It appears that the front fender lip changed sometime during 1913 production. My two '13 T's have the front lip sticking out like a '12, but uniform all the way around unlike a '12. Does anyone else have a late '13 production T with original fenders that do not stick out?
1912 front fenders:
1913 Front fenders:
Very early 1914 all original car belonging to BJ and Casey Miller. It has 1913 style windshield. The horn is upside down:
I know what you mean Larry. The 2 variants are shown at the top of page 159 of "The Car That Changed the World". Unfortunately I don't have any info on example cars that used each style that we could use to narrow it down.
On the right, is the early 13 fender. The front edge tips out. The later 13 fender is straight up and down, like most 14's. The fender on the left is the late 14 with the bill.
Woulda been nice if Henry would've left the fender design alone through an entire model year, instead of mid-year changes. Sure confuses things. Same thing for other parts of the cars.
Sounds like the My old friends complaint: " If they didn't build them right, how are supposed to restore them right!"
Super photo Dan. Thanks for posting. Yup, the photo on the right is what I'm talking about. Kim Dobbins Jan '13 has them, and my Feb and Apr '13s have them, so the change must have come after April. I know of a Jun or July car that doesn't have that lip.
June 1913 SN 289343 - Constantine drove it to Moscow.
This 13 seems to have the earlier style.
Look at the length of that speedometer cable!
that is a proud man in his shiny new ford. sad that the poor little car does not know of the hard life it has ahead