I have a '15 Touring with the "flat" fenders, and a '20 Roadster with the "crowned" fenders....I remember reading about these a while back, but can't remember the details, let alone find the post. Can anyone enlighten me as to what year Ford went to the so-called crowned fender?
I can say that Ford had crowned fender by August 20th 1916.
Here is that older post
Crowned fenders debuted with the 1917 Model year starting in August of 1916.
Thanks guys!! I've just gotten started with these wonderful T's this past march, and there's so much to learn, problem is trying to remember it all! Thank goodness for bookmarks! I'm keeping as many threads as possible for review. Nice Touring there, Dave, and wow what a fleet! I see you even have a "Cleary Barn" like I do!!! Great minds think alike!! Here's my latest "baby", sorry to sound like bragging, but just love to show these things off!! (who doesn't?)
Tim -- Your '15 is a beauty!
I prefer flat fenders to the crowned fenders. They balance a bottle of beer better.
Crowned fenders began with the first non-brass radiator Model T, which was the 1917 model year. In other words, no brass Model T ever left the factory with crowned fenders. And George is right: Flat fenders make better shelves.
Its nice to see after all these years that you have become a real Model T scholar. I hope to see you at Chickasha to expand on this thesis.