Is this an unusual location for a fuel tank? I don't see the steering wheel.
That was the very first airbag, it was always inflated due to the high speed of the truck.
The photo is in Hamilton, NZ. I can see the steering wheel in the photo.
Here's the way it looks today as Digger's Bar:
REO speedwagons had their fuel tank located there.
Dennis, thanks for the information. I have heard it said that you can not travel faster then 35mph, or the air will be sucked out of your lungs.
Royce, once again you are correct. I found this photo on today's PreWarCar web site, did you see it there as well? Digger's Bar looks like a great place to park your T in front off and go inside for a tall cool glass of lemonade.
I don't guess I know anything about the Pre War website.
In my home town an undertaker also owned a local diner right next to his funeral home. The going joke in the town was you never ordered liver or kidney pie from the menu.
My question is why would anyone go to all the trouble to relocated the gas tank in that manner? From what I can see it appears there's still a seat for the driver and passenger. Maybe they needed additional rear floor length? It just seems odd....
Nice for really steep hills and very convenient shut off.
If that is the ambulance for the hospital there may not be a passenger seat and the stretcher may go up beside the driver.
It's possible that is a second gas tank, the original one still under the seat.
That would allow longer travel between fill ups. Maybe a lot of long distance driving was done with that truck.
I think Erik might be on to something, mainly it being an auxiliary gas tank for extended mileage between fill ups. It also seems to be larger than the standard 10 gallon tanks. Plus the overall length seems to be to short to be used as an ambulance.
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yea!! the chev was parked on the side of the road,ha ha. charley
Looks like a top on the bottom, maybe a water tank?
Sorry typo, Tap!!
What year is the vehicle? Picture is circa 1927. If orig. car had a cowl mounted tank it would explain new position of the tank on the hack.
I apologize Charley, I just could not help myself in sharing that photo.