A buckboard was a farmers utility truck,
or pickup, based on the chassis of the Model T Ford car. This was about
two feet shorter in the wheelbase than the Model TT truck and had a gross
load capacity of about half a ton.
Following a request from one Clay Shay
(see the Book!) the Toenail Ridge Truck
Assembly Plant took it upon themselves to modify a 1918 Model T flivver
( 2-seater with turtle-deck) into a small buckboard.
This is the result....
The Buckboard is built from the same GR
plans as all of the rest of the TRSL Model T trucks but the wheelbase has
been shortened by two feet to match that of the passenger car. Also the
fenders now extend to the rear and include the splash shield running along
the chassis and merging with the running boards. Typical of these modified
passenger cars up until the early 20s, no provision was made for weather
protection for the driver, passenger, or cargo.