1925 Touring, brazilian assembly.
Is this an accessory specifically for model T or is this a
model A bumper?
Nice looking car, it does look like them but it's not. There were a lot of after market companies in the 20's that were offering bumper assemblies for the Model T as a "safety feature", this was made for the Model T.
It does look like a 30-31 Model A bumper that could have been added later.
It is very difficult to say for certain whether the bumper was made specifically for model T Fords or if it was adapted from something else. One would really need to look closely at the mounting brackets.
Wonderful Photo, however. Thank you for posting it.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
At first glance, I would say Model A.
That 1925 T looks brand new in the photo. T's don't appear to hold that "brand new" look for very long, judging by period photos. I find it highly doubtful that the car could look that fresh by 1930 and that in 1930, or later, anyone would buy brand new Model A bumpers to cobble to a 5 year old car when purpose built, after market bumpers were available with factory made brackets to fit a T to a "Tee".
I don't think it is an "A" bumper. The bars look too narrow to me. Nice nickel shell though.
Are there bolts in the ends? The front bumper on our A has bolts in the ends.Bud.
Appears to be accessory T front bumper.
There were multiple mfg for these accessory bumpers.
I'm fairly certain it is a "T" bumper
I have one on a car, and one in the barn off my grandfathers car ,
if I get a chance (and remember) i will take a picture
Here are pictures of the front and rear bumpers on my '26 Fordor. Jim Patrick
What is the reason the rear bumper brackets loop toward the same side ?
Those ARE nifty bumpers.
Wow David. I never noticed that. Now it's gonna bug me. LOL! It may have been installed wrong many years ago and believe it or not, I never noticed it. Looking at it, both sides are interchangeable, so one day, I will need to take one off and turn it over so that they match. I wonder if the loop goes in or goes out? I would guess that they go inward like the right one, because if they went outward, if it were rear ended, it would damage the rear fender. Jim Patrick
The model A's it loops out. But can go either way on your car.