This is a picture of my wife's father and grandfather. He was a car and truck mechanic for the telephone company. He retired from the phone company and opened up a ESSO gas station. There's pictures of the grandfather at his gas station to. Can you tell us what year this truck is
Slanted w.s. = '23 - '25.
A little better look.
Looks like a high radiator car looking at the cowl, so I say '24 or '25. Many '25:s had 21" tires that was available as a popular option then, so with 30" demountable it's more likely it's a '24, but not sure.
Thanks for fixing the picture Steve. I was thinking how odd the ride would be on oval wheels !
Agree with later '24 or '25 as the upper windshield frame has the factory Ford windshield wiper. The hole drilled in the windshield frame happened in June 1924.
Love the pose of father and son, both with their hands in their pants pockets!
Looks like a 4 dipper engine pan and an aftermarket jam tin hub cap....N.
Right, Neil and Dan - a four dipper pan and the wiper puts it into a '25 made after July '24, but probably before the 21" tires or the Ford pick up box were available in the spring of '25?
How common were the optional 21" tires in 1925? Were they so common that 30x3-1/2 would be much of an indicator of anything?
Balloon tires were all the rage in '24-'25, you would have to be a determined contrarian or really poor to order anything else than 21" after they were made available, but it's not a proof - just an indicator. The wire wheels that came during the spring of '26 weren't the same total success - most '26 cars after that still got wood wheels, they didn't come in large quantities until Ford put them as standard on closed cars. Likely because they were only a styling feature - the big improvement in ride and economy was with the 21" balloon tires in '25. The 5:1 steering was introduced at about the same time due to the heavier steering when standing still with wider tires.