What do you make of this "DF"(?) marked non-tapered early wishbone ?

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2017: What do you make of this "DF"(?) marked non-tapered early wishbone ?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Constantine on Monday, February 27, 2017 - 09:35 am:










Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By dale w on Monday, February 27, 2017 - 10:04 am:

Drop Forged (?)


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Trent Boggess on Monday, February 27, 2017 - 10:25 am:

Detroit Forge. This was one of many firms that Ford used during the Model T era. Ford's demand for drop steel forgings was so great that no one forging company could meet all of FMC's needs.

Respectfully submitted,

Trent Boggess


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Constantine on Monday, February 27, 2017 - 10:34 am:

Thanks Trent.

Anyone have an idea which year/s a non-tapered design was used? Or is this a non-Ford accessory..are those numbers Ford part numbers?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Monday, February 27, 2017 - 04:52 pm:

Weren't all early above-the-axle wishbones non tapered in the parts that goes through the perches?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Constantine on Monday, February 27, 2017 - 05:14 pm:

Roger, I'm referring to the tubing. The wishbone on my 13, the tubing becomes thinner (tapers) towards the ball end. On this one there is no taper in the tubing.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Bennett - Australia on Monday, February 27, 2017 - 05:20 pm:

That's a variation I have not seen before. Early wishbone Y forgings at the pan end have tubes which terminate almost right at the end. Later ones appear to have the Y with the longer ends just like the under axle type. This one seems to be in between. The front ends also seem to be longer.
Perhaps Detroit Forge production was restricted to USA and not used on our Canadian cars.

Allan from down under.


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