Took photos of the running board with the up side down Ford script. The standing board has the front to the top. The close up shows the up side down script. This board had the script covered by the acetylene generator.
The shortened diamonds either side of the rear mounting bolts show that it has not ben misdrilled.
Just for interest.
Allan from down under
Close up showing holes for generator.
Looks like the running board support holes are the same size as the fender holes. That is not what I have. The running board support holes are larger. Maybe someone drilled them wrong and decided to cover up the "Ford" that turned out the wrong way. I thought all '13 and '14 were punched for acetylene generators and they are also missing from your pictured board.
The diamond pattern on both my 1913 and 1925 does not look like the pictured board where the Ford logo is. What I have is on page 183 of Bruce's Book. Same thing except no generator holes on the '25.
Ken in Texas
You have a nice early running board there. Someone obviously drilled those four holes. I'm willing to bet that running board was originally on a 1915 or 16. I wonder if there is a Made in Canada under all that paint?
Larry, the front of the running board is to the left in the photo. The oddity is the up side down script. I checked for any Made In ? and there was nothing. The generator holes may well be an after manufacture addition.
Allan from down under.
The generator holes are in the wrong place for production. The carbide generator was always mounted forward of the script, not covering it.
The board was probably a mistake on the line. An oddity for sure.