There is a '24 coupe for sale on ebay (auction 290512833943). I'm posting a picture of it. Is it my imagination or does that rear fender look wrong for this car? On my '26 coupe, the wheel is centered proportionally in the well, but on this car the wheel appears to sit forward of center so much that it doesn't look right. Is this correct, or is there a reason it appears to be wrong? Is it possible they have the wrong rear fender on this car? Jim Patrick
The rear fender position on that coupe is pretty typical. The earlier cars all had that fender close to the tire, and of course, high up when the springs are unloaded. When full of passengers and loads, that fender will droop down in the rear.
The Improved Car rear fenders are different in position at that leading edge of the rear tire.
It always amazes me how close the rear wheel is to the running board and lower edge of the fender. That aside, that fender's contour is all wrong. Look at all the other photos, the fender has a clean, consistent arc all the way over the wheel. That fender is all messed up. Otherwise, it looks like a really nice car.
Drive safe, W2
The outer edge of the fender toward the rear looks like it got puller up. That might be easy to correct????
Maybe it was this coupe? If you fixed this one, it would probably end up like that. This particular car was for sale last year along with my '13 Speedster. I'm not sure where the coupe ended up.
Great question Patrick.
I was just looking at a photo of my '22 the other day and thought the rear wheels looked awfully close to the front of the wheel well instead of centered.
Glad to hear that is typical.
I was just worrying about that closeness yesterday looking at my '23 roadster. It's actually good to see another car with the wheel so close to the front of the left rear fender. Means we're in good company.
I wonder if Henry did that to prevent using oversize tires?
It may have been a "standard sizing thing" with Henry...If he made the running boards and splash aprons shorter to move the fender up it would mean retooling just for one model. If he made it fit then one size fits all! Just a guess.
Is seems like the chassis, running gear, wheel positions and front fenders would be the constant factors here and that all the body styles would have been designed around those constants, since the bodies would all bolt to the chassis at the same locations with the rear fenders attached to the bodies. Are the other body styles for the '24 this way, as well, with the rear wheels positioned so far forward in the wheel well? Jim Patrick
Did anyone notice the oil tail light on the '26-'27 in the period photo?
That would be a non-starter mag only improved car.
If I am not mistaken the 23-25 T Coupe rear fender apron extended all the way down to the frame.
The 24 T coupe that I restored did not have the fenders like the car that is pictured on the first post.
Those fenders are for the touring and roadsters. They will definately fit but not correct.
When I inherited the 24 Coupe many years ago my grandfather had put those type of fenders on it.
The original type fenders would rust away as the apron to frame area was a catch all for dirt and moisture. So folks would find some off of a touring or radster and install them on their Coupe.
If you have some of the vendors catalogs or if you look online at their websites you can see the difference.
I dont know about the earlier T Coupes.
Maybe someone else on the forun does.