mikewest

Is this a 1920s Buick chassis? Please take a look

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I am trying to ID a unknown to me chassis. Its been suggested it may be 1924 and up Buick.  Please take a look and see if you can identify this chassis. It may of been cut  off on the back end. Thank you Mike 

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While those rear springs certainly look like Buick cantilever springs, maybe missing a few leaves, the heavy steel bars bolted to the frame leads me to believe it was a home made tractor built from car parts. see red arrows in marked up pic below.

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If that were a Buick transmission, I believe it would say so on the side.  On the mid 20s' Buick, the engine is supported at 3 points.  At the front cross member, and the bell housing supports the back of the engine on each side.  The transmission is held up by the bell housing.  Without the bell housing, the transmission is only held by the torque ball and torque tube to the rear axle.  This appears to have a support for the transmission.  The rear axle design looks like a design used earlier than a 1925 by Buick.  That transmission is 2 halves, and in 1925, it had a steel rear axle cover on the rear like a conventional rear axle.

That chassis is also straight and does not have the "bump up" for the rear of the body, or the big steel plate at the back of the frame.   Photo is a 1925 Buick Standard.

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Thanks Hugh , Im  not convinced its Buick anymore. Its similar , but that's where it ends. Thank you.

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