Greetings Guys, I was wondering if anybody has a measured drawing to make the floorboards for my Model T. I am not a wood worker by any means! I had a plywood set of boards from one of the vendors and was not happy with the fit. They somehow ended up in the garbage and now I have nothing to go by. One of the threads mentioned making a cardboard template, I think I will do that if I cant find a set of drawings. As always thanks for the help!
You can come on over and trace mine. I'm in Port Orange. 26 Roadster, Original floorboards.
If you bought the floor boards from Lang's in the past year, please contact me. I now make Lang's floor boards and if there is a problem with them I would like to understand it and resolve it before it affects others. Especially since I'm making a run of these very floorboards right now.
If you didn't buy them from Lang's within the past year, then I know exactly what the problem is. Snyders and Macs both list two sets of floorboards for the 26-27 cars - one for the open cars and one for the closed cars. The pictures show different shapes for the two types. The problem is that both the open and closed cars (except the Fordor and Truck) used the same floorboards. You can verify this by looking at the part numbers in the parts book. I also have the documentation from the archives and it says right on it "Touring, Roadster, Tudor, Coupe".
The correct 26-27 floor boards look more like the ones they advertise for the closed cars - with the rounded corners. I have no idea what the ones they advertise for the open cars will actually fit as I have accounted for pretty much all of the different types except the very early cars (pre 1911) and some of the odd ones (like the very early coupes and the 1915 centerdoor) and none of them look like that. The closed cab truck used the same floor boards as the 24-25 closed cars and the C-Cab used the same except with a different main floor board. The Fordor also used the same except with a different #1 board. So if these are the ones you bought, I'm not surprised that they don't fit.
You can see what all the different floorboards look like here:
Select Floorboards from the drop down menu on the left.
Dave,I have never seen a model T floor board made of plywood originally. Why did you choose it over solid wood for yours?
David, your pictures look great. The boards I had purchased did not have the rounded corners. The problem I also had is that the pedal cutouts were all about 3/4" to the right of where I needed them to be. They (the cutouts) also were not tall enough...... I thought originally that my pedals might be bent but I replaced the brake pedal with a new one for the Rocky
Mountain brakes and had the same clearance problem with that one. I did purchase them from Langs in the past year. Maybe I just purchased a bad set.
Not sure which Dave your question is directed at!
I make floorboards out of both Hardwood and Plywood. The original ones were made out of hardwood for the most part. Around Sept. of 1926 Ford added 5 ply fir plywood to the list of acceptable materials. This note appears on most of the floorboard prints, so original replacement floorboards could be plywood as could some of the original 27 floorboards.
The reason I offer the plywood ones is that they are less expensive and they tend not to warp as much as the hardwood ones. Once painted, most people would never know that they are not correct. For many people this is acceptable. For those who want to be correct I offer the hardwood ones. These are constructed as the original ones were including the splines in the ends.
If they did not have the rounded corners then they were not made by me. They would have been from some other supplier (I don't know who that is). I delivered the first sets of these in June of 07.
Dave S. Yes it was you I was asking. Thanks.
how come both have the same PO#
Because when I created the page I copied and pasted code, and didn't fix all the part numbers! Hmmm - that was done a couple of months ago so either nobody noticed, or nobody let me know, or even worse - nobody even looked at it!
Thanks for pointing that out - I'll get it fixed today.