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1912 Pie Wagon

Post by otrcman » Sun May 10, 2020 5:24 pm

I just ran across this photo in an old family album.

The car was built (or rebuilt, I don't know) by my Uncle, George Teters, in Glendale Arizona in the 1970's. Uncle George acquired his first old car, a 1908 Mitchell, in about 1932. Traded a Model T speedester for the Mitchell.

I have no idea where the Pie Wagon is now. Uncle George passed away in the mid 1980's and the only car still in the family is a 1917 Pathfinder.
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Re: 1912 Pie Wagon

Post by Mopar_man » Sun May 10, 2020 8:45 pm

That's a neat T. I love the roof on the pie wagons.

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Re: 1912 Pie Wagon

Post by TWrenn » Mon May 11, 2020 9:08 am

Yeh, at first I wasn't too fond of them. Maybe 'cause they wouldn't fit in a "normal" garage.
But now with a barn and a 12.5' door, I'd love to have one. They are definitely unique looking.


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Re: 1912 Pie Wagon

Post by Dollisdad » Tue May 12, 2020 1:43 pm

Yea, I love these little trucks.
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Re: 1912 Pie Wagon

Post by otrcman » Tue May 12, 2020 5:56 pm

Beautiful car, Tom. I had never paid much attention to pie wagons, but looking at your car and my uncle's car I notice that both have wire wheels. Was that a style, or is it just a coincidence that these two cars are so equipped ?

Another thing I wondered about, and can't see in the pics of your car: On the blue car, the body sides curve inward from about the tops of the fenders down to the splash aprons. I had assumed the body sides would have been wooden, but that curve is less likely if they were wood. Are your body sides rolled in at the lower 18" or so as well ? Are the body sides sheet metal over wooden formers ?

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Re: 1912 Pie Wagon

Post by Ray Syverson » Tue May 12, 2020 7:34 pm

Dick, Yes the sides were steel over a wooden framework, and thebvbody curved in at the bottom. The rear doors had the same curve at the bottom.The Ford Delivery Car bodies did not have side windows.


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Re: 1912 Pie Wagon

Post by Dollisdad » Tue May 12, 2020 8:57 pm

A few pics showing the rolling in the body. It is a oak skeleton with aluminum skins. Not original, but the general form to my design. Wire wheels are my preference also.
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Re: 1912 Pie Wagon

Post by otrcman » Tue May 12, 2020 9:21 pm

Beautiful work, Tom. Are you the painter ?

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Re: 1912 Pie Wagon

Post by Dollisdad » Tue May 12, 2020 9:34 pm

Yes, I did all the paint work, except for the stripping. Here’s my guy Kevin Hilsabeck doing his magic.
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Re: 1912 Pie Wagon

Post by HPetrino » Tue May 12, 2020 9:47 pm

My dad's father owned and operated a French bread bakery in San Jose, CA from 1920 until 1952. He had 2 or 3 "pie wagons" to deliver bread with in the '20's. I don't know if they were brass era cars or black era cars. In about 1925 my dad, age 5 at the time, was riding in one with his dad. The old man took a left turn a little too fast and my dad ended up flying out into the intersection. He wasn't hurt, but it scared the holy crap out of him and my grandfather both.

My dad lived to age 96 and never liked those trucks for the rest of his life, but lacking his negative experience I do!. :D


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Re: 1912 Pie Wagon

Post by Dollisdad » Sun May 17, 2020 11:56 am

I came across this pic of the skeleton and thought I’d share for those who are interested.
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