I've always liked the look of this "T", but more so, the front bumper with the brass and springs, I wanted to know if anyone knows who it belongs to so I can find out how the front bumper was constructed. and if I can get additional pictures with measurement and details any info would help..
I don't know how to copy the picture so I"ll place a link to it..
Pretty, but it wouldn't survive much of a bump, would it?
What is the Brass ting by the License Plate?
I cranked one T with a bumper like that and it's a very claustrophobic feeling reaching down in there to grab the crank. I'm already paranoid when I hand crank trying to make sure I have myself out of the way if it kicks back and I just couldn't be comfortable with it. I do think it looks really nice though.
I'm assuming that it's a solid piece brass and what about the front additional brass light, what kinda light is that. was it an add on.
Thanks for loading the picture Steve, Yup that's the one.. I'd like to replicate a bumper like that on my T. I have no worries on the cranking since I have a starter. I've also seen pictures of this car at this other web site
again sorry I don't know how to capture and upload pictures yet.. but I'd rather change the front bumper/railing than buy a new brass radiator. just what I'd like to do. I know everyone has different thought's..
That would be way too heavy RVB, it's likely steel tubing brass plated, which was a common design back then. Of course, it could be brass tubing, but $$$$!
If I see things right, the front bumper supports are spring loaded--the original ones often were too.
That '11 belongs to Morris Dillow, who is at the wheel. His wife is riding shotgun and his late mother is in the back seat. They were all duded up in period clothing at the Centennial in '08, which is where this pic was taken. Morris and his wife live near Eureka Springs, Ark. If you contact me offline, I'll give you some contact info for him.
Those bumpers were made by Jess Bonar in the late 60's and maybe early 70's. They are spring loaded and the bars are solid brass quite heavy but solid. He also made some nickel plated.
I think it looks ridiculous. The cars weren't made that way. Seems pointless anyway, the tires will hit first on a light bump. Any harder impact and you will have bigger problems than that bumper can solve.