The running boards are for a 1912 touring. The bolt holes are about 9.5 inches on center on one side and about 6.75 inches on the other end on center. The 'ford' script is read when facing the car.
The running boards fit when I took the car apart. See pix.
But how can they when the 9.5 inch side goes on the right side of the car so it can fit the front fender. If they are identical then one side will not fit.
Is this making sense?
Part # Factory # Description
4812 2530 R/H Blue
4813 2531 L/H
Steel with typical diamond pattern. Ford script ran lengthwise. “Made in USA” added in later production 1912. Painted body color.
There was a left and right board in 1912.
I have two lefts. But I took them both off the car. Does this makes sense to anyone?
Yes, that makes sense. They obviously didn't fit correctly when you took them off LOL
Just joshing with ya! Probably whomever was working on the car before you, didn't realize there was a R/H and a L/H running board.
When you took the car apart, one must have had one Ford Script facing out, and the other facing in.
I have one. I'll check to see if I have a left or right.
I made a mistake. I have two right sided running boards. I need a left one NOT a right one.
You are correct. The previous owner probably had the left one on backwards.
Anybody want to buy a left running board for a 1912? lol
Keith, please let me know if you have a left one for sale or trade.
Otherwise I will call a vender tomorrow. I would like it by Thanksgiving.
I'm sorry to report the running board I have is also for the right.
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For some reason the lefts are always the hard one to find, probably because more accidents happened on the left? I've seen the same situation on late running boards used from 22-25. The best idea Ford had was in '13 when he changed the script. Then there was no need for a left or right.
The '13/'14's are also punched for a carbide generator so they could be used for a RHD I suppose.
Ken in Texas
The right side running board I have is punched for a carbide generator, so maybe it is for a late 1912, or early 1913. Of course the location of the holes and consequent placement of the generator would almost completely obscure the sideways Ford script.
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Thank you for trying Keith. I ordered one from Snyder's because I wanted it before Thanksgiving. I hope to sell my two right running boards.