I was made aware of this truck a few weeks ago. It had been in storage at least ten years and I suspect it had not run for some time longer. I was able to get it at a reasonable price and after some mechanical work ( lap valves, adjust rod caps, rebuild coil box and coils, replace much wiring,replace carb etc.) it started and I drove it a short distance. Every thing seems to work but every thing is worn out and it is a loooonnnngg way from being a good truck. I like the look of it though and intend to keep it as is in appearance and start fixing things over time. I made the side panels and rear doors of old sinker cypress. The body seems to have been fitted to a roadster or touring car from 1925 and the rear end may be 26-27. Thought y'all might enjoy a look---all comments welcome!!
You could be the dog catcher.
What is the spool looking thing with the black rings????
Newbe here sorry!
The black rings are the clamps which hold the individual kerosene flares intended I suppose for emergency roadside location indicators. Oddly, I had never seen a set before but one came up on ebay just after I got the truck. You are looking at three flares with caps over the wicks all held in place by a black bracket or holder.
Welcome to the dog catcher club!
Actually I decided to make the screen panels to hopefully prevent my little canine companion becoming a spot on the road. He loves riding by the back window in the coupe but he would have been at risk in an open truck and I like taking him with me when I go for a drive. I sure go through a lot of trouble for that 5 pound fur ball!! But hey-what can I say.
Mark your truck is beautiful. What is the rolled up fabric made of and how is it attached to the top rails?
Beautiful! I love it.
I also made mine a screen side to keep better track of my two girls when we go for a ride. The side panels are naghyde? They fasten to the body with murphy fastners on the side and bottom.
Mark--neat idea for the seat/step but where is the spare?
Both very cool trucks, I like em :-)
Neat looking screen side trucks! And a great way to introduce the kids and the dog to Ts.
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My initial reaction was.. Man! Where did you get those door hinges. From the smokebox door of a UP Big Boy?
A beautiful find that appears to be in excellent overall shape.
Here is another photo with the canvas down and spare tire installed.
I love your truck John! I would leave it just the way it is with all that character goin on.
John, I really like it. I'm really liking how the wood cab meets the cowl/windshield. I've not seen it done like that before.
Mark, Your's is really nice too.
Thanks to all for the positive comments. Scott, the body fit to the cowl looks a little crude on close inspection but the rest of the woodwork like the beaded ceiling, doors and windows look professional so I don't know what to think about the body. There are no tags or identifying marks that I have found so far. Whatever it is, its been on the car for a long time.