DAYUM! You gotta wonder what the story behind that is. Where's the driver's door and 'A' Pillar?
Ouch. Can't even begin to guess what happened there.
Low flying airplane? Low bridge?
I want to know who the dame is in the leather trench coat. Looks like the ace reporter for the local rag getting the "scoop".
that T appears to have 2 coil boxes and an modern style coil. It is a Pre 26 Fordor with a 26 coil box.
Is it a RHD? The steering wheel seems a long way off, and I don't see a brake lever.
Gil Fitzhugh, Morristown, NJ
Why does every one blame low flying airplanes. I had a neighbour who had deer antlers on his mail box. One day I lost oil pressure on my T Craft (this comment is T related) and had to land on the road in front of his house, I had forgotten the antlers until I was nearly on the mail box, the brakes in the T Craft were even worse than those on a T, so I did not dare try to stop as I was passing a power pole on the other side of the road. Needless to say, I removed the antlers from his mailbax. Later some of his hunting buddies asked who knocked the antlers off, and he told them it was a low flying plane, they laughed at him until he told them who the pilot was, then they believed him.
It looks like a wrecking ball went through it! In right rear door, out left front door. Seat and doors scattered out the left side. Total destruction above the frame only. Back end and front end nearly intact. Left rear wheel destroyed by being driven into the ground sideways. That car could be restored!
Intriguing photo! Thank you Jay.
Do drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
They told her to meet the train at 5:02 and she did!
Check the ground for spare change and you can go buy another one !
"Maybe next time you will pay attention to the no parking sign."
What make of wheels?
That will not pass the state inspection -
One headlight is pointed off to the side
What percentage (or what parts)of an automobile can be replaced with it still being called a restoration?
Notice that all of the men have jackets & ties on. How many years has it been since that was common to see out on the street???
If you start with a radiator cap and then replace the missing parts it's a restoration!
Henry, If you started with a hand full of rust instead it would be an immaculate conception.
It is not the percentage, but what is replaced. Most all 1901-15 curved dash Oldsmobiles have new bodies, as the originals cracked and tended to fall apart. A great portion of the 1903-08 one cylinder Cadillacs have new bodies, radiators, fenders and more and are still called a restoration. In fact some also have a new engine. If you have a complete Model T chassis, you can buy all the rest for early years. I know of two that won the top arward for their club. One, a 1910, started out as a little pick up with later parts and ended up as a "1910" touring with all new body, fenders, top and more.
Darel, Henry, Gary thank you. Where were you guys when I first came on line again with the club???
It was nice to see you state the truth!
It all goes back, for me, visiting the Reno facilities as a young high school fella and seeing what I saw. WOW! They were making what parts they needed!!! Cool guys too. I got to talk to many of them when they had a break. I was forever impressed with those REAL craftsmen. AND THEY WERE! It was a sad time in my life to watch the dissolution of the biggest and best restoration facilities in the WORLD in the mid and early 80's!!! Bar none! I have been in several more shops in my life to glean something and understand the real people who do this type of work, The shop in Rolla, Mo. was another I loved to visit. Bud Josie's shop in St. Pete was another.
My dad loved to gamble in Reno and St.Louis and wanted to know if I'd like to play some too. I lost my $20.00 quickly and had enough of that! So, I would travel over to the museums to take a gander at the cars! ONLY to find out that they had shops for rebuilding the cars a few blocks and or a mile or two away. Needless to say, I was buried in them. (Not the museums!! I could never afford those cars!) as a kid but out in the shop!!! Yeah, I could DO this!!! A spark was ignited I guess.
Sorry to but in but I loved your comments. I got to get back to work.
Joe in Mo.