As they say.....Time marches on..
Canadian T. Not a conversion. The windshield is the tell sign. Both section tilt in or out, not just the top. About 1922 maybe a little earlier. The Canadians got that style windshield before we did. I think the other one is maybe 51 or 52?
The other one is a fifty one. Dave in Bellingham,WA
I have a very similar photo for the next Ford in NZ book.
This Fortyniner was the first to arrive in Dunedin. It was used as the sole launch car in that city - the hub caps are still to be put on, indicating that this car has only just arrived in the city. The nationwide Fortyniner launch was on 15 March, 1949. This car was then sold to the owner on The Otago Daily Times newspaper. The same family, the Smiths, still own the ODT, which is now New Zealand's only independent major printed newspaper. Interestingly the current CEO, Julian Smith, is an avid Model T collector - and a very nice bloke!
One of the ODT photographers took this photo - which appeared in the paper the next day - not realising that the car would end up his his boss' ownership. This is the newspaper clipping.
Note the nickel-plated radiator on the T. This was quite a common enhancement on our T's after as early as about 1917!
Whilst the Model T was common in NZ, after 1948 American-sourced Fords (and other makes) were uncommon, and New Zealand began sourcing cars from 'mother England'. We only received the Custom Fordor cars - the Fortyniner pictured was the only one in Dunedin for months! We certainly didn't get the convertibles, which are fine looking cars.
Both are great photos. Thanks to all for sharing