In an earlier post I showed pictures of our "new" 1914 roadster pickup, "Otis". Here is the other side of the T, which originally was a touring but changed to a pickup with a Sears/Roebuck pickup bed.
John, great pic, and pickup. Thanks for sharing.
It's beautiful. I always like to see black spokes, the way God and Henry intended.
Great truck and pic, John. Now please send it to Jay Klefoth for use as a VF cover shot.
Was there ever a time or reason that wood spokes were varnished in a natural color/state ?
I think they look a little "light in the loafers" that way, but what do I know ? Maybe I am all washed up ???
"Natural" finish wheels were a dealer option, but I don't remember what years. The encyclopedia can tell you. I think the only reason for them is that some folks like the look.
Here's the first thread on this car: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/494491.html?1416160481
Does it have a Prest-O-Lite acetylene bottle hidden somewhere to feed the headlamps? Not much space for a carbide generator on the running board.
Burger & Steve - the natural spoke option came with the 21" demountables in 1925 and continued until end of production.
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It used to be illegal to paint a wooden ladder.
The acetylene gizmo was there in one of the tool boxes. As you say, no room on the running board. It's sittin' on the bench in the garage.
Wow, can't wait to see it on the cover and read an article about it in the Vintage Ford magazine!
I am sooo jealous of your find and your setting! I agree with everyone that it should be a magazine cover, however, you will need to set it up so the whole car is in the right half of the picture, which should be no problem, as you will have the entire building on the left side. If you can get some folks in costume on that side too doing something, it will add human interest. Since the truck is a "fix-it" shop truck, they could be "fixin" something!
Oh and leave extra space around the edges for cropping to fit the mag cover.
That is one damn fine looking PU. Absolutely love it, Don.
Just happened to look down at the date on my computer and noticed that the engine on this Model T was cast 101 years ago today. Wonder what Henry was doing that day? Also, David, regarding your comments on the photo, would this one work? Thanks for all the nice comments.
John, I love your truck's name! Mine is "Pete", a '12 Commercial Roadster Pickup. I spoil him!
Beautiful car. In my old age, I have grown not to like polished brass very much. All that shine hurts my eyes, and I am just too lazy to try to keep it polished. Yours is just lovely. Nice to see the "unrestored" looking cars coming into their own with more people. Is that a steel 1916 hood?
The last photo is terrific. Dena thinks it would make an excellent cover of the Vintage Ford. It is laid out perfectly. You may want to contact Jay at the MTFCA office. Awesome car and great photo.
Very observant John. The hood is steel, never checked it until I saw your post. Thanks
Is that a 1915/16 'billed' fender on the left front? The right front looks like a 1913/14 without a bill. Can't wait to come up and see that car.
That is one excellent photo you have there. I get tired of all the polished brass and spotless black paint. I like to see a car that looks like it is used once in a while. Put the trailer queens in a museum.
Again. Great Shot.
That really is a great photo of a '14 that really looks like a 100 year old Model "T" should look. Polished brass is beautiful, and I like the look of polished brass as much as anybody, however, maybe it really should come under the heading of "over-restoration"! When you think about it, I'll bet that not one brass era Model "T" in ten, back in the day, had polished brass. I'll bet 9 out of 10 had brass that looked exactly like John Mays' '14. So maybe an accurate restoration really should not have polished brass! Food for thought,.......harold
No "Human interest" stuff there though, but I think that would fit the magazine layout GREAT! Hmm, Otis might be a little far to the Right--not trying to be difficult, want you to make the cover & all those details make a difference to the Magazine guys!
Great photo! Beautiful truck.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2