1924 Model T Pickup is Ready to Run Some Moonshine
The Model T is an iconic vehicle, paving the way for this country to become a nation of drivers who could actually afford to buy a car. A whopping 16.5 million of them were sold across 19 production models, which is still top ten all-time.
For all the things that the Model T did right, there are a lot of things that make it not so much fun to drive today. With a mere 20 horsepower and what amounts to a horse buggy like suspension, they aren’t exactly safe for modern highway transportation.
That problem, plus the cheap cost of entry, led to a hot rod revolution. The Model T is a blank canvas for modification, and is cheap and easy to work on. The one you see before you is pretty unique – intended to be a moonshine runner, which is a role typically played by later (40’s and 50’s) model Fords.
This T ditches the stock horse and buggy effect by siting on a custom frame with modern suspension. Vintage wheels give it a throwback look, as does the matte black finish and super tall, unchopped roof.
The drivetrain produces quite a few more than 20 hp now, with a 1969-1970 spec Mustang 302 under the hood. It’s backed up by a C4 automatic transmission and 9-inch rear end, making it all Ford. That’s significant in a world of Chevy small block powered hot rods.
The retro theme continues inside, with a Mexican blanket for a seat cover and a wooden shift lever. All in all, it’s a cool package that definitely stands out from the crowd. But if you really want to run moonshine in it, that might not be such a good thing.
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