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Hey, Im new here, and have a quick question. While cleaning out an old, unpaid storage shed at my work, I came across an old ford, I can get for cheap and resurrect, Ive restored many cars, although the oldest was a 66 fastback, my trouble is Im trying to identify it, since I didnt have a camera at the time, I dont yet have any pictures, let me do a quick description, as my hours and hours on the net, have not yet identified it. Its old, Im pretty good with cars, (50s,60s,70s) but I beleive it to be a model t, what year and model I dont know, its topless, and currently has no fenders, it has a 4 cyl flattie, sideways leafs for susp., wooden wheels and steering wheel, flat radiator, I saw it at the end of the day, so Im trying to recall from memory, it was very short, I sat in it and my left knee stuck out over the side, with me feet on the pedals (it is a full size model, just incredibly short, and it appears to be original, the closest thing Ive found is a speedster or some pics of track ts ive found, the weird thing is the back of the body its in a (UU) type shape with the curve of the (UU) serving as the seating area, there is no tank after the body, and I couldnt see where one was ever mounted, the interior was very small, and 2 people in it would be pretty close to one another, any ideas?

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Well it looks more like the first one, the yellow model, except its much shorter, almost half as short, I walked the wheelbase and it was about 5 or 6 feet from hub to hub, the front end looks very similar, but the doors are not there, they are nonexistant, just small lowered areas (similar to a jeep, I guess) where you step up and over, on the car I found, the end of the body, is about just beyond where the rear door jamb is on the yellow car, you sit almost directly above rear axle, it has some form of brakes at the wheels, (unfamiliar with very old braking systems, like a drum brake, or a band brake) if you look at the other link, and check out the 1914 speedster, and look at the rear end view, look at the back of the seats, the rear of the body, see, how each side makes a small curve shape, to look like a shallow "w", that hugs each bucket? thats how this one is, except the "W" curves are much more pronounced. also, the gas tank is under the cowl area,any ideas?
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I suspect you've quit looking for a response, but to me it sounds like what I think used to be called a 'leapin' lena' which was used at rodeos and such places as a clown's prop car. They could be made to jump, or pull wheelies, as the short wheel base let them transfer the weight to the back.
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