After seeing Bob's new reproduction crank-holding license plate bracket and drooling at Jay's Accessory of the Day posts, I got to thinking. There's probably about a million and a half accessories for Model T's, and only a select few end up back in production. Are there any accessories you guys have seen that aren't currently reproduced that you'd like to have? Big or small, I'm just curious what everybody on here has seen and thought would be nice to have on their car.
My first choice would probably be a Schilling folding camp bed. Just such a neat accessory if you were in a camping mood, even though it takes up so much running board space.
A smallish running board toolbox with a brass lock and key.
I want a running board kitchen, with porcelain cups and plates. The kind that opens to a table/shelf and has water and storage drawers in it. I would use it with my vintage camping stuff ......
Atwater-Kent clip on distributor gear set, or at least the cam gear along with Bosch and Atwater cap rotor and points.
Hey Bob, what's up with the wheel in that picture? It's missing not only the hub cap but the split pin and castle nut for the end of the axle, and the wheel is about halfway off. Hopefully the car is jacked up and under maintenance?
I prefer my car factory correct. That means no accessories. Not even a rear view mirror.
Dave you'd best check location of those top hold down straps if you are that purist attentive.
That and discountable rims, side lights and a speedometer.
Saw that speedometer one coming.
Seth, that's not my car. I saw that photo somewhere and thought the battery box was the perfect size, so I saved the photo to my computer.
I knew I'd hear about the speedometer. It was already on the car. I would probably get rid of it if it were not for the hole in the dash. Jack, I don' t know how those straps are supposed to be. I will look into it. Thanks.
They go up inside of the curve,about straight up from windshield. There should be the factory holes where they mount.
Ok Jack thanks. I'll see if I can change it. Dave.
I posted this before but a FRONT mounted running board toolbox (not as long as this one) would be great for closed cars.
Boyco cans. I got some originals that were in pretty banged up shape and tried all those chemical strippers and sealers to make em work, but still pretty rough. My neighbor mocked me saying "does EVERYTHING on your car have to be old?!?" Cannot imagine paying the big bucks for a new set.
That fender-mounted tool box is cool! I like the pics that Bob posted, as well.
The neat thing about the little toolbox is its lack of overkill. It has enough length to accommodate
any often-used tool or gadget you have without taking up so much room on the running board that
there isn't enough room left for your feet.
My box is mounted to the passenger side running-board, centered between both operating doors
and that leaves plenty of room on either side for size-12 tootsies. Anything that won't fit in the
toolbox is too big to be used frequently, so that stuff can go in the storage compartment under
the rear seat.
The running board kitchen sounds pretty interesting. Anybody have any pictures?
A smaller toolbox, or one that would ride higher on the fender seems to be the general consensus around here. Is anybody making toolboxes at all?
I'm liking the running board ideas. They're just such wasted space on cars like my '23 runabout. There's no door on the left side, so who needs a running board?
Jared, Here's ours. For the right price I could be talked out of it.
I've often thought about a shallow but full length tool box that would be as long as the running board. Or maybe to replace the running board so it could be slightly sunk in at the braces and not make the step-up any higher. I think Rolls had something like that but was built/designed into the car.
Is this what you are refering to, I built these boxes under this 1911 Rolls Royce back in 1969.
Such boxes were a common addition to a Chassis on English and continental cars.
The Model T having good ground clearance would allow one to put a box under the running board.