This 1927 Ford Model T pick-up was created using an original roadster cowl and doors, with some custom metal work to allow for more room in the cab. Built roughly ten years ago, the truck is said to be a good cruiser, with several 200 mile trips under its belt, including The Race of Gentlemen in New Jersey. Looking period perfect in bright blue with red steelies and whitewalls, the truck rolls on all vintage Ford components, and its 21 stud flatty wears twin carbs on an Edelbrock intake. Find it here on eBay in Wernersville, Pennsylvania with reserve not met.
The body has been lengthened 10 inches behind the doors, which is a nice touch, as these T’s can be tight for larger folks. Interestingly a 1930-’31 Model A grille shell perches over the ’37 Ford front axle. Split wishbones and juice brakes round out the nose. A boxed frame is always nice, and we dig the louvered splash panels. Note the color matched headlight buckets.
Though it’s hard to tell, the ’37 Ford Banjo rear appears to be running split wishbones. In any case it’s filled with 3.54 gears and has unspecified early Ford hydraulic brakes. The bed should add a place to stow your luggage, and we spy a fuel tank back there too. Staggered tires led a nice rake, and the burble from the twice pipes should be excellent.
This shot gives a really good idea of how intimate the cabs of these T’s can be, and while the added length doesn’t increase elbow room, it will allow for the seat to be pushed back a bit. That said, there isn’t much here, as these interiors can and should be pretty spartan. A Banjo style wheel or even a cut down ’40 Ford item would look great here.
Factory rated at 85 HP, this 221ci flathead V8 should make a bit more thanks to twin Stromberg 94’s on an Edelbrock intake. Still running six volts, it’s good to see an electric fan as these engines can run a bit hot. Twist is passed to a ’37 Ford 3-speed. Said to run and drive great, we’d hide the solenoid and ditch the billet-style expansion tank, but everything else looks just about on-point.