It's so early it has the '13 style windshield. Maybe made in July '13 when Ford first got '14 style bodies from at least one of their suppliers?
The owners were called John and Irene.
Interesting how that '13 windshield does have the '14 vertical brackets holding it up.
Could it be a 14 windshield reversed? Our 13 will not stay partially up like this, especially if driving (wind and gravity). If it's a 14 on backward, would the hinge/gutter keep it partially extended?
This proves they didn't spend a lot of time polishing the brass back in the day
Irene looks kinda cute. I bet John had better things to do than polish brass.
The hinges appear to be Vanguards - be a '13.
What Dave said!
I've seen factory photos of early '14s, and they used up the '13 fenders on them too. I'm not sure when they stopped using the aluminum crank handles, but that must have been mid year.
Rob, I think you're right. That rain gutter would definitely hold it up like that...when I saw that this morning I even thought that'd be a weird place to keep the windshield driving down the road with wind and all. And those do not look like the typical hinge center as on the '13...they stick further out front than these look like.
Yes Dave, she does!
Does it have the bent 1914 style windshield supports that "if" it had the 1914 style windshield and it was installed correctly -- it would allow the windshield to clear the supports when the windshield was folded back?
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