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Looks like it has a crank starter??
 

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Dissecting the picture is can be surmised the truck is a Ford for it is clad in classic black paint.

I think your guesstimate is quite accurate for Ford was the first to produce a truck and they introduced the pickup in 1925.
 

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This photo is of my Dad when he was about 6-8 years old; that would be about 1926-28. If I knew for sure the age of the truck he is sitting on, it would help establish the date. What can some of you tell me about the truck?

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I'm no Model T expert but a little internet exploring leads me to believe this is a 1922 Ford Model TT with a aftermarket C-Cab installed. Prior to 1924 all Ford Model TT were built and delivered with no cabs or bodies, those were supplied by coachbuilders or built by the owners. As a data point top speed on that truck was 20 MPH due to it's weight and gearing.

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Scott,
First of all that's a handsome young man, and a nice Jack Russel with him.
There are some trucks that look like this in my area, and they are a Ford.
OH, THATS A GREAT PIC, thanks for sharing.
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Probably a Model T Ford truck ( As posted above I think they were called TT models.) I have only seen a couple of them in my entire lifetime. Not many of the Model T variants left now and that model is certainly rare I am sure. Great picture and memories.
 

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Thank you all for the comments on the photo...it is one of my favorites. Like so many of his generation, my Dad, Howard, served in WW-II. He was shipped out to the Pacific theater and stayed out there for 3-1/2 years, never coming home on leave! I asked him once why not and his reply was, "because I would not have gone back". He was my hero and unfortunately died of a heart attack at age 66; way too early.

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Close, for sure. It appears this one has a RH steering wheel, but tough to see if the guy is the driver. May be a passenger. Funny old telephone number: Call 232.

My family's truck was heavily used for threshing with a Baker Steam engine. The truck carried the water tank.

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Right you are, Don. Just think how many folks would have had a camera in the mid-20's!! Now we all have one on a hand-held device that takes high quality photos. There are Billions of photos sitting on phones!
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That is one cool pic! No way would your dad believe it would be on a computer 90 years later. I tip my hat to his service and his love of this country. darn few in the news today would serve 3.5 days, let alone 3.5 years. Tough men........
 

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Thank you for sharing a great picture and a snapshot into your family history!
Real life version of "The Little Rascals"
 
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