1926 TT Stake Bed Project

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2012: 1926 TT Stake Bed Project
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Taylor on Monday, November 26, 2012 - 01:36 am:

I need a Stake Bed for my 1926 TT. If I have to build one, Does any body have any info on it? I have looked and looked and found a nice diagram of a AA stake bed on this forum, but nothing on 1925,26,27 years. I know it has a metal frame, has a number of metal cross members and 2 metal channels that run down the lenght of the bed. Any info on building one or know where I may purchase on on the West Coast would sure help out. This was my Dad's project and now it's mine. I would like to get it completed by May 2013. I sure would hate to buy another TT just to take the bed off of. But I may have to. Here is a photo the day I got it last week. Larry

1926 TT Minus the Stake Bed


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Sean Gregory on Monday, November 26, 2012 - 03:07 am:

I am excited to see this build! I also would like to build a flatbed for my truck when I get to that part of the project. Sure am jealous of those doors, but I think making wooden ones will be fun. And yours has a bumper too, interesting.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Monday, November 26, 2012 - 08:14 am:

Did all of the "official" Ford TT & AA stake beds have "Ford" on the back?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Monday, November 26, 2012 - 09:38 am:

Pretty sure, all the ones I have seen have the dual Ford script on the rear rail.




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Danuser on Monday, November 26, 2012 - 10:30 am:

I have the frame work of the wider TT bed here, needs lots of TLC, joints are loose, some crossmembers are thin, no boards in the floor, no metal strips, but is a correct bed It has one more board in the floor then the one I have on my restored TT. 250.00 plus come get it, I'll help you load it danuser88@ktis.net Fulton Mo


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Monday, November 26, 2012 - 11:06 am:

When I shopped for a TT bed about five years ago I quickly found three. I bought the one at Model T Haven because it was only two counties away and least expensive ($500). You can build one, but I expect you can find a Ford bed if you look for it.




Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Monday, November 26, 2012 - 11:14 am:

By the way, I think your location in a major farming area like the San Joaquin Valley probably helps your chances of finding one.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Lovejoy, So Cal on Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 12:39 am:

Theres one on E bay right now, forget where. But it's on there, just punch in model t. Think it was posted about 3 days ago? Good luck


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Lovejoy, So Cal on Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 12:59 am:

Here's the number - but it's in Kansas, 121030363438. I have and am working on a TT too, one of these days. All us Calli guys are going to have to git together and have a big TT run :-)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Sean Gregory on Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 03:54 am:

Yes, a nice 15mph tour through the golden hills sounds good!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 11:23 am:

I finally remembered to take a pic of the bed which is the reason for my question posted on Monday.

bed

With the exception of having 4 stake pockets on the back instead of 3, it looks identical to the Ford ones pictured above.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert Scott Owens on Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 11:34 am:

Hi Larry, I have one and I live about 35 miles away from you. I will send you a pm. Scott


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Thursday, November 29, 2012 - 11:36 am:

Maybe someone who's a better searcher than I am will answer that. I think I remember somebody posting information on which beds had Ford Truck on them and which didn't.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Fred Schrope - Upland, IN on Friday, November 30, 2012 - 08:49 am:

I have one from a '49 Ford that doesn't have the "truck", but looks the same otherwise and I assume could be used on a "TT".


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Friday, November 30, 2012 - 09:15 am:

Mike

Pretty sure the stake bed on the TT chassis in your picture is an AA stake bed.

You can tell AA beds as most have 4 stake pockets at the rear member. Ford AA beds came in various sizes too, the TT only one size.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Friday, November 30, 2012 - 09:50 am:

I thought maybe I'd bid on that bed in Olmitz until I saw this. I wonder how many bidders have noticed what they're bidding on.

THIS AUCTION IS FOR THE SET OF EIGHT (8) BED SIDE STAKES THAT SET INTO THE STAKE POCKETS OF THE BED SHOWN IN PHOTOS - BED IS FOR REFERENCE ONLY - TO IDENTIFY THE CORRECT APPLICATION OF THE STAKES. ONE STAKE HAS SOME PRETTY GOOD DENTS IN IT - SEE LAST PHOTO - THERE ARE A COUPLE OF OTHER STAKES WITH SOME MINOR DINGS IN THEM. THE SET OF EIGHT STAKES WERE STILL IN THE STAKE POCKETS OF THE BED SHOWN WHEN I AQUIRRED THEM YEARS AGO. I AM NOT KNOWLEDGEABLE ON THESE OLD FORD FLAT BEDS - SO I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS MODEL T OR MODEL A?? MAYBE SOME MEASUREMENTS OF THE BED WOULD HELP YOU IDENTIFY. OVERALL OUTSIDE DIMENSIONS OF THE BED ARE: 65" WIDE X 98" LONG & FRAME RAILS ARE 32" O.D. & ARE PARALLEL FROM FRONT TO REAR. THE STAKES ARE 3 1/16" WIDE X 1 1/2" THICK X 27" LONG. IF I AM SUCCESSFULL AT SELLING THESE STAKES - THEN I WILL BE SELLING THE BED ALSO - PLEASE CALL FOR ANY PARTICULARS. THE BED HAS SOME PROBLEMS - MAINLY IT HAS BEEN PULLED FROM ONE CORNER & IS PULLED OUT OF SQUARE - NEEDS SQUARED UP. AGAIN - THIS AUCTION IS ONLY FOR THE SET OF EIGHT (8) SIDE STAKES FOR THE FORD TRUCK FLAT BED - FLAT BED WILL SELL AT A LATER DATE. E-MAIL WITH QUESTIONS OR CALL IF NECESSARY 620-617-6644. NO BUY IT NOW NOR WILL I END AUCTION EARLY. ALL SALES ARE FINAL. PLEASE ADD $28.00 USPS PARCEL POST SHIPPING - LOCAL PICKUP IS ALSO WELCOME


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Robert Scott Owens on Friday, November 30, 2012 - 10:45 am:

Hi Dan, Well I have two TT beds and one is about 6 inches narrower and about 2 inches shorter. Both are three pockets on the rear and have Ford Truck. Scott


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Willie K Cordes on Friday, November 30, 2012 - 11:35 am:

Dan, these two TT stake beds sure look the same except one is one board and metal strip less in width. Length is the same and bottom sills are the same distance apart. Same amount of stake pockets and Ford Truck on the rear. Neither one looks modified, so I think there were two widths of TT beds.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Friday, November 30, 2012 - 01:30 pm:

What kind of wood did Ford use for that stake?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Harold Schwendeman - Sumner,WA on Friday, November 30, 2012 - 04:30 pm:

Steve - I really like the neat built-in mounting bracket on that "stake" too!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Willie K Cordes on Friday, November 30, 2012 - 05:54 pm:

When you find things out in the weather, sometimes one finds that trees have joined the object left out.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mike Walker, NW AR on Friday, November 30, 2012 - 11:44 pm:

Dan (and others) -- Thanks for the info.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Cassara Long Island, NY on Saturday, December 01, 2012 - 12:44 am:

ebay # 121030363438 is an auction for the stakes! Not the bed. Bid carefully!


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tom Lovejoy, So Cal on Saturday, December 01, 2012 - 02:02 am:

Gosh, sorry bout that, did not see that - good catch guys.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Stroud on Saturday, December 01, 2012 - 04:59 am:

Dan Treace, there were for sure two stake beds of different widths made for the TT's, they are are listed in the parts books. Dave


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By David Stroud on Saturday, December 01, 2012 - 05:05 am:

Mike Walker, the bed you have pictured is most likely an AA bed, but Ford built those beds in very much the same style well into the sixties and maybe later. They are all very similar with different dimensions of the various parts. I think some had Ford on the back, but maybe the later ones did not, I'm not sure. Dave


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By george house on Saturday, December 01, 2012 - 07:27 am:

Ford changed the TT stake bed width - ONLY -in mid '27 production year when he, for a short time, began utilizing the 'new and improved' ignition/amp switch in the dash.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Taylor on Wednesday, December 05, 2012 - 03:33 am:

I found a Bed for my TT got it from ** Scott Owens!! But he has to remove it off his TT. Its going to take some work. He is even going to deliver it !!!! I drove over and talked for 2 1/2 hours. He knows his TT's. Here is a photo of my new bed before I get to work on it. I just can;t wait to start gringing and welding on it :-)
My new to me TT Bed


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Cassara Long Island, NY on Wednesday, December 05, 2012 - 07:46 am:

WOW those e-bay stakes went for $267.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By John Danuser on Wednesday, December 05, 2012 - 10:27 am:

I get $55.00 ea here in Missouri for TT stakes


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Wednesday, December 05, 2012 - 11:11 am:

A question of curiosity that maybe one of you guys with a Ford TT bed can answer -

My '18 TT has a wood cab and wood stake side bed that were undoubtedly made by someone other than Ford. I believe them to be original to the truck. The bed measures 60" wide by 96" long. My question is, what are the dimensions of a Ford manufactured TT bed?

Anyhow, just curious....


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Willie K Cordes on Thursday, December 06, 2012 - 07:22 pm:

Henry, your wood stake bed is close to the size of the narrow bed. It measures 65 1/2 inches by 99 inches long. (pictured in above post)
The wider bed measures 73 inches by 99 long.
I have a 1924 TT that my dad bought new and they had to sit on the fuel tank to drive it home. (No cab or bed, just the hood, fenders and firewall) They built an open seat and a stake bed to haul cotton seed and cotton bales and wood for the firebox on the boiler. (Steam engine powered cotton gin)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Henry Petrino in Modesto, CA on Thursday, December 06, 2012 - 08:06 pm:

Thanks Willie. I always thought mine was a little smaller than the Ford beds, and it turns out it is a little. Of course, for the "custom" made beds like mine and your '24, the dimensions of the bed would be a function of what you intend to haul. Bulky light stuff would probably allow a pretty large bed while a guy in the brick business would only need a smaller bed to haul a full capacity load.


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