Rear fender to splash shield bracket

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Rear fender to splash shield bracket

Post by Craig E. Luton » Thu Aug 08, 2019 10:47 pm

Some model T touring and roadsters used a sheetmetal brace that fit between the rear fender and splash shield to help with the rattling. When did they start using this brace and how long was it used? I know it wasn't used in 1913 but don't know when they started using them.

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Re: Rear fender to splash shield bracket

Post by Wayne Sheldon » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:07 am

I would like a definitive answer to this myself. I am putting together my '15 runabout. Most, but not all, the original fenders and splash shields I have do have either the brackets, or at least the holes where a bracket was many years ago. Between them, I have four matching brackets, and intend to use them. I figure if all the pieces (even coming from maybe six different cars?) have them, the car should have them. Whether they were factory installed? Or after-market? I do not know. I do have a couple fenders that do not have any holes for these brackets, so that would indicate they may not have been factory, or at least not on all cars.


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Re: Rear fender to splash shield bracket

Post by Original Smith » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:16 pm

My guess would be most likely 1923. I put NOS fenders on my 1925, and the rear fenders to splash shields have them.


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Re: Rear fender to splash shield bracket

Post by DJPeterson » Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:55 pm

Both of my late 15 model year 16's had them


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Re: Rear fender to splash shield bracket

Post by FATMAN » Sun Aug 11, 2019 10:29 am

we have them if you need them, Bob

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Re: Rear fender to splash shield bracket

Post by DanTreace » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:45 pm

From Encyclopedia on Club Homepage.


1915-1916

Similar in style to the late 1914 type; front bill, three rivets now used to secure the front fender iron bracket. Rear fenders were now curved to follow the wheel outline and have no crown. Bracket added between splash apron and rear fender.
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Re: Rear fender to splash shield bracket

Post by Craig E. Luton » Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:59 pm

Thank you everyone for your replies and especially to Dan for his research on the topic.

Craig

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