I am new to this forum and came across this passage in a Sherwood Anderson book from 1925. Does anyone here know what a "Bug" modification is? Thanks. Here is the passage:
As I have gone about in the streets of American towns and cities I have noticed that even the Ford cannot escape the Workman impulse. Boys buy second hand Fords and rebuild them into ‘Bugs’ and these ‘Bugs’ are often enough light, graceful, and fine. Ugly lines have been cut away. Something altogether lacking in grace has been made graceful and it would be worth while if people could come to understand does that the boy is a craftsman following a craftsman’s impulse
I believe he is referring to a "doodle bug" or a speedster.
'20's slang for a cut down Ford or other car, from the term "buggy", to describe a speedy racy look and performance.
A 'Bug' :
Here's a thread on MTFCI:s forum with hundreds of old pictures of modified T's back in the day: http://www.modelt.org/mtfcivb/showthread.php/16-Authentic-original-speedster-pic tures
Lotsa' nice "bugs" on that thread.
Thank you all! This is fantastic!