Check out these running boards!
The clearly are not 1914-1915. They are closer to 1911-1912, but the Ford Script is way off "center." I have never seen any with this pattern. Maybe a towncar or ???
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Maybe modern repros not following any specific Ford drawing?
Alright now. They looked short to me in the photos (but sometimes photos lie). So I looked a little closer at the photos. In one, he shows a tape measure, apparently showing a length of 36 inches (he only shows the 36 inch area, leaving me to hope the other end is properly placed).
I went outside, in the dark, braved the bears, skunks, and raccoons (gotta make this sound good), grabbed a running board where I knew one was leaning next to the storage shed, went to the garage where there was light, and measured it. 45 inches.
So, these, although very pretty, appear to be about nine inches short. Both ends are flat where they attach to the fender, so that looks more or less correct. I considered the 1911 torpedo and open roadsters which used a shorter running board. But they had the running board brackets located closer together with the rear bracket moved forward a fair amount (I don't know the exact amount, but I would guess about 7 to 10 inches forward). I am also fairly certain that the Ford script (lengthwise like these) were roughly centered on the running board (not like these). These running boards do not appear to have the bracket holes properly placed for the '11 torpedo and roadster, but that may be fixable.
I would guess, and it is only a guess, that these were special made or offered for something other than a stock model T. A hotrod perhaps??? Or they could have been an improperly made set for that 1911 torpedo somebody was building badly.
What the hey? If I wasn't so broke, I would be interested in them. I have a 1912 project pile that has no running boards yet. A little of my own personal brand of welding magic would make them marginally passable as 1912s.
No animosity intended toward the seller. Just don't want anyone checking here to buy the wrong thing. I may not know what they were intended for? But I do know some Ts they are not correct for. And there are a lot of them.
Drive carefully, and enjoy, W2
I don't know but could they be for a "C" cab or maybe a "TT"
I think they are Rootlieb speedster boards.
They could be off a army ambulance .ED
At first I thought they could have been shortened on one end to make the with the off-center Ford script, but then I went back and looked at them again and see that they have the flat area on the short end too. So unless someone was good a metal work and fixed the flat areas, I don't know what they are.