Is this an actual, period accessory or something made up?
TT Dual rear wheels
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ford-Model-T-no-1926-ford-model-t-c-cab-dually-stake-bed -truck-/181371058676?forcerrptr=true&hash=item2a3a8eb9f4&item=181371058676&pt=US _Cars_Trucks
That is pretty awesome. If it's not a factory built accessory, it's definitely one of the more inventive homebuilt rigs I've ever seen.
Budd and Disteel to name a few, produced dual wheels for the rear of the Ford trucks staring in the Early 20's or so. These wheels on this truck are not the usual solid disks as made by most of the steel wheel manufacturers.
I will ask a friend of mine about this. His Dad owned several TT's back in the day and I remember hearing him say they always had duel wheels. Said his dad ran over about every dog in the area as they weren't used to chasing anything with duels and that outside wheel would get them! KGB
Mark Friemiller had a set of TT duals several years ago. The wheels were cast iron with flat base rims, very much like the modern Dayton wheels. Dave
I remember this truck in its unrestored state, sitting along Highway 12 just west of Rio Vista, CA. The man who restored it was a prince of a human being, one of the most genuinely nice people I have ever known. I haven't driven it, but I heard it run a number of years ago and it ran fine with nothing out of the ordinary.
At a young age I was wild about old cars and nearly 50 years ago I was walking home from school, probably third grade, and saw a shiny black Ford runabout, with straight windshield and nondemountable wheels, with its nose poking out of a garage. I walked, trance-like, to the car, only vaguely aware of voices (what were they saying? Yelling? I wasn't listening...). I continued walking to the car like I was being reeled in with a fishing lure set in my cheek. I stood frozen in front of the car, it was the most wonderful thing I had ever been so close to. Still, there were the voices, what?! What were they yelling?!
As I had walked, in my trance, to the car I was oblivious to the new wet concrete driveway. The car's owner and his son had just poured it and there was a diagonal track of small tennis shoe prints walking with short steps diagonally across the driveway. The owner later became one of my most cherished friends and his little black runabout was the first Model T Ford I ever rode in.
He went on to restore several more cars and trucks and he became an accomplished builder of historical models and miniatures.
He restored the truck with the duals. A couple of years ago I stopped at their former house and there they were... In the driveway; My shoe prints of 48 years ago.
Dan, I think I remember that truck too. I spent a lot of summers in Rio Vista. My grandparents lived right on the river just north of town. A lot of good memories there!
I was wrong, I have seen these dual wheels before. They are the ones used on the 2 Ton truck that Ford was to produce and never did.
In this thread it was discussed along with some of the other experimental trucks.
Opps, I hit the wrong button.
Here are the picture of each. I think this is interesting stuff.
Gator Gould in lower L.A. has a dually TT