I guess t-bay is getting expensive but isn't this model "A"

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.R.Cheshire on Friday, September 12, 2014 - 05:01 pm:

this looks like a model A tail light to me
http://www.ebay.com/itm/26-27-model-T-ford-script-big-drum-tail-light-NICE-/3610 44630438?pt=Vintage_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories&hash=item540fefdba6&vxp=mtr


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Drew Wommack - Dallas, TX on Friday, September 12, 2014 - 05:09 pm:

Not Model A. Correct '26-27 accessory tail/stop light.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Vaughn on Friday, September 12, 2014 - 05:17 pm:

Yes a hard to find 27 tail/stop light.

here is a shot out of the encyclopedia (Bruce M)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Gumbinger, Kenosha, WI on Friday, September 12, 2014 - 05:21 pm:

G.R. - This is the optional combination stop and tail light and was available from Ford Dealers for $2.50 including the switch to operate the stop light. The switch was mounted on the starter bendix cover. A picture of the ad is shown in Bruce McCalley's book "Model T Ford, The Car that changed the world" on page 402, and examples of this light are pictured on pages 395 and 396.

These lights are in high demand by '26 - '27 Model T owners and commonly bring very good prices.

Basically the same lights were also used by Dodge and Hupp, with their name or logo on top instead of the Ford script.

These lights are so popular that at least one person is counterfeiting them by taking the lower cost Dodge or Hupp lights and changing them over to the more valuable to Ford script lights.

Keith


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Friday, September 12, 2014 - 06:03 pm:

March 1926 Service Bulletin




That one on eBay is rather nice, with the license bracket that is hard to find too, the fender mounts are easy to get.

The Hershey price on one like that one would be $300-$400 in October if you could fine one.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jeff Rhoads on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 12:40 pm:

I have one of those for my '27 coupe project. It's somewhat larger than the similar-looking Model A drum-style taillight. Mine is missing the clear lens that illuminates the license plate. Does anybody have just that lens lying around that they'd be willing to part with? Or, do you think I'd have any luck trying to make one by cutting a piece out of a glass jar of the right diameter? (I can picture ending up with a lap full of glass shards and blood -- and still no lens.)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By G.R.Cheshire on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 12:56 pm:

Always an education I see where it sold for $451. My wife says I shouldn't have said anything but I told her If you don't ask how are you going to learn!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Woods, Richmond, Texas on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 01:14 pm:

Dang, I was watching this light when Mike first posted it, but quit watching it once the high bid got up to what I thought it should bring. Over the last 5 to 10 years, I have watched the Ebay price of these lights soar upward. (I only wish my savings was doing as well.) The previous high price that I had seen one of these lights go for was $200.00. The Dodge DB Type 2 lights went for about half of that. The last Dodge light that I saw sold on Ebay went for a little higher; about $125.00, if I recall correctly, but this price for a Ford script light is mind boggling. I'm glad that I bought as many as I could when the price was reasonable. FYI: the correct license bracket that this one had, is as hard to find as either of the glass lenses, with the clear lense usually the harder of the two to replace. Until I got the correct clear glass lens, I found a Ford cab and chassis tail light that had a plastic clear lens that I made fit. I replaced it when I found the correct glass lens. I currently am restoring the Dodge DB Type 2 stoplights that I have and will put them on Ebay when they are ready. My Ford script lights aren't for sale.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Woods, Richmond, Texas on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 03:06 pm:

Incidentally, the Dodge license plate brackets, of which there at least two different styles but both fit the Hall light, are a lot easier to find than the Ford license bracket.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By mike peterson on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 03:50 pm:

I wonder if I can beat that for the other one I have, !


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Val Soupios on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 06:50 pm:

I bought a beautiful one at Hershey a few year ago for $125. Sometimes the auction mentality gets a hold of people and they go crazy. I might add that I saw 2 more of them at Hershey for under $200 after I bought mine.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Woods, Richmond, Texas on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 08:44 pm:

Go for it, Mike! I like to watch sharks in a feeding frenzy.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 08:47 pm:

Dodge may have had them as stock as did others. Ford was an upgrade and parts are not even listed in the 1928 T parts catalog for them. So they are more rare then Dodge. Except for the tuna can the other lamp parts are the same.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By mike peterson on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 - 10:13 pm:

I know what u mean Terry!


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