Leon K. Humble, 83, a retired electrician and entrepreneur living in Phoenix, told AJ Bame at the 1918 Ford Model T.
In 1918, my grandfather Carl Mote purchased the Model T. According to what I’ve heard, it came to his house in North Dakota by railroad packed in five or six crates. The crate was probably carried by horse and wagon to his home in Wolford, North Dakota, and he assembled the car himself because there were no car dealerships in the area. My grandfather was a farmer and a carpenter. Around 1930, he used a hacksaw to cut out the backseat and make a wooden bed to turn the vehicle into a pickup.
Grandson restores 1918 Ford Model T grandfather, hand-assembled a century ago
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