A friend of a friend told me about a car that was for sale only 35 miles away from my home.
A short story: A young man bought a 1912 about 1940, and in 1941 he enlisted and went to WWII. While he was gone, the farm family bought a Form-A-Truck kit and converted it to a flare box truck. The touring body, rear end, and some other parts were stored in the hay barn. The young man came home from the war and was not interested in the car. The family then adapted the truck to belt power a saw mill blade.
A collector bought it all in the '80s and never did anything but store it in a shed. I bought it from him in August 2014.
I plan on getting the engine running, overhaul the transmission and rear end, then put it together as a touring car survivor.
The following are pictures of body number, ID number, engine number, and casting date.
I might need some more original parts.
Thanks, its a sickness.
Goodhue, MN (SE part of state)
651.764.1540 Former truck on 12 chassis
belt drive wheel
engine number 131,349, casting date 5/18/12
7 rivet oil pan
form a truck flare box irons and wood
1912 clam shell rear end and two piece drive shaft
transmission peddles very little wear
unknown rear end
12 chassis forged bracket
running board with Ford script lengthwise
doors for foredoor
original windshield (i think)
inside rear door handle
id number 124640
steering column and rubber knob on throttle
can barely read it body number B 4 98 09
In picture 15 right side are Snowmobile ski spindles and top mount for the wood skies.
That is awesome, Daniel. My touring is 131315 and came from Minnesota area as well.
Thanks Bob I had him throw the ski spindles in on the deal, this is Minnesota.
here Bob these are better pictures.
That is way cool!
Look to see if the body number is on the underside of the front fore-door and one or both of the back door.
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Looks like a 1917-1923 hood & radiator shell. 100 years later, a lot of T's have parts from different years.
Were there any tracks or the bogie axle there?
The spindles are the later version with bushings, the early style didn't have the bushings.
Looks like you have most of the important 1912 parts. You will probably have enough leftover truck parts to put together a truck too. Wish I could find a 1912 as good as that.
No tracks.I plan on selling all truck Stuff
Wow Daniel! Great project. You did good!!!!
Keith;I thought now way would their be more body #.Sure enough both rear doors have same # underneath B 49809,and front right has an 8 legible but mice have chewed the wood a lot,thanks for advice.Steve Jeff the engine has been replaced with a late eng 15,028,083 number,The original 12 eng I got with deal.
Nice find Dan,
Why can't I ever find these?? Too cheap to pull the trigger I'd imagine. I have to call you soon. I think you have the missing pieces of tin for the '17.