While gathering the parts together for my 1922 Coupe that I disassembled 21 years ago, I came across this bracket. Memory fails me where this goes and what is its purpose. I only found one. I am pretty sure it is not a '22 Coupe-specific part; rather, I suspect it was an extra bracket, possibly to re-inforce the spare tie carrier? It's about 2 1/2 feet long.
Anybody know what this bracket's function in life was? Thanks in advance.
Accessory rear fender brace. The lower curved part goes on the lower edge of the fender curve and the other end fastens to the wood sill underside.
Made in pairs for left and right rear fender . ARG is the mfg., Birmingham AL
Marshall, When you took the Coupe apart 21 years ago why didn't you document the parts by lots of pictures with your cell phone?
Could be worse, I find mystery parts from stuff I took apart a couple weeks ago!
Thanks, Dan. That sounds like the solution to my dilemma. So, there must be another one of these animals somewhere in the basement or storage areas. yeah - but WHERE???
Michael - When I disassembled the car in 1996, I had no idea it would be 21 years before the parts were gathered up again, this time for a new owner. Otherwise, I would have been more diligent about tagging parts. Memory only lasts so long when mixed in with dozens of other projects in two decades. My bad. And I paid for it.
Marshall, I was pulling your leg!
Not too many cell phones with or without cameras 21 years ago!!!
I think I am the only person on the face of the earth who does NOT have a cell phone. I HATE telephones and always have, so it's highly unlikely that I will ever get a cell phone. That's what wives are for.
When disassembling Model T Coupe's and sedan's its a good rule to at least keep all the body parts and pieces in a secure spot.
The open cars are a lot more forgiving as far as finding replacement body parts if some get lost.
The closed cars are not! The reason is they didn't make as many of them and more than a few of the body trim, hardware and small parts aren't not being reproduced.
In 2005 we moved from Arizona to Iowa and took all 15 antique cars with us (5 Model T's, 10 Model A's). Some were professionally moved, two I personally drove back to Iowa, and four were completely disassembled and came in various Ryder truck treks. Uprooting and packing up these disassembled cars disturbed the carefully laid-out storage I had for these cars in Arizona. Sadly, in the past 12 years I haven't restored a single one of these cars because I have been too busy fixing other people's rolling death traps around here. 2018, however, has been designated as Year One: I'll thin out the herd some more and get back on the unfinished cars we brought back. It's the odd Model T parts that I grapple with more than Model A. Hopefully I won't run across any more mystery stray parts like this in the next couple years.