Gary Hammond recently posted a thread with an old photo of a T in Indiahoma, OK. Looking at it closely, I think it might be an old pic of my car. I know nothing of my car's history.
The fender brace is right, and my T has an accessory front spring with bumps on it that has holes so you can oil the the spring. Looking closely at the pic (it's not the best of quality) it seems that you can see those bumps on the spring.
The radiator is different, my T got a new accessory radiator in 1940 (according to the date code on the radiator).
I have some holes in the driver's running board which could have been for the accessory they show attached to it in the pic.
I've included a pic of my T when I first got it.
What do you all think?
If it is yours, your car is missing the front apron but that could have been discarded years back.
Interestingly, the screw holes for the cross brace would match up. Also, notice the cross brace is not perfectly centered it seems to be offset the slightest amount toward the drivers side same as yours.
If it's not your car it's a twin.
Pretty cool stuff.
To me the brace looks like an excellent match. I don't know about the running board thing. The picture doesn't show enough detail for a positive ID, but it could be a luggage rack. Those generally screw on and don't require holes. But it could be something else that does.
It looks like the same color too!
The "running board thing" looks like an adapted piece of wood furniture, note that the vertical pieces appear to be round turnings.
Looks like the sign on top of the building says Lawton with an arrow pointing to the right so it is in Oklahoma.
I would say that is your car!
I don't know...the wheels look like they are gray in the first picture.
Looks like it to me....sun filter applied
It is definitely yours. If anyone says it's not ask them to prove it!
It sure looks like yours to me - get busy finding a radiator apron and an old piece of furniture to make a running board rack from to make it even more faithful to the picture!
You ought to take a picture of your car at about the same distance and angle as the one in the old photo and do a side by side comparisons. But in my opinion, it's a match!
Usually if you try to find history on a car you'll run into a dead end real quick, but a complete survivor car will often have spent decades in one place. Do some "detective work" if it suits your interest, you might be surprised what you learn. If hunches are worth a damn, I'd say you own the car in the picture. I hope you dig for the history and I hope you're successful and can tell us the rest of the story sometime.
Remember this particular brace was designed and sold in Wichita Falls, Texas - 45 miles south of where this picture was taken.
One of those braces made it to Pennsylvania. This car is on on Pittsburgh Craigslist right now.
It looks like it. Tim
I believe that the two cars pictured are the same.....this also happened to me:
This is the best I could do trying to enlarge and sharpen it.
There's one on Craigslist with the same cross bar set up.
No connection with seller
The one on Craigslist is offset to the right slightly...
Those braces were very common in the Midwest. Several folks in the Nokin T Club had them either on the car or off.