Frame thickness

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2014: Frame thickness
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Richard Williamson on Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 08:52 am:

What is the thickness of Model T frame side members?

Thanks
Richard


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Terry Woods, Richmond, Texas on Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 09:51 am:

The Model T encyclopedia on this site states frame rails were made from 1/8" steel. Steel used in the front and rear crossmembers may have varied. For instance, it is a given fact that the thickness of the rear crossmember was increased during the 26 model year to compensate for heavier bodies.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Clayton Swanson on Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 10:08 am:

about the same time they put serial #'s on the frames, the rails got thicker too. some time in 26


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Steve Jelf, Parkerfield KS on Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 10:33 am:

1/8" would be .125". I measured. A frame with a four-rivet quadrant is .175". A frame with a two-rivet quadrant is also .175". A late 1926 frame is .192". A little of that may be paint, so call it .190". TT is .200".


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Thursday, April 24, 2014 - 01:44 pm:

Thanks, Steve :-)
Here is another recent thread where frame strength & thickness was discussed: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/411944/427652.html?1393942070


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