Coal chute, hand crank rear, worm drive Ruxstell!
Rear brakes seem bigger than what a normal T has but I'm not sure I'd like to drive this down a steep, wet and windy mountain road with full load of fire wood.
Beautiful truck - but that price is nuts.
Price sounds high, but believe me, you could never restore one for that price.
He's gonna tell her he couldn't sell it.
LOL brilliant! "I'm sorry babe there just weren't any takers. Heck, I didn't even get but 2-3 calls and they wanted pennies on the dollar."
Great looking truck - just need a water PIPE instead of that water PUMP. One other nit-pick I have is that for as gorgeous as the whole thing looks the engine and area under the hood looks nasty. It's like it's been stored in a barn with the hood off and then they put the hood on and cleaned up the outside only. I'd want to pull the head and the oil inspection cover before committing to buy - especially at $19.5. You gotta figure though if that's the ask and he actually wants to sell it then you might could get him down to $17ish which isn't really that bad for that good looking of a truck with a Ruckstell and functioning dump bed.
Wonder where the shift lever for the ruckstel is? Agree on the wp, must need a radiator.
I see he has early pedal plates on the floor boards! A real cool truck.
Jim I looked at the pictures again and man I just cannot find one that shows the shifter. I can see the crank handle for the dump bed in several pics. If it's in there it's really well hidden tucked up in the bench seat or something. The one pic where you see the truck outside the house from the road shows most of the cab pretty well and it's just not there. But from the backside of the truck you can clearly see the linkage going forward towards the front.
Maybe he has an electric unit on it? My friend's '14 Cadillac has an electrically shifted rear-end: you just mash a button on the door. If so, you'd expect something like that mentioned in the ad.
What's the red thing on the firewall?
I don't know. Holds a small fire extinguisher maybe? I emailed the seller asking about the Ruckstell shifter and the red thing. Will let ya'll know what they say.
A pedal operated exhaust cut-out type Ruxstell shifter???
Wouldn't a 1925 truck with 20" rear wheels have had 21" fronts?
The Cab looks like a Lindsay Com. Body About 1925.
Bob, looking the body over carefully there are lot of indications to me it is a Martin-Parry body. All the carriage bolts line up, the raised rib formed on the metal side panels, the windshield, the roof hardware, the door latches and handles, the latch that holds the doors open, the metal work on the roof, the drip edge on the windshield, etc, etc. They were the largest body company in the world, and was bought out by the general about 1930 and became Chevrolet body division.
From M-P , you could buy what you needed alacarte , so many variations are possible. They even offered as dump bed, and I will check my catlogs to se if that matches. I love old wood cab trucks !
BOB!!!! YOU FOUND MY TRUCK CAB! Hooray!!!! Sorry to hijack this thread but I've been looking for the builder since I bought the truck and have found very limited information on builders. My TT is a 1925 and my cab is a spitting image of the No. 125A Standard Cab in your picture. Any other information you have on the cab manufacturer would be awesome. I can find almost nothing online.
Here is the cab, and the dump bed in a MP catalog. With MP, it gets very confusing as the were built from the late teens until almost 1930. They changed the design over the years and also the different variation one could order could give you hundreds of combinations. You could order just the commercial vehicle you desired. Just a small ,for instance. The back of the cab could come with a small window, a big window, open or with a large opening with a curtain, and "Lites". Note the dump bed back. Lots of variations of that, too. The one for sale has another small door added to the left.
Constantine -- TT's all had big rear brakes like that.
Ah, okay. Thanks Mike.