I have an old Model T front axle and was wondering if it has any value? It has coil springs and I haven't seen any T's with this setup. Does anyone know about these and a potential value or is this simply "Yard Art"?
Those are an accessory set of Hassler Twins shocks - not too common ! Parts are worth saving for sure but sometimes the bushing area in the shock arms can be quite worn due to lack of maintenance !
Forgot to add a photo of the set of "Twins" on my wife's soon to be Fire Chief's rig
Something makes me think that the "twins" were made for the heavier "T's like the Fordor and the single spring shocks were for the roadsters and such.
Rare & the right buyer will love them.
Yes. The double Hasslers were generally recommended for the heavier, or top heavier, cars and trucks. They came out somewhat later than the single Hasslers did (singles were a fairly early accessory, starting about 1915 IIRC). The pancake Hasslers (flatter springs, otherwise look similar to the singles) came out later, around 1925.
That looks like a nice front axle. I hope it finds its way under a model T!
Like so many things model T, not a "big buck" item. However, worth considerably more than scrap. Part of the passion of the hobby is the preservation of model Ts, parts, and history. Most people are not in this hobby for the money. Most of us couldn't afford it if we were.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Thanks for the info! I really appreciate everyones help! What would be a fair price/value for the whole kaboodle? I have a straight axle on one of my 1940 Ford Pickups and was offered quite a bit, but that's a whole different era.
Retail double hasslers are 350-500.00 in our part of the world, your complete set-up 600.00 plus, don't junk it
I've never shopped for Hasslers, but I agree with John on the rest of it. $100 would be reasonable. The individual parts sold separately might bring a little more.