Ford Model T Pick-Up Truck
- : 1925
By the 1920’s, the Model T had become a practical and economical household fixture. It was equally comfortable in both city and country environments. Industrious rural owners found the “T” could easily be converted into multiple power tool applications to augment or replace a variety of manual or animal-driven chores. After market suppliers sold kits to convert the Model T into a variety of machines such as tractors, plows, saws, conveyors, threshers, generators and more. When Ford discovered that many of their Roadsters were converted to homemade pick-ups, they decided to sell a factory version of their own. In 1925, the pick-up was rolled out at just $281. It featured a two-seat cab and steel pick up bed measuring 56” x 40 ¾” with four pockets for stakes. In that first year, some 33,800 were sold. Our 1925 pickup was restored in 2013/2014 by Kurt Muller, Stew Sommerville, Corey St. Pierre and various Aerodrome volunteers. The pick-up body is a customized oak and steel version and adorned with the Ryan Airlines logo, builders of the Spirit of St. Louis.