Betsy's front fenders have sagged a bit - I had tried to install an accessory brace in the past, but it was too short for me to install, apparently Betsy's front fenders had already sagged too much. I ended up selling the brace to another forum member
I saw another accessory brace this year at Hershey, and the price was right, so I took a chance and bought it. This one was a little longer to start with, so I was able to install it and pull the fenders up a bit.
I've always liked the look of these things on other folk's cars, but now that I've installed this one on Betsy, I have mixed feelings about it - what do you think?
Period accessory looks great !
I like mine but took it off after I painted the fenders. Since it was on since Teresa's grandpa owned the car I keep planning to put it back on. It rubs on the radiator shell so has been likely a bit to far rearward. I like them and think they look good on a T, especially one used on rough roads.
Looks good Mark, haven't seen one quite like it.
Mark, I think this is the brace you have or one very similar to it. I think Jay posted this photo awhile back. I have one just like it. so I copied the pic .
I understand the ease of a fender brace for getting some more life out of a tired car way back whenever, but isn't there a forging or something up under the fender that can be bent back up for proper support?
*Note: my opinion probably doesn't matter since my car is a 26 with a factory fender brace tying the headlight mounts together.
I think it looks good.I wouldn't mind 1 of those on my truck.
But I do have a question. If you look under the drivers side headlight and you see the gap between the fender and the bottom radiator piece, it looks like the fender may be pulled up a bit to much does it not? can't see the gap to well on the other side but it almost looks equal.
Perhaps sit on it a couple weeks and lift the cover every now and again and have a look-see. :-)
I like the Fender Form Bracket from Met products on the Center Door down in the woods. Similar to your set-up but it took awhile to like it.
Does anybody make them? I could use one on my TT. Jim
I've got the same brace on my '24 touring. Since the bar runs right up next to the radiator shell, I have a couple pieces of rubber hose over the bar at that point to avoid damage.
I also slipped some rubber hose onto the bars where they come close to the radiator shell.
I'll leave it on for now and drive the car a few times with it to see if it squeaks or has any other undesirable qualities.
My unrestored 23 came with one and so I will leave it there, but on a nice shiny car I'm not too keen about them.