Do the rear fender irons for a 1915-16 roadster differ from the rear fender irons for the 1917-25 roadsters? If so how do you tell them apart? My 1915 roadster came with the 1917-25 rear fenders. Now that I have the correct rear fenders, I am having trouble getting the rear fenders to line up correctly. Could the problem be that I am using the wrong rear fender irons?
The parts book shows rear fender irons for coupe and runabout (#4804E & #4804F) the same for 1913-1923.
As Steve indicates, they all should be the same. I have seen more than a few of them off of cars and when held close together it is clear to see that many of them have been "tweaked" by age or someone.
Your's may require a bit of massage. Good luck with your project.
Thanks for the quick response.
1913 s are a lot thiner than the later ones. charley
I have a Canadian 15 with part number T5405 cast on the rear fender iron.
I have two different irons
The iron with the slight bend was from Langs and it does not fit the other one with the longer bend does fit (it is the original part) #T5405.
I can't believe Ford used the same rear roadster fender iron for 1912-23? but I don't know any differences. The touring rear fender irons, at some time in the later production, went to one made out of formed sheet steel.
This is an excellent question. I have several sets of rear roadster fender irons,and they differ in the height of the rear fender mounting,from floor, Perhaps an inch or so.I have wondered if this was a year change,but have not seen any verification yet.
i have built bodies for 30 years and never saw one like that must be a Canadian thing. charley
In 1923-25 Ford used rear irons similar to the 1913-23 for the roadster and coupe. They look about the same but are different.
Jack and Mark's comments reflect what I am experiencing. I installed the correct 15 rear fenders with the same rear fender irons that were on the car when it had the 1923 style rear fenders. The 23 fenders were aligned correctly. The 15 fenders are now too high (with the same fender irons used on the 23 fenders), and do not align correctly with the rear edge of the splash apron. I no longer have the 1923 fender for comparison, but the problem appears to be that the fender mounting brackets are located in a different location on the fender. The 23 style apparently had the mounting bracket at the highest point of fender. The mounting bracket on the 15 fender is further back, past the crest of the fender, hence lower.