Does anyone have the dimensions (length, width and depth) and flange height for the lid ?
I would like to make one out of metal for my running board.
Any pictures would be helpful too.
I believe they were after market items and were made in various sizes.
Here's a picture of mine, it was on the car when I got it. It is 22 inches long, 9 inches wide, and 6.5 inches tall. The flange height for the lid is 1.5 inches. There are no maker's markings on it.
Other then the tool roll Ford never supplied a tool box, including (the more modern) ones with Ford stamped in the lid. If you are making one, the width of the running board, how ever high you like and same with the length. Remember how ever wide and tall you make it, the lid should be able to stay open with out falling on your hand when you reach in.
Dave, I had an old box with extensive repairs to the bottom and sides, but a near perfect lid. I had a sheet metal shop fold and roll a new side sheet and made this high enough to hold a standard T battery. Then the folded sheet was bent to suit the lid and I had a custom made box which looks just like an original. All of this was needed because I could not source an original running board battery box for my roadster.
Hope this helps.
Allan from down under.
Gary and Mark are correct. Ford never sold toolboxes with Model T's. They're all aftermarket, and they come in many sizes. The going rate is $40 - $60, but I bought one at Chickasha for $5 and another at an auction for $7. Be patient and look carefully.