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Depression Fender Patch

Post by StanHowe » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:28 pm

Burger mentioned what I think is this fender patch from eastern Montana probably done when it was a long ways to a Ford dealer and the T owner had far more time than money.

It had probably laid in the iron pile for close to 100 years when I dug it out. We sold it at an auction in eastern Montana about 5 years ago, I had my brother buy it and I have it in my collection.

It should be in the Museum.
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Re: Depression Fender Patch

Post by RustyFords » Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:35 pm

Very nice. I love how evenly spaced the rivets are.
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Re: Depression Fender Patch

Post by Burger in Spokane » Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:39 pm

That is just too cool !
More people are doing it today than ever before !


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Re: Depression Fender Patch

Post by old_charley » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:38 pm

Thanks for the picture. I love to see these homemade repairs that kept Ts on the road. Here's a photo of the patch on my '14, "Otis", that I bought from John Mays three years ago.
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Re: Depression Fender Patch

Post by RustyFords » Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:40 pm

old_charley wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:38 pm
Thanks for the picture. I love to see these homemade repairs that kept Ts on the road. Here's a photo of the patch on my '14, "Otis", that I bought from John Mays three years ago.20200212_103222.jpg
That's a great example.

I've had the pleasure of riding in Otis and have looked over all his greatness...and there's a lot of it. Everywhere your eye falls, there's something cool.
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Re: Depression Fender Patch

Post by StanHowe » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:02 pm

I like stuff like this.
Most people don't seem to, they want everything shiny and new.
I'm always afraid if I donated things like this to a museum they would just throw it in the back room and forget about it.
I also have a very cool metal lathe made from Model t parts


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Re: Depression Fender Patch

Post by Dallas Landers » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:03 pm

Havnt seen Otis in a while! Good to see him. I really like those patches and the detail and care taken. Shows pride even at low cost.

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Re: Depression Fender Patch

Post by Rich Eagle » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:40 pm

Here is one of my favorites.
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When did I do that?

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Re: Depression Fender Patch

Post by RustyFords » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:24 pm

StanHowe wrote:
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:02 pm
I like stuff like this.
Most people don't seem to, they want everything shiny and new.
I'm always afraid if I donated things like this to a museum they would just throw it in the back room and forget about it.
I also have a very cool metal lathe made from Model t parts
I’m with you Stan. This sort of stuff speaks to me on a deep level. There are stories behind these items...some of which are almost certainly riveting (see what I did there?) 😉

That’s why I love my old farm-used 24 Touring so much. It’s showing its battle scars. It’s not a patch, but this is a fender on my car. The brace, the gouge in the metal, the dent on top of the fender...they speak of hard times, frugality, ingenuity and perseverance.
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Re: Depression Fender Patch

Post by It's Bill » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:04 pm

I think I remember seeing a Marine motto that said " We having been doing so much with so little for so long we are now qualified to do anything with nothing. "

Sums it up, don't you think?

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Re: Depression Fender Patch

Post by Jim_PTC_GA » Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:28 pm

I like the rivets and scars too. Here's one on one of mine.
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Re: Depression Fender Patch

Post by Duey_C » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:59 pm

I have a mid-late open express pickup here (a severe mish-mash of parts) that is almost all patches.
I'll bet they had loads of fun with it way before the 80's and looks pretty good still.
My son told me we'd have to replace all the fenders and running boards, I said no.
Patches on almost all four corners and in the middle. He's wonderful!
And I call him Ted or Theodore. Hmmm, Dan Patch? Remember Dan Patch?
They even named a line of gas engines after Dan Patch. Bob Kill had one from 1910-1915... Patch Adams? No.
Goll, there's a name that's so close... :lol:
He's so non-assuming looking until ya get close, then he explodes in details.
I really like the fact that these reminders of the past are being appreciated! :)
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