Yes indeed those are factory installed doors. It is a later 1912 touring, after the elimination of the outside brass door handles on the rear doors. Perhaps April 1912 or later.
Here's one with the top up.
I guess I didn't realize there were such beads on them. Are these factory pinstripes to?
Rolled beads were typical for all slab-side 1912 cars. Yes, the pinstripe is typical as well. ALL slab-side 1912 cars came from the factory with fore-doors.
Note the differences between the two photos:
#1) Brown lights and "non-arched" splash shield.
#2) E&J black and brass lights, arched & bulged splash shield, and long (60"?) speedometer cable.
Both cars have the top straps that attach to the windshield hinge.
Nice photos, Erich & Royce.
Are you going to go play in the snow today, Erich?
: ^ )
The top one would have the same splash aprons. The angle of the picture has to be just right to see that.
Yes Keith, I did and am loading the photos now. Will make a new post.
Thanks you guys for the details.
Erich & Royce,
I love the old pictures! What a great reference for pin stripe. I have a 1912 with outside handles probably close to the end of outside handles. My doors are identical to the picture. I have a extra set of original doors with part of the original upholstery,if some one is in need let me know. I am missing the round nob , does some one have them or make them?