I just acquired the frame for a 13 RHD. The front and rear cross members are toast. Are they available? will later ones fit?
There are quite a few members here who get cross if you bring up the topic of water pumps.
Is your frame the early one or later? The front X-member is easy,but that early rear member is going to be a search.
At some point early on, they made the front crossmember beefier. A purist would care if a light one were replaced with a heavy one.
From the encyclopedia:
Initially the same as the 1911 chassis. About January 1913 two additional rear body brackets were added for the Touring body, under the rear door ahead of the rear seat. These brackets were used only in 1913 and only on the Touring bodies. Longer rear cross-member, beginning about 271,425 (May 1913), eliminating the forged body brackets. Early rear cross-members were relatively flat across the top surface; not raised as in the later versions. While using the same parts, holes were added for the new front body brackets in mid-1916, and for the battery bracket, starter switch, and battery cable support beginning in 1919. Beginning about March 19, 1919, the “Ford” logo began to be imprinted on the front cross member.
I guess which cross members you use will depend on whether you're going for before or after #271,425.
I used a 1919 or later front for my 1915 (with the Ford logo) and the fit was perfect. Only the nitpickers will notice or care.
I will assume the rear crossmember is for use with the bolt on brackets?
Maybe you can find a skilled welder who can fix what you have. I think that would be my first choice. Alternatively maybe I should buy it from you as I have been accumulating parts to build another RHD car.
Gustaf I reread your post after I had my coffee! Brilliant humour
I will however post pictures of my haul later. Maybe get some ideas from the masses
Rob, I think I may have one of the cross members you need. The problem is that I live in Michigan and shipping it to you might be a big problem. If all else fails, contact me.
Les, I have a 1911 frame I'll sell, complete with spare front crossmember. Will you be driving through in the spring?
How much jim? I have a good friend in maine. Makes shipping very cheap
Well, you see, I have a 6 rivet rear axle and a 1912 block etc with RHD parts, a steering column, RHD brake lever, windshield, a restored brass radiator. Getting close to being enough parts to build a car!!! And a set of wooden wheels with front brakes!!
I'm not sure on my schedule at the moment, but possibly.
Rob if you email me your email address I will send a photo to see if it is correct. If it is $20.oo U.S. plus shipping