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The heal panel sets the height of the front seat. I believe the top iron sets the pitch? If so could someone give me a measurement from the heal panel to the bolt that attaches the top iron.
When you put your front seat back panel in it will set the angle of your seat frame. Early 1915's had all wood seat construction. Later in 15 Ford went to metal seat frames. During the war years 1918-19 the body builders went back to wood seat frame construction do to metal shortages and then went back to all metal seat frames.
do you have the top bracket? that lays on the arm rest, and has a 90 degree bend where it mounts on the seat frame, i think. why dont you just come over and measure mine?
On my 21 Touring I used the top irons and the original seat frame and heel panel to get the seat pitch.
Remember that Ford used up to 5 body makers to build these bodies so that may or may not make a difference in setting the pitch.
I hope you have all of the seat frame hardware, brackets, top iron parts and etc.
There are some minor differences in the above hardware and parts but not enough to make a lot of difference. That's what I found when finally getting enough of the correct low cowl era parts to build my 21 which I'm still working on.
Hope this helps! Good luck.
The 1915-20 tourings with the metal seat frames used the top support irons that are straight and rivet to the seat frame side. Any with wood seat construction have the 90 degree bend and screw to the wood seat frame.
Yes I do have most Irons/Parts that I need albeit a bit rusty. I am putting together a Baudette (SP) Body.
Clayton: That's the plan, I'm hoping to get quite a few measurements and pictures.
After a little digging and putting the skin back on the frame. There is a bolt hole that lines up the seat pan and the seat back through the body. Problem solved just needed to do a little more thinking...
also, very good pics of a body langs have for sale on ebay if its still on, search model t body