I am trying to find the dimensions of the rear bumper brackets to determine which mount on a 1926 Roadster. The parts lists in the Encyclopedia show different part numbers for the Roadster/Coupe vs. those for the other body styles. I did a "Google" search and found references in previous Forum posts that there are differences but did not find the dimensions of the various parts. What are the differences and what are the dimensions? Is the difference in the length of the bracket only?
Does anyone have a good link that shows pictures of how they are mounted?
If I remember correctly, the coupe/roadster brackets are the longer ones. This is due to the angle of the rear mounted spare.
Lang's sells new reproductions of the rear brackets in just one size fits all.
Here are the new repro rear brackets on the '27 and there is lots of room for the spare, even twin spares if needed. Bumper bars are original but powder coated instead of nickel plate.
Original T adv. with bumper photo
Dennis, the reproduction brackets are one size fits all. Because the spare tends to tuck in at the bottom on a sedan or touring, the originals were five to six inches shorter. On a coupe or roadster, the top of the spare tends to tuck in closer to the body. I have no experience with the rear split bumpers. I'm not even sure if Ford offered them, originally, The 1926 Fordex book shows only the solid rear bumper. No one wants to see the day when their bumpers are put to use to avoid damage, but in that situation, I'd want the solid bumpers as I think they are stronger and offer more protection. I have them on both my coupe and fordor sedan.
37" For a 1926 tudor is overall length I just got a nice all original 27 tudor and this is what came with car, Bob
Correct. The long length bumper bars are better than shorty.
That flagged marker stick might have hit Dixie! With the long double bars you just knock 'em over!
Maybe I need a backup camera
The '27 coupe that I had in the '50s had factory short bumpers on either side at the back, not one long one all the way across.
Dan, Could you measure the distance between the bumper bars and the rear crossmember where the bumper bracket is bolted?
Does someone else have that same measurement on an original set for a Coupe/Roadster?
The 2 types listed in the parts book in the McCalley Encyclopedia Page 263 are 3120SX REAR BUMPER ASSEMBLY (Roadster, Coupe) and 3119SX REAR BUMPER ASSEMBLY (Touring, Tudor and Fordor). The measurement between the 5 bolt holes would be the same for both styles.
Thanks for the help.
distance between the bumper bars and the rear crossmember where the bumper bracket is bolted
Dennis, I hope you are just asking for these dimensions for curiousity and not because you are going to try to make your own! The bumper brackets should be spring steel. They also are not just flat strap steel (if viewed from an end. The bars have a bend in them (when looked at from the end) for added strength and coupled to the normal bends in the brackets to clear the body and align the bars, there are very few amateur restorers who could come close to making am authentic set without a forge and a lot of sweat.
No, I don't plan to try to make brackets. I am trying to install some that I bought several years ago and they don't appear to be the Coupe/Roadster type. The bumper bars look like they will interfere with the spare tire on my 26 Roadster. I stopped before I finished the complete installation to try to find information on the correct length for a Roadster.
Thanks Dan for the measurement from your Touring.
Does anyone know the dimension of the brackets for a Coupe/Roadster from the bumper bars to the rear cross member?