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To answer your question concerning the hood, I would say you have an early Model N Hood. At some point late 06' or early 07' all the hoods had 2 of the inspection doors. Since your hood only appears to have one hinged door it would be a early Model N. I did however look in the factory parts book and it says to specify the hood length when ordering, perhaps for the model SR? Please take this in formation at face value, it's worth what you paid for it! Regards, Bob (1907 Model N)
Bob, Thank you for answering my question. I did not know the number of inspection doors was based on vehicle year rather than vehicle model. You mentioned hood length, do N-R-S have different length hoods? This hood measures 25 1/2" Thanks again, Tyson
This hood might be slightly closer to 25 3/8", the 25 1/2" measurement was just a quick not necessarily very accurate measurement. No I don't plan to use it on a restoration project, actually I was trying to assess if it was for a specific model N-R-S or if N-R-S all used the same hood. You basically answered my question that it could have been any N-R-S as long as it was produced in 1906. Thank you.
The 1906 N hood is a little different, with a slightly higher first bend. Early radiators had a slightly higher "shoulder," so the 07/08 hood won't perfectly fit the 06 radiator, and vice versa. I have an early 06 N, with a later radiator, and the hood was re-bent to force it to fit the later radiator. When comparing with another hood, measure the height where the first bend is on the front (radiator) side.
robheyen, based on your photo, the radiator of the vehicle from which this hood came looks more like the radiator on the right, so possibly it was a late 06 or early 07 with single access door? Hood dimensions are roughly 11" vertical to first bend, the angled bend is about 5" and the flat horizontal top is approximately 10".
I'm not sure when N's had two side door hoods (or if). Ford ordered in batches and the R wasn't introduced until late winter 1907, with models not making it to the public until late March or early April 1907. If Ford had a group of single door hoods on hand, I would think N's kept a single door for some time. I agree that the angle of your hood "bend" looks like the later style. My hood is the early version, and has been roughly bent to try to conform to the later replacement radiator on the car. I have a photo of our N taken in 1925 with the 07-08 radiator on.
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