Not sure that is an old photo.
The T belongs to a famous MTFCA member. Looks like mobile homes and a tennis court in the background.
Looks like it may have real Rocky Mountains on it.
I think that may be the original car and the member you refer to made one like it. He did a wonderful job.
Ed Archer's sightseeing T.
He found the remains of this sighting seeing bus in a ditch and restored the T to its original look. Was covered well in a years ago issue of Model T Times.
Ed posted a picture of it last week in the Atlas wheel thread - scroll down once the link opens
That's a nifty T for sure. The big brake drums might be on a TT rear end, which wouldn't be surprising on a T that long.
Here are a few photos during restoration:
Looks like a standard T Ruckstell rear end.
A modern van can be seen in the original photo of this thread.
I do not recall what brakes it has. I know it has (or had) a Muncie under/direct/overdrive with reverse transmission and standard T Ruckstell rear end. Even with the Muncie, the driveshaft was longer than standard T. A wonderful restoration.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
The restored one was the star of a Vintage Ford cover a few years ago.