I would like to copy a Hercules No. 45 Cab Top Body for my 1922 Model T.
Does anyone have good photographs or drawings?
Don't have any pics or drawing of that body, but couldn't help seeing that most mfg used similar styles in delivery bodies for Fords.
Here is the same type as shown in Mifflinburg Body Co catalog, 1925.
Thought I should add these two pictures. The catalog had these details in the back pages. Ton truck detail, but could be used for ideas on how to form the frame and what the cab could be like.
When building your own, at least following somewhat the design of the way these were built can be helpful.
As it sounds like you are going to build this from "scratch" I have one suggestion. I am tall and I have sat in a few old trucks. They were unbelievably cramped. So take a few pieces of construction grade 2x4's and some plywood and make yourself a test version of the seating arrangement. Figure out where YOU want the seat and backrest as it relates to the steering wheel and pedals.
1. lay a couple of 2x4's down as sills and bolt them down leave them long at the back. Build a seat and back rest, make it extra wide and high. Figure out what appeals to your eye and body. Use cheap material. You may have to mock up most of the cab etc. And you nay do it more than once. Pretty is not the point here at this stage comfort and style is
2. Once you have it all figured out then build the real thing with the good expensive material. Nothing more frustrating then following someone else's plans and finding that you can't "wear it" in comfort.
I absolutely agree with Les. I am almost done my wooden bodied pickup, and it is very cramped. Still fun, but I would have moved everything back a half a foot to make things a little more clear
Thanks for the quick responses.
I already have the following vehicle, so the thing I'm mostly interrested in is the cabin.
Or like this maybe?
There is a truck in Les Henry's Model T Restoration Handbook called the "L'il Red Truck." I believe that it has a Hercules Body. If I'm not mistaken, it was at the centennial meet in Richmond last summer. It's a beautiful truck. I filmed it on tape, but didn't take any still pics. Maybe somebody on here did.
I can scan it from Les Henry's book, but it will be black and white.
I worked on one for a guy from northern Indiana,I'll try to post a picture.
the truck Mike spoke of