I would like to install "guide rails" made from 2x4's on the floor of my new enclosed trailer.
(I understand that "southern T's" had a wider track but I don't think that applies to my cars).
Are Model T track widths the same front and rear?
Yes, 60 inch tread width.
Ron the Coilman
Are we saying that standard T's are 56" outside of the tread or centerline of the tread?
Are they the same front and rear?
How wide is a Model T outside of tire to outside of tire?
My 21 Runabout measures right about 61 inches from outside of tire to outside of tire.
Of course the car measures wider at the fenders.
The reason for all of my questions is that I have an upcoming road trip to pick up a T. We are trying to plan the trailer setup. Obviously, we will not bolt anything down until we get the car loaded. Depending on weather, we might load the car, get the position right and mark the exact tire locations - then attach some fixtures.
Unless somebody tells me otherwise, Model T track width is the exact same front to rear.
I built four wheel chocks from scrap pieces of 2x4's and a 4x4 I had. I screw them down to the trailer's wood floor, the front ones permanent so when the car rolls in it stops exactly where it needs to be every time I load it.
They're not store bought but they work pretty good for me.
I also strap my car down front and back when I haul it.
Something like that is what I would like to do in my new T hauling trailer.
If I install a 2x4 guide rail from front to back then I need to know if the wheel track is the same front to rear.