US ARMY ARMORED CAR

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By ROBERT J STEINER on Tuesday, December 04, 2012 - 10:02 pm:

Check It out


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Tuesday, December 04, 2012 - 10:10 pm:

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?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Richard Bennett on Tuesday, December 04, 2012 - 10:16 pm:

Danial, what makes you think it is a T, other than the tail light?

Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Semprez-Templeton, CA on Tuesday, December 04, 2012 - 10:23 pm:

That's not a T. Look at the Pittman arm poking out the side of the frame.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Tuesday, December 04, 2012 - 10:23 pm:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker on Tuesday, December 04, 2012 - 10:27 pm:

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

http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/6/1403.html

Respectfully submitted,

Hap l9l5 cut off


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Danial - Veneta OR US Earth Solar System on Tuesday, December 04, 2012 - 10:31 pm:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Johnson on Tuesday, December 04, 2012 - 10:43 pm:

It's Just another photo lifted from the Library of Congress collection.

Click here:

http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/hec2008005010/

Higher resolution TIF that you can zoom in and out of - may take a minute to download:

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/master/pnp/hec/07100/07149u.tif

Extremely high resolution TIF - may take a few minutes to download:

http://lcweb2.loc.gov/master/pnp/hec/07100/07149a.tif


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Philip Berg on Wednesday, December 05, 2012 - 12:58 am:

If you zoom in on the wheel center cap it says "REO"


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Michael Deichmann, Blistrup, Denmark on Wednesday, December 05, 2012 - 03:32 am:

The smoking gun:


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