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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Carnegie Spokane, WA on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 11:06 pm:

Please post a picture of what you think is the best looking depot hack and why you think it so.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By FreighTer Jim on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 11:20 pm:

Hi Tom,

Hope you are doing well.

This Depot Hack was restored by a guy dating his future wife ( not engaged at the time ) along with his future father in law - he had no prior woodworking skills - yet did most of folks he work himself.



FJ


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George Mills_Cherry Hill NJ on Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 07:27 am:

Tom,

My view was that on the one hand Hacks can be very versatile, yet on the other hand they are often out of proportion, sometimes way out of visual proportion and look goofy.

About the mid-70's I saw a Syverson body on a visit to his cabinet shop. I liked its' proportion as it was a short body version (2 sets of seats). It had style and curve to the roof.

Decades later when I decided I would add a Hack to the stable, I found one that looked like a Syverson at first with the open slat sub-roof, yet turned out to be a body made by John Stolz. John makes his bodies an inch or so lower than others to begin with, and then has flat cross sills for another gain of an inch, and then use 26/27 spindles and cut hole for the spring hump (cover with an A patch panel as a cover) and to me the proportion goes to grand. I love mine.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ray Syverson on Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 09:27 am:

I think think this is one of the best looking, even if I do say so myself.:-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 11:13 am:

Think this one just looks 'correct'.

At Greenfield Village hauling passengers as daily duty, just like a depot hack should. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Strickling on Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 12:35 pm:

I don't have a photo, but Kim Doty has one of the nicest out there.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack Lewis on Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 12:36 pm:

Check out that '13 Robert Weitzel has on classifieds for sale. THATS a good looking car! Jack


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 01:03 pm:

My '27, originally owned by Pete Cosner of the Long Beach Model T Ford Club is shown on my profile picture, but I don't know how to post pictures on the forum. I like the '27, because it utilizes the '27 factory cowl and windshield.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Bennett - Australia on Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 03:13 pm:

So many of them look like square boxes. I know that's how many were, but it doesn't make it look right. I love the curves in the roof of the one Freighter Jim posted. Hope the btide was as curvey!!!

Here's mine.

I put a double curve in the roof line, curved the top side timbers in too, and broke the slab side as well. This was done on an extended car chassis that accommodates a Warford gearbox without altering the driveshaft.

Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Bennett - Australia on Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 03:13 pm:

So many of them look like square boxes. I know that's how many were, but it doesn't make it look right. I love the curves in the roof of the one Freighter Jim posted. Hope the btide was as curvey!!!

Here's mine.

I put a double curve in the roof line, curved the top side timbers in too, and broke the slab side as well. This was done on an extended car chassis that accommodates a Warford gearbox without altering the driveshaft.

Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Carnegie Spokane, WA on Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 03:25 pm:

Robert's 1913. Kinda a small picture.




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Carnegie Spokane, WA on Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 03:26 pm:

Harold's hack.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By FreighTer Jim on Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 03:27 pm:

A rear shot



FJ


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By FreighTer Jim on Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 03:40 pm:

My personal favorite - 1921 T Huckster Wagon - a beautiful restoration done by James ( pictured ).

I think I have transported at least (10) Model T vehicles to the
MTFCA Museum over the years- this is my favorite to date.

About 13 feet long & about 7 feet tall.

James restored this entirely himself including hand forging replacement iron fittings - there are sliding doors on curved bottom & top track along with self storing drop down windows.

The underside is perfect.

It is the latest donated vehicle to grace the museum.



FJ


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 05:37 pm:

This one isn't a true depot hack, but swell hack top covered 1926 runabout pickup.

Just so nice looking had to list it :-)

Was on Montana tour is summer, hailed from Alberta.






Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Dufault on Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 08:14 pm:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 10:23 pm:

Best looking, well mine of course! LOL :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert A Weitzel on Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:31 am:

Thanks Tom. I do love the front of this. It is still For sale


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Leo van Stirum, Spakenburg NL on Friday, November 17, 2017 - 06:27 am:

bought this one from Kent Sumner this summer, i think it's a Doozy..


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:32 am:

Try this


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By FreighTer Jim on Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:47 am:

Spakenburg

I love it ......

Can we send our Congress for an extended visit ?

FJ


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Bill Mullins Spokane Wa. on Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:49 am:

Tom how about Larry Skidmore's


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fred Dimock, Newfields NH, USA on Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:33 pm:

I win!!



Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Carnegie Spokane, WA on Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:42 pm:

I can't find a good picture of Larry's.

Here's a bad one.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Bird on Friday, November 17, 2017 - 12:45 pm:

I've always liked this one. It think it belongs to Fred Houston
depot


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fred Dimock, Newfields NH, USA on Friday, November 17, 2017 - 02:09 pm:

Just look at the handsome kid sitting in the back with the dark blue shirt !


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By D. R. Currier on Friday, November 17, 2017 - 07:34 pm:

The 1st Hack is the body I built for the Henry Ford Museum... The 2nd is one for myself.. :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fred Dimock, Newfields NH, USA on Friday, November 17, 2017 - 07:46 pm:

OK. I now have to ask how many of yours are original?

Mine is!!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Rod Barrett - Anderson, IN on Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 03:41 pm:

Allan from down under,

I really like your Depot Hack. I agree that they need some curves.

Here is mine. It has curved sides in the front. It keeps the wind down.


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