Waiting on a brake job before hitting the road this morning .....
Pictures of a nice T farm truck with a Ford steel bed I just hauled from Maryland to Ohio .....
Jim, That looks like a good start but you will have to do a little work on the cab.
Those hard to find rear wheels seem to look good.
Very interesting truck. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I seem to think the round gas tanks were replaced with oval tanks around 1920. However, I don't think the longer running boards were introduced until a little later.
Does the chassis have the earlier short (one hole on each side) or longer (2 holes on each side) rear cross member? I'm guessing it will be the longer one, which would be more consistent with the running boards. The gas tank may have been replaced.
Of course, you might find pretty much anything in these old farm trucks. Most were cobbled together with whatever was at hand that would work.
I don't believe that's a T gas tank; too big.
I was kinda thinking that too, Jerry. Only goes to show you that you might find pretty much anything on an old farm truck.
I was there at the Auction,the tank has a gas guage cap. It use to be a FireTruck.
You got a good deal on it.
I thought Maryland only had crab cakes ....
You live in a beautiful area, I had never been to that part of Maryland before.
To clarify, I am not the new owner.
I just did the hauling ....
He is a shop teacher in Ohio ....
Oh I drove all the way from Gwynn's Island Va.
he's getting a good solid truck.
I've been known to drive up to 8 hours one way for a good Auction.This year I may have been to 10? Auctions so far. Another one this weekend.
Then it's Hershey time!!!
This question is for Fred Wicker.
I am the new owner of this truck. What else do you know about this truck? I did not know it used to be a fire truck. Any information is appreciated.
You might want to check the records of the rural fire departments on the island ......
Tom the front wheels were sold at the auction,they were painted up. Front fenders with Gold leaf trim were there also and sold.
The seat would have sat up much higher to clear the oversize gas tank.
Other people at the auction were thinking the same thing...Fire Truck
The front fenders with gold leaf were most likely from the Greenwood, Delaware Model T firetruck that Bob Prouse restored about 20 years ago.
Bowie, Maryland had a fire truck like that one many years ago, but Bob Prouse told me that was not the truck from Bowie. I was not convinced though, as bowie had sold the truck many years before and it may have changed hands again before Bob bought it.
If it was the Bowie fire truck, it has a very low mileage engine and drive train. The Bowie truck had not pump or fire equipment, but it was used in a support role to carry equipment, etc.
I do recall seeing a photo of Bowie's truck about 20 years ago and I will try to find it again.
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All you have to do is ask ...