My 1915 roadster came with later fenders (17-25). I am upgrading the car with new 1915 style fenders. I would like to sell my existing fenders. I am not sure if the front fenders are the 17-23 style, or the 24-25 style. The parts venders give a different part number for 17-23 front fenders vs. 24-25 front fenders, so there must be a difference. However from the catalogue illustration, I cannot determine what the difference is. Can anyone help me out? I would like to be able to accurately list them for sale.
24 fenders have a lip on the front, otherwise they are the same as 17-23 fenders. 25 fenders have a different beading pattern which I believe runs under the splash apron. The 25 rear fender I think is a touch wider than the earlier fenders. Maybe someone can post some pictures.
The 25 front fenders are sometimes called "commercial" fenders.
I thought I knew at one time but the other day while looking through fenders for my project I found one that has the same bead as the 24-5 and the off set on the out side ahead of the running board but has no lip to match the radiator apron. Now I am trying to decide weather to cut the lip off the one or add it to the other. Why do things get so confusing? Decisions, decisions! KGB
Here's a pic of my '24 touring front fender.
Steve, that's the way they are on my 24 tudor. Like that fender brace, wish you'd post more pics, might try and fabricate one. KGB
Keith - do these help?
LOL, those Universal T-drivers sure do pick up the rocks, don't they? I'm constantly picking them out of mine.
Yes that shows a lot, thanks. KGB
The fender on the left is a 25.
The fender on the right is 23-24.
Both have the "lip" or flange on the front edge of the skirt.
I was thinking when they went to the high radiator (Mid '23?), they put a little 'wing' on the front edge of the fender down where they meet the radiator that kinda blends to the new radiator apron. Sorry, I don't have pics.
Here's a pic that might help, it shows the "wing" on the front of the fender on the '24 to blend in with the radiator apron:
Here is the fender I have, no sign of ever having a lip. KGB
The encyclopedia on this website has a lot of information about the differences between the fenders Ford used in the Black era (17-25).
Its pretty much all there.
What Ken has posted is correct. Note that the '25 fender has built in washers for the running board holes. Only late '23s, which are '24 models with have the lip to blend into the splash apron.
What do I have then? that is the question. KGB
Ken K, thanks for the pic.
I've been trying to figure out our touring car. I bought it as a '23 but I suspect that it's a '25. Will print that pic out and take it to the shop later to compare.
The fender in your picture appears to be a '17-'23 front fender. I hope that this helps. Bill
Bill, that's what I was looking for. As this commercial bodied project is going to be a 23 because of engine I will make the other fender look the same. I am going to assume this would be a low hood. KGB
So guys am I correct to assume that the Fender change (with the added front lip) and the new lower radiator apron, first started with the introduction of the High Radiators?
Fred, I am lost in this matter and am deferring to older and wiser heads. KGB