In Reply to: Re: Wanted: old style dog legs posted by Farmer Dan on January 12, 2019 at 16:45:57:
I agree with ya Dan, was just trying to get it in writing. MPC's show no p/n suffix that would indicate a change and transitioning from the smooth aluminum doglegs to the smooth steel ones should have a rev on them. I always thought the doglegs didn't get the knockouts until the 2N style were released and that was around the early '41 grille change period. The 2N doglegs don't appear until til the JAN 1946 MPC, BUT, there was never a '43, 44, or 45 MPC excluding the Moto-Tug one and that still lists the 9N doglegs as it should because the Moto-Tug was built on a 1942 9N. NOTE: The 2N model was not built until October, 1942 and those first ones were the warhorses. All Ford production came to a halt on February 10, 1942 per the US War Board restrictions on US manufacturing. If in doubt, it is documented in books. More proof: The JAN 1942 MPC lists not a single '2N' prefixed part -what does that tell you? There is a July 1943 Price List that shows all the warhorse 2N parts and a few standard ones. By May, 1943, Ford was ramping up to standard 2N production now that the war restrictions were lifted. MPC's were written months before the date shown on them. Those dates are merely an approximate effective date. Now, the July, 1947 MPC shows the 9N-16618 and 9N-16619 side panels (doglegs) used 39-43. The 2N doglegs are shown being used from 42-48. Yet another reason we need a set of 9N blueprints.