During my search and eventual purchase of my 1920 T I learned a lot from the MTFCA experts on how to spot the differences between 1917 through 1925 years.
What I want to do is try to build a reference page showing the differences between models (Touring) after the brass years.
I have a few books showing most of these differences McCalley's being the best, but I want to try to have them all in one place for easy access for those looking to buy a T.
So I want to pick your brain, from the obvious to the small details on changes over the years.
I understand that placing an exact date on all these changes is virtually impossible so I just want to do a general 'year' date that way when one is inspecting a 1920 T they can make a reasonable assessment that it is a 1920 and not a 1923 body (like it happened to me (3 times)).
If you can please place the years before the change would be of great help (including pictures along with the description would be best!), like so:
Touring model rear assembly panels changes from 5 panels to three panels.
5 panels, seam pre 21:
3 panels, no seam post 21:
Hood clash strips where change from straight design to a dogleg design to match larger hood design
Straight pre 23:
Dog leg post 23:
Spring shackles changed from changed from L type to U type. (I don't have these pictures so if you have them please post them!)
Thanks in advance!
I tried to erase this post but the site would not let me so please ignore and post on the 1917 - 1925 APPROXIMATE YEAR IDENTIFICATION CHANGES link below.
There are many points relative to the differences between the low radiator and high radiator cars and much is written about them. Problem is documentation and is critical to produce a good product.