Car Identification Please

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2012: Car Identification Please
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kathryn Sidenstricker on Monday, December 24, 2012 - 10:55 am:

Hello, Can someone tell me the make of this automobile? The front license plate reads: Joplin, Mo. I believe the year of the tag is 1922.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Erik Johnson on Monday, December 24, 2012 - 11:13 am:

Model T Ford with an aftermarket body and wheel covers.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ricks - Surf City on Monday, December 24, 2012 - 11:25 am:

Nice tread pattern on the RF tire. It looks to have the 1919 and earlier front spring perches, with an aftermarket or later Ford wishbone below the axle. That would make the chassis 1919 or a few years older. I'm not sure of the year the clipped spring leaves were introduced, in place of tapered ones.

Nice pic. Is it family?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Monday, December 24, 2012 - 11:40 am:

Looks similar to this Universal body offering, 1921.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kathryn Sidenstricker on Monday, December 24, 2012 - 02:18 pm:

Wow, thanks for all the interesting information. I didn't think the car was a T. This is not a family picture, I bought it because of the Joplin tag. I have this tag and this photo shows the era that it was used.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Monday, December 24, 2012 - 02:26 pm:

The clipped front spring leaves were introduced during 1916. The shaded headlight lenses were Ford parts in 1921. The body looks very much like the one in Dan's ad, but with the stock Ford fenders.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Monday, December 24, 2012 - 06:35 pm:

It is an interesting and unusual model T speedster style. After-market body or maybe kit. Based on fenders and front end it is probably 1917 to '19 as others have said. There are wood spoke wheels between those steel discs. It was an inexpensive way to "dress up" a model T and make it look like it was more expensive. If you look at the inside disc on the drivers wheel, you can see the opening that allows access to the valve stem to service the tire.
1921 Fords had the "eyebrow" shaded lenses, however those do not look like the standard Ford shaded lenses. They may have been after-market or home-painted.
It is difficult to tell from the angle of that photo, but it looks to be a roadster style body with a fixed top. t was a very unusual style at that time. However, many thanks to Jay, I have a copy of a similar car taken about that time. The radiator shell is a bit different, as are other details. But it could give you a better idea of what that car probably looked like. That is IF I can post it. We'll try and see.



Do drive carefully, and enjoy the holidays! W2


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Kathryn Sidenstricker on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 03:36 pm:

I wonder what the bar across the front fenders is for? Stabilizer brace? Also thanks to Mike and Wayne for the input.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Thode Chehalis Washington on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 03:48 pm:

Kathryn,

Fender brace:
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/29/21550.html?1165818489

Jim


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 - 07:12 pm:

Of the many manufacturers of after-market bodies for the model T chassis one of the best contributors on this forum has an Autowa touring car of which he has recently completed a total restoration. Another occasional poster has an Autowa roadster, similar body style.
There are also a couple of ABC roadsters owned by occasional contributors on this site. Hopefully, they will see this thread and show off their cars by posting pictures of them. I always enjoy seeing pictures of special cars as well as the "basic" Ts.
Do drive carefully, and have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By James A smith on Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 08:02 pm:

Thanks for the Autowa plug Wayne.My roadster is put away for the winter.It took me 2 months to have my paint matched to the original 'Autowa Green'.So I lost my weather window of opportunity to paint it. So it will have to wait till spring.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Wayne Sheldon, Grass Valley, CA on Thursday, December 27, 2012 - 08:39 pm:

Good to hear from you, James. I love the look of that roadster and can hardly wait to see pictures of it done. I would really like to someday see both it and Dan Ts touring side by side together on a major tour. I just love the unusual Ts.
Here in Califunny, I get to paint almost year-round. Just not on the coldest days. If I can ever kick this cold I am fighting, I still have two sets of wheels to finish.
Do drive carefully, and have a very HAPPY NEW YEAR! W2


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