Cute kid too.
Interesting photo. I wonder what happened to the running board.
I'll bet it's to keep cargo from sliding off.
I think you're right, Richard. I looked at it wrong thinking there was a piece of it cut away. Further examination shows it to be what looks like a piece of wood added, presumably as a stop to hold something on the running board.
The ol' eyes aren't what they used to be...
For one thing, it's not a Ford C cab.
That board is for when the Mother In Law is lashed to the running board she doesn't slip off. :-)
Why would one care if the mother in law fell off?
Great idea Jay. We don't have one and just let her slip off.
BTW that is a cute kid and an interesting top.
I think your right, it's something that was made to put on a touring or roadster to look like a C cab top.
I believe it's a slip-on accessory delivery body that slips over the top and rear of a factory roadster body with the factory trunk removed.
There have been period photos of that type accessory body posted on the forum in the past. If I can find one of the photos, I'll post it.
Here you go -