1924 hack that was supposedly used at the hotel coolidge to transfer people from the rail station to the hotel
That is a great looking Hack.
Thanks for showing it.
My son helping me screw the new hubcaps on the freshly painter wheels. We also redid the seats this year which was my first time on a sewing machine in many years. Very happy with the results.
I recieved her as a gift from my father inlaw last spring
So far ive got her running after a ten year barn sit
Put in a new timer. Floormats new wiring and plugs. A fuel pump and filter
Tore apart the rear end and replaced the babbits
Got my caps to the right tightness in the engine to get rid of a knock
Converted to 12 volt as the mag is giving me issues
She runs great now and very happy to have this board as a resource. Ive been lurking for the past year and working on the car. I also have a local t guy to guide me ao i count myself as crazy lucky.
Thanks for all the posts guys. Really helped me figure her out
Its a beautiful vehicle. I am hoping my next one is one like that.
Congrats looks like a real good one there.
One more thing. Lap belts to keep the kids from sliding around on ice cream rides.
I anchored them to the wood underneath
Thanks for the kind words already fellas. This car is now a family heirloom. I love being gifted amazing things like this. Never tempted to sell because you cant!
That looks like a Mifflinburg body.
I will post a copy of the brochure and my original Mifflinburg T when I can get to my computer.
That would be awesome thank you!
There are a lot of (modern?) recreated depot hack model Ts around. They range from poor quality wanna-be cars to good quality reproductions. All of them can be a lot of fun and very enjoyable model Ts. Some people would even say they are the most fun in a model T. They certainly can be among the most fun with kids, ice cream, camping, and picnics!
Many were built back in the day. Many companies offered such bodies ready-made to fit the T chassis (as well as for other marques). Records indicate some of those companies made a lot of them.
However, few good originals survive. This is likely due to the hard use most of them had as commercial vehicles, and often in out-of-the-way areas and resorts. (This probably also explains why more are not seen in town and city era street scene photos.)
It is always wonderful to see (even pictures of) a nice surviving original depot hack. It is even better if you can have a long family connection with your model T. Congratulations!
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
I have a few minutes between meeting and am finally on my computer, so here goes!
The Mifflinburg info (1925):
Picture of our 19 with the family of the person we purchased it from about 1945.
My dad giving us and the family we got the 19 from after my dad and I restored the T about 1958
Yes I am in the blue shirt in the back!
Me driving the HS cheerleaders to a football game about 1961.
Moving the T from Taunton Mass to my home in NH 2010 after being in storage for 46 years
Thanksgiving 2010 - My granddaughters with My Mom have the first ride in over 46 years
Memorial day parade !
To save time I haven't shown all the trophies the T has gotten at car shows since being in NH - I am most proud of the it receiving the "People's Choice Award"
I would love to see both of those together at the same show or tour!
We are divided by the state of Massachusetts so it might be possible.
We have won a lot of trophies with the 1912 and yes the peoples choice is the one you will remember most and when you beat out the 57 chevy hot rod its even better. Boy where the hot rod boys ticked but my son very happy Cheers Colin this was some time ago boy I'm I getting old
Keith, that is too cool. Thank you.
When I was a little boy I used to oil my mom's sewing machine that was my great grandmother's. It's in our living room. My wife has never used it but I have. :-)
Great job on the upholstery! Hmmm, you give me ideas on my TT upholstery project that'll be coming up.
Cool stories about your hacks.
I just love the warm colors of that wood.
Keith, nice Hack I would like to look at yours sometime, mine is a 1923 and it will need a new body next year and your body style is the one I would like to build.
I like the hack really cool.. Tim
And wow fred that is pretty awesome. Sure does look like our bodies are from the same maker. Thanks for sharing that. I always wondered if was some cabinet maker building it or a production.
I removed my rear seats so that groceries and more importantly my and my families golf clubs can fit well.
Its such a versatile car. I love it. Thanks for the compliments guys. Its great to hear shes a good one. Its only the second t ive ever seen in person. I loved her already but have no frame of reference.
Id love to ride with yours fred. Its beautiful. A new radiator and im parade ready. Right now she warms up in low pretty fast. Normal Driving is just fine.
Glenn where are you located? Id be happy
To show you my lizzy
The smiles on the faces of passersby are worth WAY more than any dust collecting trophy.
Welcome to the affliction/addiction
Hacks are f-u-n
My first T experience was a '25 Fordor and I felt obligated to keep it as found and when repaired, redone with patina. I drove it, had fun with it, began to raise a family with it...but somehow just sighed at shiny other T's...when Historic Preservation came out in ACAA it started being the favorite son walk-on at shows but I was never into trophies to begin with.
Then came the '15 Runabout and a 3rd owner car where the 2nd owner never put more than 200 miles on it in the 35 years he had it prior to me! It was on the block to head to a museum in an estate and the widow took pity on me. It was shiny and nice and it showed well at musters...but then I was paranoid about keeping it fresh...it had limitations as it was a runabout...and...being the obligated steward to keep it pure.
Then along came THE HACK! I love that thing. It was a Johnny Cash Bitsey when it came to me complete with a new John Stolz Hack body on it. I liked the Stolz look as John has pulled in proportions here and there to make them look less bulky in my view. (And the mods allow it to go in just about any garage door opening without re-engineering the overhead door and frame!) It is titled as a '19, but made up of everything from about 17 onward...and when something breaks or fails, I just grab any old thing to repair / replace! I drive the heck out of it and don't mind if it gets caught out in the rain or how abused it gets by kids at car shows. I love Hacks...can pile all of the grandkids in, all of the picnic baskets, the sons and their other half's...and even the missus!
Should you have 1/2 the fun with yours it will still be more fun than most get to experience Good luck with it!
Great story! And thats the truth. I feel obligated to keep it looking nice but its all about driving! Ive taken that every chance i got last summer. This year sure to be a repeat! Just need a good rain to get the salt off the roads and away we go!
Mifflinburg was buggy company in Mifflinburg PA that became an automotive body manufacturer. There is a lot of history behind the company and if you do an internet search you can learn a lot about them.
I am now aware of three original Mifflinburgs and one copy. The copy is near Fall River Mass and was copied from the one I now own - although they claim it is original. I am sure that there are more but very few with original wood.
Today I drove to NH from a conference in Binghamton NY up 88, along the NY thruway, passed the Tarconic, and along the Mass pike. When I got to the Tarconic I thought you were only a few miles away but figured that it would not be a good idea to suddenly show up. Maybe next trip!
When I get time I'll send you a copy of the poster I use at cars shows when I take the T.
Oh bummer! It was a perfect day for a drop by too. Nothing but shop work and feeding the cows. Pm me before you head this way again when you have time and we can swap numbers. Always down to talk t's
OK will do.
Fellow Mifflinburg T owners gave to stick together.