poking out the side of the frame.
Ah, good point Allan. Just an assumption I made, I guess, without really dissecting the pic much, because, well, the US Army I was in had a way of changing things up for their purposes.
Based on the way the running board brackets are attached to the bottom rather than the side of the frame rails (and there are no holes where the normal forged running board brackets would have been) and the different steering gear and different looking wheels/hub caps -- I suspect it is not a T but a different automobile or truck chassis. If you compare it to the Model T Armored car in the links below – they clearly show the Ford transmission and 3 point axle suspension (i.e. wishbones).
A "T" can and was overloaded a lot of times. See the information on the T armored car and some modifications that were made to it so it could carry additional weight at: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/80257/95096.html
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Wow, Hap. I want one. These armored Ts have to be among the rarest of the rare. I bet finding an "original" one would be a task in and of itself.
It's Just another photo lifted from the Library of Congress collection.
Higher resolution TIF that you can zoom in and out of - may take a minute to download:
Extremely high resolution TIF - may take a few minutes to download:
If you zoom in on the wheel center cap it says "REO"
The smoking gun: