The braces are two end wrenches welded end to end. Not mine. Found pic on internet.
So what are they being used for?
This is what I did with some extra ones I had - accessories display.
I made regular deliveries to a business in South Melbourne, IIRC it was Henderson Springs. Their store room was set up with wooden supports for the shelving which consisted, as far as I could see, of Model T running boards- all N.O.S.
I commented on them and admired them saying that I would very much like a pair. A few weeks later, the storeman pointed to a large brown paper parcel on the floor and said that it was for me. Yes, a pair of the running boards.
Unfortunately I didn't manage to find a car to put them on, and the TT that I had at the time, I had to part with, but that is another story.
So what are they being used for? Is that a shelf in the first pic?
I think it was Dave Huson that posted a few years ago about T running boards being used for a fence.
Make for good fenders on a trailer
Or seat platform on a doodlebug:
My dad worked at the Ford Highland Park Plant, where most of the Model T's were made. He was there after the T era, when they made Ford tractors there, (on the T assembly lines). A coworker of his knew he liked T's and took him high up into one of the crane ways to show him how the catwalks were all made from NOS T running boards. Probably still there.
Ken Todd: Yes I did comment on a corral built by 400 running boards. It belonged to my oldest boys father in law. I used to be able to take a poor one to his ranch and take a mint one of the corral fence and replace it with a poorer one. I wish I had taken a picture of it. The were placed two high which is just right for a corral fence. The person that built the fence back when you could go to a junk yard and get all the running boards you wanted died and the ranch sold. I often wonder what happened to all the running boards.
You could always make a running board tool box like this. Jim
Dang It Ron, I thought I might be the first to do the running board floor thing.
Chad - someone beat you to it about 85 years ago on my T/IHC mower. Battery box is also made from running board sections.
Someone mentioned a fence built from running boards, and that got me thinking. If there were 15 million model T's built, that's 30 million running boards. I'm guessing they are about 8 inches wide. I don't have one handy. Well if you took all those running boards and used them as fence pickets, standing vertically... They'd make a fence over 3780 miles long. That's a lot of running boards.
I have some new ones I have no use for. This gives me some ideas!