I would think the Watkins truck was converted to have doors on it. What do you think?
Seems a lot of Runabouts were converted into small trucks probably because it was the cheapest way to do it. Too bad you can't lower the top anymore.
I agree with you that it looks like the "enclosed" Watkins body had the doors added on later. A quick look through the "Ford Trucks Since 1905" by James K. Wagner shows the curved flowing cab area used with storm curtains and the solid doors were usually shown on a more square looking cab. Ford also did that with the Ton Truck. The C-cab TT used side curtains while the enclosed cab TT was a much more square design. And it was much easier to make and fit the doors to a square design and keep the overall design flowing smoothly. In the photo of the Watkins body – there is a nice curved flow that ends abruptly with the rectangular shaped doors.
The roadster converted to truck appears to be a 1915 with the brass rimmed electric headlamps, louvered hood, and 1915-16 style fenders.
Thanks for posting the photo.
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