How in the H-LL do you call this a model T??
Not a T part on it. This is a great example of one reason we have so much trouble at the DMV. Don't misunderstand. I can see that car being fun for someone and each to his own. However, titling it as a 1927 Ford Model T is nothing short of a deliberate subversion of laws that apply to newly built cars, all of which are escaped.
Makes me wonder how he got such title for it.
It is a TRACK T street rod. I have a friend that has one.
It's cool for someone but i don't want a T that is a hotrod. What makes originals cool is they are running on technology from the 20s or before. Tim
It appears to be a 'glass body. Good, the only thing wasted is a title.
I hate to see good T sheetmetal or other real T parts used on "streetrods" or worse, "ratrods".
Another thing that bugs me is the piles of parts some sellers have ,because I wonder how many restorable Ts have been dismantled for parts.
So, years ago a friend and I hauled old cars around the country,
much like Freighter Jim does. We drove 3-4 days and then took a
night off, got a room, a shower, and tried to hunt up some good
On this particular occasion, we had a bar in mind that we were
told had really good food, so we cleaned up and walked over there
to give it a whirl. We were discovered by a couple local gals and
were getting "hustled up" as we ate when what seemed to be a fight
broke out by the front door. It was quite the commotion, but never
turned into the brawl we thought it sounded like. Rather, as we would
soon find out, it was two guys with a bus tub full of 20's, taking bets
that one of them would drop trou, squeeze off a brown one, and EAT
They made the rounds (the place was packed) and then, back up
by the front door, a collective groan from the crowd confirmed that
these guys had won the tub full of 20's.
Some guys want a real T. Others just want to eat their own stool.
Of course it is a T, the windshield stanchion was made to sort of look like part of a model T stanchion! That's the only part I can see that aproximates a '27 T!
Actually this is a bit refreshing. What has frosted my tail on many occasions is to enter my '23 T in a car show, and be put alongside one or more other '23 T's that turn out to be street rods or rat rods or some such, that bear no resemblance at all to Model T's. Most of them seem to have Chebby engines, as a final insult! It seems like they are ALL listed as '23's. This one at least is a different year.
I wouldn't suspect Wisconsin to be unique.
From the FWIW Dept., getting a title for a fiberglass body reproduction takes more than just to show up at the DMV. A Manufacturer's Certificate, (with their ID plate), bill-of-sale, cost of parts purchased, and any other costs involved. Receipts and B-O-S docs... A certified inspection of 'roadworthy', as well as a police inspection need to have been done.
If the Mfg. certficate and ID plate supplied says "It's a '27 Ford "Replica'..", it will be stated on the title issued, being designated with having a 'Hobbyist', 'Collector', or perhaps an 'every-day' registration. They're not eligible to have an 'Antique or Horseless Carriage' registration.
I agree with Peter I was told my original 1927 T was not the oldest car at the show because someone's T-bucket was registered as a 23...I asked them to show me one bolt on that P.O.S. that was manufactured in 1923........ big fight as a result the oldest car plaque was not awarded!
Then when someone gets killed in one of them, guess what
the headline is, " couple killed in Model T Ford"
It's like reading a French newspaper. If you know French, you know
what it really says.
In this case, it would read "Couple killed while eating their own stool"
"stool eating" twice in one thread. You're on a roll burger. May as well show the pic of the blown up vehicle too.
Gary, Have you ever done anything meaningful or of service
to others in your life ? You must be a ton of fun to be around.
Must be all that stool eating ....
There are people who think so, at least that's what they tell me burger. Of course I try not to include stool eating in our conversations. You can be humorous though verbose at times but this topic is quite disgusting. Just my opinion
I found it both disgusting and life changing. My outlook on humans
was forever changed by that incident and much of what I see in society
suddenly had a focused clarity. Disgusting on the micro scale, downright
depressing on the macro. And that is the point. The hypocrisy and BS
that is much of our culture.
I don't object to Hot Rods, and have built a couple. In th case with this thread, no original car was altered. No foul, but I agree that calling it a Model T is a stretch. A 27 T has the serial number on the engine and the frame - neither of which was used in the (nice looking) rod depicted. I don't think that calling it a '27 T in Florida would fly.
There actually is a market for these resto mods. Possibly small but it exists. Some might recall the Pawn Stars episode that featured a depot hack type resto mod T vehicle. They bought it and sold it. I believe to a casino but they did turn it around. It'll be sold. We're not all purists.
You build one of these and get everything you need from Speedway Motors.