1926 Ford Model T Depot Hack
ST. LOUIS CAR MUSEUM & SALES
Saint Louis, MO 63301
Expertly crafted Ford Model T Depot Hack featuring a complete off frame restoration! Fully photo documented throughout the process, and used only in fair weather ever since! Outstanding finish work, wood color, and fitted with several ideal period accessories! Brand new wood spoke wheel & new Firestone tires! Great parade car and Ford event show piece!!
Henry Ford continued to produce America's affordable Model T at a rapid pace into the 1920's, averaging over 1 million units each year! The simplicity of the design, along with nine model choices to choose from, made Ford an easy choice for budget conscience buyers. They consisted of an inline four cylinder L-head engine producing an estimated 20 horsepower, two-speed planetary transmission, solid front axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf spring, live rear axle with transverse semi-elliptic leaf spring on a 100” wheelbase, and two-wheel mechanical rear drum brakes.
Features on this 1926 Ford Model T Depot Hack include correct 177ci Inline 4 cylinder engine (Oct 1926 engine #14460357), cloth-covered wiring, planetary transmission, 12-spoke wood wheels wrapped in Firestone 4.40/5.50-21 Gum-dipped tires, tilting front window, chrome plated hubcaps, under hood horn, dash amperes meter, Ford Moto-Meter radiator cap, Ford step plate, carpeted floor coverings with rubber front mat, dual coal lamps, rear tail lamp, rear hinged tail gate, rear seat, and running board luggage rack with doctors bag (carries several Ford tools inside).
This Ford Model T Depot Hack was painstakingly restored while in the hands of a longtime Ohio owner, who started by stripping this example down to its foundation and starting from scratch! This included a complete media blasting of the chassis and fully repainting it. The engine and driveline components all fully rebuilt, including the brakes. The metal body components are all straight, rust free steel originals that were painted in red oxide before being covered in Henry Ford's favorite color. The body itself was all hand-crafted in oak with expert precision and stunning results! The ribbed roof is nicely covered in vinyl and make for a perfect canopy for using in parades, special interest business displays, or hauling the grandkids around the neighborhood! Should weather protection be necessary, the side curtains are ready at a moment's notice to conceal your cargo!
It continues to start and run quite well and we invite buyers looking for interesting pieces for their collections to call with offers. Included with this example is a full photo album documenting the restoration completed approximately 30 years ago (1989)! Yes, that's right. It continues to look outstanding after all these years! Always garaged and used sparingly each year. Chances to find Model T's finished to this caliber do not come around very often!