I have purchased this truck and am wondering who the body maker may have been. It seems to be an all original 1921, except for the new wood pieces at the door area.
I see similar trucks on the TT CD but the flare boards extend into the passenger area on this truck and I can't tell if they do on the CD.
DON"T WORRY I did not pay that much for it.
Any catalog photos would be appreciated.
Great looking truck , Tom. York bodies had a similar front curved corner on the tops. Look it over real well for a faded decal somewhere. There were hundreds of body makers then and probably many thousands of one-offs.
Nice looking truck. If you can find out some more about the history of the truck -- i.e. where it was purchased etc. that may or may not help you with who made the body. A quick look, I do not see a lot of complicated curves etc. so I think a good blacksmith / wagon maker could have made it or one of the many after market body makers. And like you when I did a quick review of some of the Ton Truck bodies, I did not see any that had the slanted top side boards going all the way to the front of the cab opening.
Once it arrives home -- be sure to look for numbers, stamps etc. on it. Several of the body makers had trade marks etc. that they put on their bodies. Below are a couple of the photos:
And if they have the history back to when it was new -- please let us know the serial number or date the serial number appears in Bruce's book as well as when it was sold etc.
Again, nice looking truck!
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Looks like a high radiator and hood to me which would be 1924 model year and later.
Whatever you do, don't "restore" it. It looks perfect just like it is. My old un-restored truck gets much more attention than the shiny ones do.
Jeff, anyone can have a shinny one. I have a um-restored 26 and it's going to stay that way.