In Reply to: Re: #404 posted by AL CT on March 03, 2017 at 09:29:59:
Yes fellas, the Hat Rims came a bit later in '39, but when is not documented in any MPC's. They are one of those items that fell thru the cracks when the 9N first hit the scene and changes were made fast and furious. No one can positively say at what serial number the hat rims appeared, but they did come out in 1939 sometime. Note mounting bolts were 5/8-18 hex heads. Photos courtesy of good friend and Ford-Ferguson 9N Guru Jason Grooms.
EARLY 9N 6-LOOP STYLE REAR RIM:
CLOSE-UP; LOOP, CAST IRON, RIVETED CONTRUCTION:
HENRY FORD, JUNE 29, 1939, WORLD PREMIER OF THE 9N -FAIRLANE ESTATE, DEARBORN, MICHIGAN: