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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Herb Iffrig on Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 01:36 am:

I'm thinking it's in Europe and during WWII.
Look how the seat appears to be in the truck bed?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By William L Vanderburg on Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 01:57 am:

The high tunic collars and collar discs suggest WW1


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By kep on Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 03:39 am:

Front tire is missing.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By William L Vanderburg on Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 04:11 am:

It's got a chain wrapped around the rim LOL


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hap Tucker in Sumter SC on Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 09:42 am:

Herb, yes WWI. Probably Europe but possibly some other developed area that used the European style buildings?

From your photo the equal length windshield hinges on a black radiator car would indicate a 1917 Model T Ford. Note that there is a ledge around the front seat area. I believe that would allow a “hard top” roof and sides to be fitted if desired. I am not sure if that is designed to be removable – or just where the seam was where it connected it to the lower part of the body and it was an easy place to remove the top. I did not find a non-copyrighted photo of that metal roof. There is an excellent photo of it on page 111 & 116 of the English Ford book. And you can get a general idea of what the “hard top” looked like by viewing the photo of the Ton Truck on the English Model T Registry at: http://www.modeltbook.co.uk/chapter-by-chapter.html scroll down to chapter 6 1917-1923 Low Radiator. It is the 1918 Ton Truck cab which may or may not have had a seam where the WWI pickup trucks had a seam. Note the earlier cabs had rectangular side windows rather than oval.



From the posting at:
http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/179374/196729.html?1299992805
the photo below shows a similar Light Patrol car in Mesopotamia (the area of the modern day Iraq, Kuwait, etc. around the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.) Note it may have been assembled that way using the 1916 style fenders and 1917 style radiator and hood or perhaps it was a 1915-16 style originally and when the radiator was damaged beyond repair the later radiator and hood was fitted.



From that same posting Jack McRoberts had a photo of the replica Australian Model T Light Patrol car that was used during the WWI. Below is a photo of Jack’s car while it was under construction.



Note how it uses the front cowl and door from a standard T and is then the straight side of the bed all the way back. That would have simplified the construction as well as making the front seat area wider than the standard Ford.

You can see similar photos on page 111 and 116 of “The English Model T Ford” book. The photos on those pages were also from WWI Mesopotamia and show the patrol car with the metal style roof.

Respectfully submitted,

Hap l9l5 cut off


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tyrone Thomas - Topeka KS on Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 10:34 am:

WW1 for sure. Don't think it is in Europe. Building are not right. Maybe Spain. Madrid.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 10:52 am:

You might maybe think about that one for a minute Ty,.....harold


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