Could someone please take a few pictures of the underside of the front fender where it mounts to the frame (on a 1926). There are two holes that I think is where the bracket for the fender mounts but the holes seem to be too far back. There is also a hole that looks like it mounts to the front ear that sticks up on the frame but if that's the case, all three holes don't line up. Not sure if that makes sense but pics should be able to answer my questions.
Here's one from my granddads touring if I remember right the front hole that you can'tsee in the frame rail is not used to mount the fender
I think I now understand. The confusing part is that there are two holes side by side that are lined up exactly as if the mount is bolted through both holes. But if you use both holes there is approximately 2 inches between the fender mount and the front tab/ear on the frame.
Based on this pic, if I use the one hole on the frame rail closest to the front, and one hole on the tab/ear on the front of the frame, that should hold it pretty solid.
Thanks for sharing the pic.
Fasteners are detailed well in Ford Service, Chapter XLII, on the Improved Car, Para.1123.