Hello all, finally decided to take part rather than just lurking through your posts (I did pretty well, made it through about 400 pages the last couple months). Long story short, I've wanted a pilothouse since 1985, when I passed on the chance to buy one. As I was only 18, let's blame it on the ignorance of youth. I figured it was time last winter, and picked up 3 in a 2 week period... a '52 B3B, '52 B3C, and a '53 B4C, all projects. As well as 2 early Dakotas, which will donate their bodies to science (maybe). I've also been grabbing whatever parts I can find, and I've noticed the beds vary somewhat between the years. I'm aware of the Market-side beds (which my 3B has), and the switch to the larger fenders in '53, but was there a change in the early fenders? One pair I've got doesn't have a raised section across the front edge. Also, did they make the beds wider in '53? My '53 (and the '54 bed I bought) is about 4" wider than my '52s. Thankyou for sharing your knowledge, I'm still trying to process and absorb all I can.