body is off frame,now how do i know where rivets are suppose to be and bolts are not.
Generally, the frame will have rivets at all fastening points.
Exceptions found on the frame at the battery bracket, and of course the running board brace for the starter switch, where you will find bolts and castle nuts with cotters.
That is it.ok have to put pics up.
So when I tore mine down and found the only rivets were body mounts, that is a sign it has been torn down before? the running boards brackets were bolted on. 1920 touring.
Another tip -- check the vendor's catalog for rivet kits. That will not cover every rivet used but will give you a good clue. See Lang's http://www.modeltford.com/pl.aspx?t=s&v=rivet&page=1 for the VHS tape (I wonder if a DVD is available?) on installing frame rivets. Several of the local clubs will have that video available for you to look at. If you have not joined the local Model T club, I would recommend check out the nearest one to you. Also http://www.modeltford.com/pl.aspx?t=s&v=rivet&page=1 for rivets in general.
Steve -- in many cases previous owners may have used a bolt to replace one or two lose or missing rivets. That does not mean the body was taken off the frame as many of those can be replaced while the body stays on the frame. If the running board brackets had been trashed -- cutting off the rivets or drilling them out and bolting on another set could easily be done with the body on the frame. But if all the rivets in the front and rear cross members were replaced with bolts I would suspect someone had taken the body off when they did that.
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