Is this front ski attachment in the pictures really for a Model T? I found a good complete set (a lot better than the one in the picture) and was wanting to know before I sunk any money into them. They are for 7/8 to 1 1/8 inch axle.
Probably not for any car, I would guess they're for a horse drawn carriage - maybe to replace wheels during wintertime?
Personally, I really doubt it's for a T. Looks way too light for a car, even a T. Plus, not seeing how it would attach. Looks more "buggy" to me.
I agree, too light for a car. The clamps appear too small for a Model T axle.
Those are sleigh bobs for a buggy, carriage, light wagon, etc.
You need four for your horse drawn vehicle.
Not rare up here in Minnesota.
(Message edited by Erik_johnson on January 22, 2017)
Erik is correct, just pull the wheels off your horse drawn vehicle and clamp these runners on the spindles. There is a old/used set of (4) on ebay for like 7-8 hundred bucks, CRAZY !!! I bought a complete NOS set down at The Waverly Horse Sale bout' 20 years ago (still have them) for $150.00 Put these on a automobile and you must have a "death wish !!!
No danger of me using them. I wouldn't risk damaging my spindles with skis.
As I indicated, those are not rare here in Minnesota. I've seen many sets over the years.
I've seen them on farms, at swap meets and estate sales, at auctions, in antique stores, etc.
They regularly show up on Minneapolis Craigslist. For example: