Hi all! can anyone identify the year of this apron? thanks for your help.my car is a 24 tudor. Ken
The front holes are for low radiator and High, looks more like a sedan fender.
Hard to tell for the light but a sedan has a squared off style apron. KGB
Thanks Joe! could this apron be for a 23 or a 24 tudor sed? this apron was on my car when I bought it and looked like a nice fit. the reason I am asking is I was was looking to buy one for the passenger side and the aprons listed for a 24 tudor sed don't look like mine, but the catalog pictures aren't to clear. thanks, Ken
Keith,25 was ,I believe, the first year for the squared off apron.
this apron is rounded from front to rear, Ken
Shield, not apron.
Mike! thanks for the part name correction. Ken
Rootlieb calls them splash aprons and the one you have pictured is a 17-23 sedan. The 24 is quite different. Rootlieb reproduces all the models of "aprons", they are in Turlock CA.
Just Google "Rootieb model t slash aprons" and they are all pictured there.
Tom is using the wrong terminology!
Jack, my 24 tudor has them, and they are shown in Bruce's book, page 341. I have the original ND paper work that shows engine # for April of 24. Lots of controversy over 23-25 sedans as they were making many changes during this time period. KGB
I have been a T owner of a 24 tudor for almost two years now and over that period of time and research for correctness to my car, I think the splash aprons have the most controversy of what is correct for it. I have seen a lot of 23- 24 and 25 T`s with both styles. Ken
Apron or shield are readily interchangeable:
A SHIELD is intended to protect, such as engine shields to protect the engine from debris and foreign matter.
APRON can be used in several contexts, in the case of a Model "T" the most appropriate is to protect the undercarriage from view, similar to covering a table with an APRON to cover the table legs and persons legs from view. Apron seems to be the most appropriate.
I owned a completely original '25 Tudor and it had squared splash shields.
Here's a brand new one.