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Model T hackingJul 28 2008

Many early 20th century hackers found the Ford Model T a perfect platform on which to build all manner of different mobile machines.

Among the 800 vintage automobiles brought by collectors were ones that had been converted to snowmobiles, racing coups and tow trucks. That was only a glimmer of the many innovative changes made by Model T owners, for uses Henry Ford never had in mind. They transformed the cars into tractors, pickup trucks, paddy wagons, mobile lumber mills and power plants for milling grain. An itinerant preacher converted his into a four-wheeled chapel.

Check out the slideshow for several examples, including the goat sidecar.

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