I really like the artistic touch in the composition of this photo.
Great Americana picture.
Re previous thread; Mirror mounted W/O hole in WS frame.
Note the gas tank location.
Higher gas tank location likely a requirement in this area.
I see this T has early AC, a wet blanket in the windshield opening. Do any member use this practice?
Fastening picture. Makes you wonder what the rest of the car looked like. A cloth covered seat like out of a sedan and white or light colored paint on the dash board.
I wonder, do you think the gas tank was moved because of the hills or to facilitate a better cushioned seat that wouldn't fit with the tank in it's original location.
Henry - Assuming the owner's probable poor "financial" situation, I'd bet he'd buy gasoline a gallon or two at a time, which of course in that hilly country, would make the Ford "gravity fuel flow" more of a "pain" than normal! Having the tank higher and further forward would make for better "gravity feed" with a nearly empty tank. Besides the fact that buying a gallon or two at a time would make it necessary to remove the seat cushion more often than most "T" drivers would have to do. So, if he could put up with the loss of the "shotgun seat", all those frequent gasoline stops would be a bit less inconvenient with the tank located where it is. What I wonder is, what is that bent piece or rod or tubing for that's sticking out from the top right-hand corner of the windshield?
I would guess the gas tank relocation, and the body being stripped of unnecessary weight were to aid in climbing hills.
The hood is missing, as is the body from the cowl back. Probably fenders too.