Hi all,can anyone figure out the year the first floorboard panel set on metal risers?I have a 1920 roadster and mine sit on wood risers.When the change to the body wood?Thanks!
I am no expert on this but here are a few observations.
The first ( cropped ) picture is from the Ford Price List of Body Parts.
Note it is showing the wooden risers. It is for the Fordor Sedan 1923 - 1925. I know that sometime between 23 and 24 they must have gone to the metal risers. Our 1924 Canadian built Fordor has metal risers. I am sure Dave Sosnoski will have some idea when that occurred.
Regards, John Page
Fordor Sedan 1923 - 1925 ( Note wooden risers )
The second picture is for the 1924 -1925 Coupe. ( Note the metal risers.)
A quick search of Bruce Mc's CD shows that Ford used 5 different body mfg from 1915 to 1921, among the ones with more steel in the seat frames were Ford, Beaudette and Fisher, Beaudette used the steel floorboard risers before the others.
On Oct 15, 1920 the 'new' 1921 style bodies were introduced and most had the steel risers. Beaudette continued to make bodies for Ford until July 20, 1922 when they sold out to Fisher, now owned by GM.
Good info Dan. Any idea what year Beaudette started making them that way?
My march 24 Fordor has steel risers.
I am in the process of restoring a 21 Touring with the low style cowl, and 5 piece back.
It has the remains of steel floor board risers BUT they are a little different style that the vendors sell.
I haven't found any like them ay swap meets so I used the later 22-25 style for open cars that the vendors have. They aren't totally correct but will work.
My early 22 touring cut off pickup has the original wooden floorboard risers. It also has the limited edition 1 piece front spindles.