INFO NEEDED FOR PANEL TRUCK

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2017: INFO NEEDED FOR PANEL TRUCK
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By earl graham on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 09:47 pm:



INTERESTED IN IDENTIFYING THE YEAR OF THIS TRUCK. ARE THERE ANY UNIQUE FEATURES SEEN THAT ARE NOT SHARED WITH MOST TRUCKS OF THIS MODEL YEAR?
THANKS
EARL


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 10:09 pm:

Those are not Ford wheels. Some other make.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 10:14 pm:

Seems to be typical early 'teens T chassis with commercial aftermarket delivery body mounted. Rear fenders are aftermarket likely supplied by the body builder. The wheels appear to be Firestone type with demountable rims. Neat chain design ribbed threaded tires too, would date to '14 or '15 perhaps.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By earl graham on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 10:54 pm:

Thanks. Was that a pretty normal route for Model T trucks at that time: to have an aftermarket body added to a stock chassis (as opposed to buying a Ford truck, and having the Ford body modified)?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 11:41 pm:

Yes you could buy just the chassis and have one made or buy ready made delivery bodies. Ford did make a delivery (C cab style) but that ended around 1913. Often people wanted a certain style to fit their use so would suit their needs.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By earl graham on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 12:01 am:

Thanks. I wondered why on line pix of this type of truck had so many different bodies. I think that the way the top of the drivers side window meets the windshield is pretty cool. Was this type of window styling common to the aftermarket body makers, or was it a styling trademark of some particular builder? The truck was used in the Pottstown, PA area, about an hour northwest of Philadelphia.
I would think that the body maker was located not too far from there.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 09:38 am:

Earl -- Front fenders appear to be 1914 or 15, and they probably are the most conclusive evidence for dating the truck. Ford sold chassis without bodies, so you could buy or make a body to go on it. That is obviously a store-bought body. The Ford chassis consisted of the frame and all the running gear, a firewall, hood, radiator and radiator shell, front fenders, running boards, and the splash shields above the running boards. As Dan mentioned, the rear fenders probably were supplied by the body maker. The aftermarket wheels could be Firestone or Jaxson or one of several other wheel makers.


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