I bet that body work cost lots of dough.
Now if I took that to a show it would be torn to pieces.Incorrect body,wrong rear fenders,wrong shade of black. Did I miss anything?
Just joking,that is really cool and you dont see that ingenuity anymore in vehicles.
It's interesting to me that they used a TT for a bakery. If you filled that body with as much bread as will fit it wouldn't weigh enough to notice.
In the 19teens my grandfather used regular T chassis fitted with a C cab bodies for bread delivery. Later in his life he would tell me what a BIG improvement the T's were over the horses and wagons they replaced. Unfortunately I have been unable to locate any photos, darn it.
A lot of work for a bread truck! I bet the rounded body work was a real chore to do besides being expensive.
I guess with that truck you can just "loaf" around all day and the boss will pay you for it!
A real "slice" of heaven
Steve J, Did you make that joke the last time this photo was posted?
No worries Will C. Most of us like repeats. Better to see it a dozen times than to miss it entirely. Thank you.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
Shades of Frank Lloyd Wright ??
Well, if you want that kind of custom body work done, it's going to cost a lot of bread 'cause the body-shop owner pays his workers by the flour.
At yeast, that's what I'm told.
To drive that truck, do you have to be in-bread?
Bob, Bob, Bob.
Did he knead that much room just for bread?
I'll bet that truck "rolls" right along!
Yep, that photo's a real "slice" of history.
Yeah, and look at the "heel" that drives it.
Your jokes about the cost are funny, but I really wonder....
They didn't have Fiberglass, and they didn't have Bondo. All body work was done with steel, and joints were soldered and filed smooth. I've watched that done, and it doesn't even LOOK easy.
Looking at the bulge in front of the driver, the reflection shows it to be smooth and clear of wrinkles. The very top of the body, or "crust" looks like it is intentionally rough around the edges.
I'd call this a "masterpiece" of sorts. Yes, it must have cost a lot, but I'd like to shake the hand of a man who could have done it.
Bob Coiro! You must be loafing around in this weather to start a rise of bad jokes like this!
And Peter C, Yes, that is an incredible work of automotive art!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
looks stale to me
We have one around here that is a wicker basket. Supposedly made for a wicker basket company back in the day.
Besides steel there was also aluminium available.
Solder, actually lead, was only used if areas had framing or similar behind them stopping access to the actual joint.
Both Steel an aluminium were usually Oxy acetylene welded together and filed smooth, there was no need for any sort of filler.
I must see if I can obtain a photo of an aluminium full sized kangaroo holding a football welded together, filed and polished with no filler of any kind. It was built by a teacher of body repairs who I worked with.
One of the skills just about gone forever.
For those interested here are photo's of 2 different steel fenders welded together and file finished. I think I have posted these before but probably not all have seen them.
the back of the guard
The front of the welded guard
I certainly enjoy the "Half Baked" jokes.