Tell me about the "thing" under the front fender. Muffler?
Tank for gas for the lights?
Air tank? It is a service truck/car.
I bet it's the acetylene tank for the lights since Jerry Mahoney and Crew's trunk is on the drivers side running board.
That under fender tanks looks like a presto, but why that location. That is a huge running board box. What year is this beauty?
Looks like a 1912 Torpedo body.
Anyone have other images of this or similar rigs?
Reminds me of this famous photo.
Interesting picture. That looks like the same 1914 Michigan manufacturers plate used on Ford's publicity shots. Did the factory actually make a pickup truck for sale?
Notice how low the tail light is mounted on the service vehicle, And it looks like the tires need some air, on both vehicles.
Interesting car, is it a 11 Touring cut off? 13/14 sidelights?, 14 horn? Are the fenders 15? Dan
Maybe Ford made service trucks to sell to dealers
never seen a prestolite tank mounted in forks before
That image looks like it was made inside the factory, but the rig looks like it is intended for work outside the factory grounds due to the removable lantern. Must be set up for dealers to provide roadside assistance? If so, did Ford make more of these or was this a special for a big dealer who ordered it?
Still wondering about the presto-lite tank being under the fender. Assume that means the other running board is also full, but with what?
Erich...here's a shot of my '12 Commercial Roadster Pickup...unfortunately not a good angle, a quick pic taken just before it started to rain, so didn't get anymore. All my other better shots are too big to upload. Looks a bit like the one in the above photos, except of course no doors and a lower box. I love it. Starts usually on no more than 2 cranks, and lots of free starts when warm, and especially on a hot engine. And there's part of my barn to go with the previous pole barn OT post...24x50 (max. due to zoning)...holds 3 Model T's and a Model A, sitting on the lift. 12.5' tall door. Man door on side.
Regarding the low tires, on cold mornings, the tires on my 1919 look like they are low - and I guess they are, because after the sun comes out and things warm-up, they puff-up and don't look low any longer. Perhaps these photos are from areas of very cold weather.
I have a question about the Torpedo body. Is the seat farther back from the pedals and steering wheel than in other T's of the same year? They always looked like that to me but I've never had the opportunity to actually get into one and see. Of course, I guess it also could just be that the front of the body makes it look like that.
Tim, nice looking T you got there.