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Late 1920s Model A? Model T? Help!

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Attached is a photo of my dad and his mom around 1928 or '29. Can anyone identify the vehicle for me?

Tragically, my dad's parents were killed in a head-on collision shortly after this photo was taken. He had heard family rumors that the car's steering wheel broke off. Is that possible/likely? Do the old Fords have a history of malfunctioning like that?

Thanks to anyone who can help!

Jane

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The top of the fenders and the windshield post too. If you blow-up the picture you can make out the spark advance rod and horn button as well.

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Some questions for those who guess Model T

1. The spark lever rub plate looks to be other than black steel. Was is it a

metal other than steel on the late T's?

2. The steering wheel looks to big for a T. What do you think?

3. Did the 26/27 have wing nuts at two places on the windshield stantions?

My 15 looked a lot different in thse areas, but then the whole car was.

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Rear deck profile looks too high and curved for a T ?

How about the inside door release and stirke on the "B"-pillar ? Can anybody ID those ?

My guess is Dodge Bros. ?

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Rear deck profile looks too high and curved for a T ?

How about the inside door release and stirke on the "B"-pillar ? Can anybody ID those ?

My guess is Dodge Bros. ?

Not Dodge Brothers. There is no upward curve from the running board to the rear fender on the car in the photo.

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I'm sticking with my story - even the door sill that wraps up the post a little is all Ford - the turtle deck on my 15 is a lot lower too - the steering wheel was made larger in the later years as well. Yes 26-7 open cars used the wing nuts, The universal door catch (used L & R) - there may be some glare in the picture on the quadrant, but I'm sure of the car being a T.

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Model T was my guess when I first saw the pic. But having another look at the pic I notice the wheels are wood spokes, didn't 26/27 T's have wire wheels? When did T's go from wood spokes to wire wheels?

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Absolutely, beyond a shadow of a doubt, a Model T Ford. In 1926 wood wheels were standard with wires being the option. In 1927, it was the other way around. Trust me guys, this is a T.

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Here is a roadster pickup for '27 Ford. Same angle. Same windshield stanchions. Only difference is the wood box and no turtle deck. I agree with 1926 or 1927 i.d.

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